updated - September 23, 2020 Wednesday EDT
Wal-Mart is recalling 174,000 My Sweet Love/ My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby dolls because users can sustain burns from an extremely warm electric part inside.
"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," The United States Consumer Product and Safety Commission said in the recall information on their website.
The $20 products were bought from Wal-Mart locations throughout the country starting in Aug. 2012, until March 2014.
The baby doll makes sounds, has red cheeks, and coughs when it is not feeling well, requiring the user to utilize the medical tools provided in the packaging, which has the words My Sweet Baby on the front of the product.
The doll has UPC code 6-04576-16800-5, and a date code, which has the first two letter of WM, and can be found on the product's article label attached under the doll.
According to the commission's recall information, the baby's clothes and hat are pink floral.
The doll, which measures 16 inches comes equipped with tools for proper medical care such as a stethoscope, spoon for feeding, a thermometer, and syringe.
Users are advised to quickly remove the doll from their child's presence, and transfer out the batteries before bringing the product back to a Wal-Mart store so they can receive all of their money back according to the commission's recall information on their website.
Consumers with affected dolls can call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 anytime between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. central time Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. central time Saturday, Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. central time, and through the company's website.
Wal-Mart knows of 12 cases, which also involve two where consumers suffered burns or blisters on their thumb the commission according to information on the commission's website.
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