Recall: Toy Pirate Swords
On 2007-10-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Toy Pirate Swords due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2007 for about $12.00 to $15.00.
About 6,000 units are involved in this pirate sword recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Toy Weapons category in 2007.
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What is the problem?
The swords can break, creating a sharp point, which poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves a toy pirate sword with SKU number 140025491-GYS049. The SKU number is printed on the price tag above the bar code. The sword is made of plastic, and has a gold-colored handle and a gray plastic blade. The sword is about 19 inches long.
These items were sold new+ at Gymboree stores nationwide and its Web site from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $12 and $15.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the swords and return them to any Gymboree store for a full refund. Consumers also can contact Gymboree to receive instructions on returning the swords via mail.
For further information, contact Gymboree toll-free at (877)449-6932 between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gymboree.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Gymboree has received 11 reports of the sword breaking. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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