NewsNational News


Mom claims baby doll babbles profanity

Posted at 2:11 PM, Jun 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-05 14:11:38-04

HOUSTON, Tex. - A Texas mom says she's shocked by what she says she's hearing come out of the mouths of her daughter's dolls.

The toys in question are sold at Toys "R" Us. The You and Me Interactive Triplet Dolls are designed to talk to each other in what's supposed to be indecipherable baby talk.

But Rose Pickens says she heard foul language coming from one of the dolls, loud and clear.

"She is a potty mouth, She actually says the 'B' word," Pickens said. "The dolls are basically supposed to interact with each other. They laugh, and they play and they coo together."

"I just never paid attention to what the dolls say, they coo, they cry they say mama and dada, and this particular day I hear 'you crazy b****.' And I turned and I'm like, wow."

Pickens said she initially thought she was imagining things, but when she said moments later, she heard the doll repeat the same offensive phrase.

Toys "R" Us claims, however, that the dolls are not designed to utter curse words, and that any reports of them doing so have been misinterpreted by parents.

The company issued a statement saying:

"Please be assured that we would not carry a doll that uttered profanity of any kind. We are aware that some customers believe they are hearing something else spoken by one of the dolls in the set, when, in fact, the doll is uttering baby babble."

Pickens says she's been offered an in-store credit for the dolls, but says that's not good enough. She wants them pulled from store shelves. She worries other children may end up emulating them.

""This is, we teach our children at an early age," She says. "There are certain things that you don't say."

Want to hear what the dolls say for yourself? Play the video above to here the phrase in question.