Kids health

RECALL: Baby doll poses burn hazard

My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Doll, which is sold at Walmart stores throughout Canada, has been recalled because it poses a burn hazard.

By Today's Parent
Photo: Health Canada Photo: Health Canada

Health Canada has announced the recall of My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Doll, which coughs, cries, giggles and blushes (cheeks turn red). The electrical device inside the doll may overheat and pose a burn hazard.

12 incidents have been reported to US Wal-Mart stores—two of which involved burns and blistering on the thumb. Six incidents were reported to Walmart Canada and Health Canada; in two of those incidents, a hole burned right through the doll's clothes.

The affected dolls have been sold at Walmart stores throughout Canada from July 2013 to January 2014.

If you have this product: Take it away from your child, and return it to Walmart Canada for a full refund. For more information, see the Health Canada notice, and/or call Walmart Canada at 1-888-778-8525.

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