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Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 449-6932
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