As if talking dolls weren't creepy enough already . . . After buying her 2-year-old daughter a set of You and Me Interactive Triplet Dolls from Toys "R" Us, Houston area mom Rose Pickens soon discovered that one of the little plastic girls had a little more to say than the usual goo-goo-gaga.
"She is a potty mouth," Pickens told KHOU reporter Brad Woodward. "She actually says the ‘B’ word. I just never paid attention to what the dolls say. They say mama and dada, and this particular day she said, You crazy bitch." See video above.
"I just never paid attention to what the dolls say," said Houston area mom Rose Pickens. "They say mama and dada, and this particular day she said, You cr azy bitch."
According to the Toys "R: Us website, the You and Me babies are "play time dolls that reflect the personality of every young girl." The sturdy 12-inch dolls are apparently programmed to "laugh and play, just like real babies."
"The dolls are basically supposed to interact . . . They play and coo together," explained Pickens. Well, it turns out that some children start speaking earlier than others — you know, "just like real babies."
Toys "R" Us, which has exclusive distribution rights for the talking triplets, is brushing off the allegations and keeping the dolls in stores despite a stream of complaints that started last fall.
“Please be assured that we would not carry a doll that uttered profanity of any kind," Katie Reczek, a spokesperson for national retailer, told KHOU. "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.”
In a report from KPRC Pickens said she was surprised by the retailer's lack of concern when she called the store.
"I actually expected them to be shocked. The manager acknowledged that he had heard that this doll does curse and that they had no plans of removing them from the shelves."
You & Me Interactive Play & Giggle Triplet Dolls are available at all Toys 'R' Us stores for $39.99. Stroller and batteries not included.
Watch KHOU's full video report: