Wal-Mart recalls 174,000 dolls over burn risk

Wal-Mart Stores said on March 25, 2014, that

Wal-Mart Stores said on March 25, 2014, that it is recalling 174,000 units in the My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll because of a risk the circuit board in the doll's chest can overheat and cause burns. Photo Credit: USCPSC

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WASHINGTON - Wal-Mart Stores is recalling 174,000 dolls because the toy can overheat and potentially burn consumers.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll has a circuit board in its chest that can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot presenting the risk of burns.

Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two burns or blisters to the thumb.

Consumers should stop using the product, remove the batteries and return them to any Wal-Mart store for a refund, the company said.

The electronic baby doll, made by Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co. of China, was sold exclusively at Wal-Mart Stores from 2012 through 2014 for about $20.

It comes in pink floral clothing and a matching knit hat. The 16-inch doll is packaged with a toy medical checkup kit. The doll babbles when she gets "sick" and her cheeks turn red and she starts coughing. Using the medical kit pieces cause the symptoms to stop.

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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, which begins with WM.

For further information: Contact Wal-Mart Stores at 800-925-6278. Or go online at www.walmart.com and click on the product recalls link for more information.

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