Walmart, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a voluntary recall of baby dolls in the U.S. and Canada because they have the potential to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
To this date the agency has received 12 incident reports which included two burns and/or blisters to the hand.
This recall involves the My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby doll sold exclusively at Walmart stores. According to the recall notice, the circuit board of the doll can overheat causing the surface of the doll to get hot which can result in a burn hazard.
The baby doll is 16-inches and comes dressed in floral clothing with a matching knit cap. It also comes packaged with a toy medical check-up kit. The CPSC News Release includes a photo of the recalled baby dolls for easy reference.
Parents and caregivers are urged to take the recalled dolls from their children and to remove the batteries.
A Cum Laude Honors graduate of Cumberland School of Law, Alabama tort law expert Mike Roberts has successfully litigated cases covering civil litigation, personal injury, negligence, product liability, wrongful death and fraud. He is the author of six editions of Alabama Tort Law, and is licensed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court.