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Baby Dolls Recalled By Wal-Mart Due To Burn Risk To Users


174,000 of Wal-Mart-exclusive “My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll” toys are being recalled following 12 reports of incidents, including burns or blisters to the thumb.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission explains that the doll has electric circuits in its chest which, when overheated, cause the surface of the doll to get hot. Consumers are being advised to stop using the product, remove the batteries and return the item to any Wal-Mart store.
The dolls are manufactured by Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co. of China, and were sold only at Wal-Mart from 2012 through 2014 for $20.

The 16-inch Baby Doll comes in pink floral clothing and a matching knit hat. The set is complemented with a toy medical check-up kit, including a stethoscope, feeding spoon, thermometer and syringe. The doll babbles, her cheeks become red and she starts coughing to imitate sickness. The symptoms stop with the aid of the medical kit pieces.

The doll is identified by UPC 6-04576-16800-5 and a date code, found on a label sewn to the bottom of the doll, beginning with WM. The date code is printed on the stuffed article label sewn into the bottom of the doll.

Consumers may contact Wal-Mart Stores at (800) 925-6278 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Sunday.

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