Pottery Barn Dolls Can Strangle Kids, Recall Notice Says
|Maybe a recall would have stopped him|
No, Pottery Barn has not manufactured Chucky-like killers. Rather, the Pottery Barn dolls' hair apparently has loops that can easily fit around a child's neck, and can potentially strangle him or her. And the company's Audrey doll, while adorable, wears a headband that could likewise choke a playing child.
The lifelike toy that becomes a living, breathing killer is a classic trope.
An early example was the Twilight Zone's Talky Tina, with the tagline "My name is Talky Tina, and I'm going to kill you."
She's a living doll!
However, nothing of that sort has occurred with the Williams-Sonoma-produced dolls.
According to the company:
The firm has received five reports of dolls with looped hair, including one report in which a loop of the Chloe doll's hair was found around the neck of a 21-month-old child. The child was not injured.Still, The Snitch advises that all parents round up the creepiest-looking dolls in their childrens' collection and consider destroying them.
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