A toddler was lucky to escape uninjured after a six centimetre blade was found in a toy parcel bought from Smyths Toys Store.
Cirencester dad Josh Gleed-Hill had bought the lights and sounds fire engine toy for his 3-year-old daughters birthday.
He said: “We received the toys on August 9, and it came from the Gloucester store online.
“My daughter unwrapped the present on her birthday.
“I got it out of the box the day after to find this knife fall out.
“I am so glad I opened the box for her otherwise she could have been badly injured.
“I am worried there could be more in more of there products.
Josh said the incident had put him off shopping at Smyths Toys Store in the future.
A spokesman for Smyths Toys Store said: “The complainant in this case has accepted an apology from Smyths Toys.
“We investigated the matter with the suppliers of the toy.
“While the tool found is not one they use in manufacture, the suppliers acknowledged the possibility that one of their employees – disobeying their procedures – may have brought it to work.
“We have passed on to the complainant the assurance from the manufacturer that they will tighten their procedures.”