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Knife found in birthday cake

Posted at 1:55 PM, Mar 02, 2013

LEWISTON, Maine (CNN) – A father in Maine says his son’s birthday party was ruined by his local Wal-mart bakery after they found a knife inside his son’s cake.

“It’s not supposed to happen you know?”  Nathan Bibeau, father who discovered the knife, says.

Four pieces into the cake, Bibeau says they found a paring knife inside his son’s cake.

“It definitely put a damper with a lot of things, and I’m pretty disappointed with Wal-Mart,” Bibeau says.

They stopped the party and called Wal-Mart right away.

“People started leaving and the family was pretty upset,” Bibeau says.

Bibeau says he bought the cake in Auburn. The Wal-Mart spokeswoman says the store is taking immediate action to make sure this doesn’t happen to any other customers. The spokeswoman also says Wal-Mart is eliminating the use of that particular knife in bakeries across the country.

The spokeswoman went on to say, “This should not have happened. 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.”

Bibeau says Wal-Mart offered a refund and called, asking how to make this better. He says, that’s still not enough.

“We’re not ever going to get that second birthday back ever, you know?” Bibeau  says.

He says he has contacted a lawyer and is considering legal action against Wal-Mart.

“Things happen, of course, but if someone is able to make a mistake like that, they shouldn’t have hired them. I’m not going to hold a grudge. I’ll still shop at Wal-Mart,” Bibeau says.