A mother in England is claiming native toy retailer bought her a doll with a grimy mouth.
Siobhan Fox, of Tamworth, England, claims that the strolling, speaking “My Little BABY Born” doll she bought for her daughter Darcey says the phrases “you b—-“ as an alternative of the pre-recorded phrases she was anticipating.
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“It is meant to say “mama,” “dada” — it’s very not,” Fox instructed The Solar.
Fox additionally uploaded a brief video of the doll to YouTube, during which the doll is heard guffawing, cooing, and allegedly spouting the aforementioned vulgar comment. WARNING: Doll’s language could sound barely NSFW.
Fox, 30, added that she and her husband needed to take the doll away from their 2-year-old daughter shortly after she opened her current on Christmas.
“That was what she actually wished and I felt so terrible taking it off her however I couldn’t let her exit in public with the doll saying that,” added Fox.
The doll, which is manufactured by a German toy firm known as Zapf Creation, is at present promoting on the U.Ok. Toys ‘R’ Us web site for 14.48 kilos, or somewhat below $20. (It isn’t accessible for buy on the toy retailer’s U.S. website.) The Toy’s ‘R’ Us location the place Fox bought the doll has since provided her a refund or an alternate, however she’s calling as an alternative for a recall, The Solar studies.
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Zapf Creation, in the meantime, has acknowledged that the the doll’s “child babble sounds” weren’t meant to sound vulgar or offensive.
“At Zapf Creation we take all suggestions very significantly,” the corporate wrote in an announcement obtained by Fox Information. “Our BABY born merchandise are created to be a enjoyable introduction to imaginative parent-child play. The My Little BABY born Walks doll contains child babble sounds which are by no means meant to characterize language or trigger any offense to customers.”
However as The Solar famous, this isn’t the primary time a mum or dad has issued a criticism about this precise doll. In October, a mother in Birmingham, England, claimed her daughter was repeating the phrases “you b—-,” and accusing the doll of educating her daughter the vulgar comment, the Birmingham Mail reported.
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A buyer who purchased the doll from the British on-line retailer Argos additionally put forth the identical criticism in an Oct. 2017 evaluation, writing that the doll “seems like she is swearing.”