Recall: Wal-Mart My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll
On 2014-03-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Wal-Mart My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2012 for about $20.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Walmart doll recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Dolls & Accessories category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 10 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 925-6278
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What is the problem?
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.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/38393r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Walmart stores nationwide from August 2012 through March 2014 for $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the dolls from children, remove the batteries and return the doll to any Walmart store for a full refund.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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