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Walmart Recalls Dolls That Are Literally Too Hot To Hold

My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Doll
CPSC.gov My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll

The retailer recalled 174,000 dolls because of defective circuit boards that could potentially burn consumers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said there have been 12 reports of overheating so far, leading to two burns or blisters

Walmart’s dolls are on fire—but not in a good way. The retail giant is recalling about 174,000 dolls that are overheating and potentially burning consumers, namely children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

“My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Doll” sounds innocent enough, but the commission said that the doll’s circuit board, located on the baby’s pink-clothed chest, is prone to extreme overheating. There have been 12 reports of overheating so far, leading to two burns or blisters, the commission said.

Part of the doll’s schtick is to cough when sick with what is presumably a fever. “Consumers should immediately take the dolls from children, remove the batteries and return the doll to any Walmart store for a full refund,” the commission said.

 

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