Doll designed for cuddling, recalled for possibly burning children
WGHP reported that Wal-Mart is recalling 174,000 dolls due to receiving multiple complaints that the dolls are burning children.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the My Sweet Love Cuddle Care Doll is being recalled because the circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.
So far, Wal-Mart has received 12 reported incidents, including burns and blisters.
The CPSC listed the following information about the recall:
Description: The My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby electronic baby doll comes in pink floral clothing and matching knit hat. The 16 inch doll is packaged with a toy medical check-up kit including a stethoscope, feeding spoon, thermometer and syringe. The doll’s electronics cause her to babble when she gets “sick,” her cheeks turn red and she starts coughing. Using the medical kit pieces cause the symptoms to stop. “My Sweet Baby” is printed on the front of the clear plastic and cardboard packaging. The doll is identified by UPC 6-04576-16800-5 and a date code which begins with WM. The date code is printed on the stuffed article label sewn into the bottom of the doll.
Incidents/Injuries: Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the dolls from children, remove the batteries and return the doll to any Walmart store for a full refund.
Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from August 2012 through March 2014 for $20.
Manufacturer: Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co., LTD. Manufactured in: China