SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A Tampa Bay company is now investigating how a double heart logo made it onto one of its toys.
Nicole O’Kelly says she purchased a Monster Truck pillow toy for her daughter as a souvenir from a show in Syracuse.
After bringing the toy home, her older daughter noticed a symbol on top and brought it to O’Kelly’s attention.
The FBI says the double heart logo symbolizes a relationship between an adult man and a minor girl.
When I see that heart inside the heart, it’s pedophile,” says Anna Potter, Bivona Child Advocacy Center. “They’re giving it to their daughter thinking it’s a toy and then to someone else it could mean criminal behavior.”
“We’re shocked. We had no idea. We reacted immediately. We wanted to do the right thing as quickly as possible. Clearly we’re in the business with providing high quality family entertainment. This was really obscure. Until yesterday, I had no idea there was an underlying meaning of these symbols and the deplorable behavior. We just don’t know if a crime was committed here. We have not been contacted by LEOs. We just want to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” said Stephen Payne, with Feld Inc.