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Tuesday
Nov222011

Is Toys 'R' Us Doll Swearing? Or Just Babbling?

You & Me Interactive Play & Giggle Triplet Dolls are available for sale from Toys "R" Us. (http://www.toysrus.com)(NEW YORK) -- A controversial set of baby dolls is prompting negative reviews on the Toys 'R' Us website from angry parents who say one of the tiny tots is uttering expletives.

The three dolls, sold as a set for $39.99, are programmed to cry, laugh and babble "dadada." But listen carefully to the one dressed in pink you'll hear a phrase that sounds like, "crazy b**ch."

The You & Me Interactive Play & Giggle Triplet Dolls, billed as a Toys 'R' Us exclusive for children ages 3 and up, has earned 2.1 stars out of 5 from online customers.

"Play with the dolls to hear them laugh and giggle," the website says. But some parents say one of the dolls does more than just laugh.

A "grandma to triplets" from Boise, Idaho, wrote, "The pink doll calls the other sister "You b!@#h". I am outraged these darling baby dolls in every other way, are sold by Toys R US."

One reviewer named Sue wrote, "I have a grandaughter but she won't be getting these. Return! It's time we stood up as decent people and boycotted this place."

When reached by ABC News, Toys 'R' Us spokeswoman Jennifer Albano said there are no plans to discontinue the doll trio or pull them from shelves.

"This doll is sold nationwide and we've received very few complaints about it," she said, adding that the complaints the store has received at the store's guest services department were "in the single digits."

"As with many talking baby dolls what you're hearing is baby babble," she said. "Of course we would never sell a doll that would say profanity."

Although Toys 'R' Us doesn't find the dolls to be problematic, customers who are unhappy and wish to return the doll may do so, Albano said. 

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