Walmart recalls 174,000 dolls for overheating, possibly burning children

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Walmart is recalling 174,000 dolls because the toys can overheat and potentially burn children, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The CPSC said the “My Sweet Love/My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll” has a circuit board in its chest that can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot and potentially burn someone.

Walmart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two burns or blisters.

Consumers should stop using the product and return the doll to Walmart for a refund.

The doll, made by Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co. of China, was sold exclusively at Walmart stores from 2012 through 2014 for $20.

From the CPSC:

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

4 comments

  • allboymom

    That’s what we get for sending all our stuff to china……faulty equipment!! Bring our jobs back to america where we stand behind our products!!!! and not mass produce cheap junk to give to our children!!!

    • targetsacquired

      Great idea, but very few remember a time before China made all of their cheap garbage. They would rather have cheap, $ wise, than well made and a few bux more.
      Its part of the problem with the country today.

  • teresa

    I had bought one of these fot my kids and ook it back to walmart im just glad none if my kids got hurt byt ita gone now.

  • Amie Carr

    I called Walmart to ask how to go about returning the doll. The rude woman told me to bring the doll, box and all accessories. Problem is no box because Santa brought it. We also are missing 2 accessories. I was under the impression that they have to accept the doll due to the recall and danger, but apparently I’m wrong??? I would appreciate feed back. Thanks!

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