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Wal-Mart Recalls Dolls Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll

Hazard: The circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.

Remedy: Refund 

Consumer 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, or online at www.walmart.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Walmart-Recalls-Dolls /

Recall Details

Units: About 174,000
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.
Importer:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Manufacturer: Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co., LTD
Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/38393r-eng.php

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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