Wal-Mart is recalling over 174,000 because of a potential burn risk to children.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on its website 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 doll's surface to heat up.
Wal-Mart has received reports of 12 incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb, the commission said.
"My 3-year-old grandson picked up the baby and he threw it and said that baby bit me. I grabbed the baby and I smelled it and I was like, this baby's on fire," Julia Sird from Davenport told WQAD.
Consumers in possession of the sizzling baby doll should immediately take the doll away from their children, remove its batteries and return the product to any Wal-Mart store, where they will receive a full refund.
The doll, manufactured by Tak Ngai Electronic Toys Co. of China, was sold nationwide by the Wal-Mart franchise from August 2012 through March 2014 for $20.
Though the doll is a burn hazard, its pink floral clothing and matching knit hat don't appear dangerous. Packaged with a toy medical check-up kit, including a stethoscope, feeding spoon, thermometer and syringe, the 16-inch doll is a way for kids to practice their doctor skills. The battery-powered doll babbles when she's "sick," indicated by her cheeks turning red and a cough. The medical kit tools are then used to combat the symptoms.
"My Sweet Baby" is printed on the front of the clear plastic and cardboard packaging. UPC 6-04576-16800-5 and a date code found on a label sewn to the bottom of the doll, which begins with WM, can also identify the doll.
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