Recall Date: 2007-10-18
Recall: 4053 – 08037
Product Name: Gymboree Toy Pirate Swords
Description: The Gymboree Corp. Recalls Toy Swords Due to Breakage and Laceration Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2007 Release #08-037 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 449-6932 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 The Gymboree Corp. Recalls Toy Swords Due to Breakage and Laceration Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Toy Pirate Swords Units: About 6,000 Manufacturer: The Gymboree Corp., of San Francisco, Calif. Hazard: The swords can break, creating a sharp point, which poses a laceration hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Gymboree has received 11 reports of the sword breaking. No injuries have been reported. Description: 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. Sold at: Gymboree stores nationwide and its Web site from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $12 and $15. Manufactured in: China Remedy: 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. Consumer Contact: 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
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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