Gerber Legendary Blades, a division of Fiskars Brands, has agreed to pay a $2.6 million fine and abide by a permanent injunction to settle a case involving the Gerber Gator Combo Axe. Fiskars and CPSC jointly announced the recall of the product in 2011, but in a complaint filed on behalf of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the U.S. District Court for the state of Oregon, the U.S. government U.S. government charged that Fiskars knowingly failed to immediately report to CPSC a defect in the axe, causing an unreasonable risk of serious injury. The complaint charges that the knife in the Gator Combo Axe handle could and did dislodge from the handle when the axe was used for hammering or chopping, posing a serious laceration hazard. Fiskars began receiving reports of injuries caused by the product in 2005. Fiskars has agreed to implement and maintain a compliance program, containing written standards and policies, review procedures, records retention and other processes. It has also committed itself to maintaining and enforcing internal controls and procedures.