Yahoo! News reported Wednesday that a Lewiston, Maine man says he's considering legal action after finding a knife in the store-bought cake he bought for his son's second birthday party.
Nathan Bibeau says as the family was slicing into the Elmo birthday cake bought at Walmart someone spotted a small metal paring knife.
Bibeau tells WGME-TV he was "pretty disappointed," and called Walmart immediately.
Walmart apologized and offered a refund. News of the knife found in the cake made it to corporate headquarters and a corporate spokeswoman, Kayla Whaling, said the knife incident "should not have happened," and the retailer would be eliminating use of the knives at store bakeries nationwide in the aftermath of the incident.
"We're thankful no one was hurt and sincerely apologize to our customers for their experience. We are reaching out to the family to resolve this." Whaling also told WGME that Walmart is taking actions to prevent this from happening again.
However, Bibeau says the damage was done. His son's birthday party was ruined. "We're not getting that birthday back," he said.
While Bibeau says he understands that mistakes can happen and will still shop at Walmart, he has contacted a lawyer and is considering legal action.