Beware 'Avocado Hand'! 5 Tips For Staying Safe From This Latest Kitchen Scourge. I cannot count the number of times I have heard this story driving back and forth to work this last few weeks. Apparently the incidents of individuals seriously cutting themselves like this has increased to the point of a name being developed, i.e. 'avocado hand'. That seems rather crazy to me, but I can see it, especially when eating avocados and making guacamole are on the rise.