Recalled Walmart Dolls Pose Burn Risk

Walmart is recalling its My Sweet Love and My Sweet Cuddle Care Baby Dolls due to a burn risk, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on its website. The hazard comes from the circuit board in the chest of the doll, which can lead to burns and blisters if it overheats. So far, Walmart has received 12 reports of incidents related to the issue, including two reports of burns and blisters to the thumb. About 174,000 dolls are being recalled nationwide.

My Sweet Love and My Sweet Baby electronic dolls can be recognized by their clear plastic and cardboard packaging, with “My Sweet Baby” printed across the front. Consumers can also confirm the toy with a UPC code that reads UPC 6-04576-16800-5. The dolls also have a date code, printed on the stuffed article label, beginning with a “WM”.

The 16-inch dolls are dressed in pink floral outfits with a matching hat. The dolls simulate “sick” symptoms, where the cheeks turn red and the dolls starts coughing. A medical check-up kit, which includes a stethoscope, feeding spoon, thermometer and syringe, are used to treat the sick doll.

The CPSC recalls products that pose an unreasonable risk of injury or death to consumers. Products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard are often targeted for recall.

Anyone who owns the recalled dolls should take them away from children immediately and remove the batteries to avoid any further risk of burning. The dolls can be returned to Walmart for a refund.

The dolls were manufactured by China-based Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co., LTD. and were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide between August 2012 and March 2014 for $20.

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