October 15th, 2008 06:52 EST
Does A Fisher-Price Doll Say "Islam Is King"?
"Parents are outraged about the messages they`re hearing from a doll. It`s Fisher-Price`s "Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo" doll.
Some people claim they can hear it mumble `Satan is king` in one track; then clearly speak `Islam is the light` in another."
Which marketing genius came up with such an impossibly long name for a doll? If a dad is at Toys R Us and he can`t find the "Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo" doll, I don`t think he`s going to ask for that doll by name.
Whenever I see a child playing with a talking doll it conjures up frightening images of Chucky the evil doll from Child`s Play. Everybody in my family talks too much, I don`t need to hear any additional blather from a damn doll.
I wouldn`t want any doll to utter "Islam is the light" or "Jesus Saves", why do we have to indoctrinate our children with such nonsense? A very young child saying "I love Jesus" resembles a doll uttering programmed messages.
A doll mumbling "Satan is king" may be slightly disconcerting, but a Teen Barbie exclaiming "Math is hard" is horrifying.
Fisher-Price press release:
"The Little Mommy Cuddle `n Coo dolls feature realistic baby sounds including cooing, giggling, and baby babble with no real sentence structure. The only scripted word the doll says is "mama." There is a sound that may resemble something close to the word "night, right, or light."
Because the original sound track is compressed into a file that can be played through an inexpensive toy speaker, actual sounds may be imprecise. Attached is the original sound file for your reference, in which you can clearly hear that the doll does not say any phrases or words.
We remain confident in the high quality standards of our Little Mommy Cuddle `n Coo dolls. If consumers have any questions or concerns regarding any Mattel or Fisher-Price toys, they may contact our consumer relations center at 800.524.TOYS (8697) and we will be happy to assist them."
We take every call from our consumers very seriously and do our best to help address their concerns.