Mother Claims Child’s Doll Programmed To Say Curse Words
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – A local mother said her child’s interactive dolls were muttering obscenities, instead of innocently babbling as they were supposed to do.
Rose Pickens told KHOU that the dolls, purchased at and manufactured by Toys ‘R’ Us, were supposed to “play and coo” with their owners.
Instead, Pickens and her child allegedly received an unwelcome aural surprise.
“She is a potty mouth,” Pickens told the station. “She actually says the ‘b’ word. I just never paid attention to what the dolls say. They say ‘mama’ and ‘dada,’ and this particular day, she said ‘you crazy b*tch.'”
The dolls in question are the “You & Me Interactive Play & Giggle Triplet Dolls.” They are sold on toysrus.com for $39.99, and according to Toys ‘R’ Us spokesperson Katie Reczek, the dolls do what they are advertised to do.
“Please be assured that we would not carry a doll that uttered profanity of any kind,” she told KHOU. “We are aware that some customers believe they are hearing something else spoken by one of the dolls in the set, when, in fact, the doll is uttering baby babble.”
The station noted that Pickens received in-store credit for the allegedly malfunctioning dolls, but Pickens is determined to see them removed from shelves.
Pickens added to the station, “We teach our children at an early age, there are certain things you don’t say.”