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WalMart recalls baby dolls in light of burn reports

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WalMart has issued a product recall for the My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby electronic baby doll. This children’s toy contains a circuit board, located inside the doll’s chest area, which can overheat and cause a burn hazard.

The Arkansas-based retailer issued a voluntary recall for the doll on March 25. Approximately 174,000 units were marketed exclusively in WalMart stores across the United States between August 2012 and March 2014. The dolls were priced at $20 apiece.

Reportedly, Walmart has noted a dozen reports of incidents or injuries involving the product, including two reports filed about thumb burns or blisters.

Each My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby electronic baby doll was sold wearing a pink floral outfit and a matching knit hat. The 16-inch doll came with a toy medical check-up kit, including a toy feeding spoon, injection syringe, stethoscope, and thermometer. Inside the doll, the electronic mechanism created babbling sounds and coughing noises and caused her cheeks to flush to emulate a sick child. These symptoms would stop when the tools in the medical kit were applied.

The recalled baby doll toy bears this coding: UPC 6-04576-16800-5, as well as a date code which begins with WM. They were apparently manufactured by Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co., Ltd., of China.

The product recall instructs purchasers to remove the dolls’ batteries and return them to local WalMart stores for full refunds. Customers who purchased the My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby electronic baby doll may report any possible incidents with the product online.

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