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According to Argos, this pretty doll "will walk when voice activated or when she hears her rattle, and says 'Mama' and 'Papa'.
But one mum was shocked when her doll appeared to be saying something much ruder.
Instead of saying 'Mama', it was apparently saying, 'You bitch'. Not really what a mother wants to hear.
Mum Rachael Horton had bought the My Little BABY Born Walks Doll from Argos for her daughters Aria's second birthday.
“It was my daughter’s birthday on Tuesday but we were at Butlins so she didn’t open her presents until the weekend,” Rachael, from Stechford, told the Birmingham Mail.
“When we took the doll out of the box and started playing with it, I couldn’t believe what we heard.
“She’s supposed to say 'Mama' and 'Papa' but instead she seems to be saying 'You bitch'. Now my two-year-old is copying her and trying to say 'bitch' herself.
“I’m shocked, especially as it’s very clear what the doll is saying.”
Rachael said she had contacted Argos customer services and was told she could return the doll and exchange it for something else.
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But the mum-of-one thinks the store should being doing much more and ought to withdraw the product so the same thing doesn’t happen to other parents.
“My daughter is only two, I don’t want her hearing words like that," she said. “I’m very shocked that Argos would sell something like that.”
The doll retails at £29.99 and is currently available to buy at stores in Nottingham including the city centre, Arnold, Bulwell, Beeston, Netherfield and Kimberley.
An Argos spokeswoman pointed out that the product was sold by a number of retailers, and said: "We have shared the customer’s feedback with the manufacturer and are contacting her to apologise for any offence this may have caused.
"We’ll also arrange an appropriate replacement doll for her daughter."
A spokeswoman for manufacturers Zapf Creation said: "At Zapf Creation we take all feedback very seriously.
"Our BABY born products are created to be a fun introduction to imaginative parent-child play.
"The My Little BABY born Walks doll includes baby babble sounds that are in no way meant to represent language or cause any offense to users."