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Mums Issue Urgent Warning After Kids 'Injured' By LOL Surprise Toy

Mums Issue Urgent Warning After Kids 'Injured' By LOL Surprise Toy

A number of parents have issued online warnings after their children were said to have been injured by LOL Surprise Glamper Van toys.

The plastic mini van was a popular Christmas gift this year for kids, but some of those who were lucky enough to bag one under the tree have reportedly since been left hurt after trapping their fingers in a hole at the bottom of the van.

The hole's function is to help open the toy up from the bottom, however, many parents have since taken to social media to claim their children' fingers have got stuck after they thought it was a button.

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In one more severe case, emergency services even had to be called and the toy had to be completely dismantled in order to free a child's finger.

Children were left injured after mistaking the hole for a button (Credit: Facebook/Chanie Zarchi Wolf)
Children were left injured after mistaking the hole for a button (Credit: Facebook/Chanie Zarchi Wolf)

One such parent who warned of the toy's danger was Brittney Stewart, who wrote: "WARNING!! [My daughter] just got the LOL Glamper for her birthday and she decided to stick her finger in a hole on the bottom. The hole looks like a button. Kids like to push buttons!

"Well her finger got stuck and every slight movement caused a blood wrenching scream! The fire department came and had to take it all apart and saw it in half. 'It was pinched in there by a plastic tab, almost like a Chinese finger cuff."

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Meanwhile, mum Camille Katherine, from Canada, had a similar experience, and subsequently shared pictures of her little girl's thumb on her personal Facebook, urging LOL Surprise to recall the vans from shelves.

She added: "This weekend, while using the button that she was supposed to push to open up her LOL Glamper, my daughter got her thumb stuck and was unable to remove it.

"We tried for 20 minutes without luck and had to call our local EMS who were able to break the toy off from her.

Lots of mums said they were experiencing the same problem (Credit: Facebook/Camille Katherine)
Lots of mums said they were experiencing the same problem (Credit: Facebook/Camille Katherine)
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"Turns out there are many cases online describing this. We have contacted the company to warn them of the risk and really think it should be recalled."

She also tagged the company in the post, adding: "You should redesign and recall this product so other kids don't get hurt."

Similarly, concerned mother Chanie Zarchie Wolf, wrote: 'Last week we bought a LOL glamper for our daughter for her 6th Bday. She got her finger stuck and we tried for over an hour to release it.

"We tried maneuvering it and then realized it was a double layer and whenever we tried to move the top layer she would scream.

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"We couldn't see what was happening with her finger inside. "We also tried cracking it open and it was too painful for her so we kept stopping".

Eventually, like the others, the family were forced to call emergency services to remove the toy from their little girl's finger.

Chanie added: "I tried posting about it on the LOL Surprise page - let's see if they'll post it. This toy should be recalled."

Tyla has reached out to MGA Entertainment, who make LOL Surprise toys, for comment on whether or not they will be recalling the item.

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Emergency services had to be called to dismantle the toy (Credit: Facebook/Chanie Zarchi Wolf)
Emergency services had to be called to dismantle the toy (Credit: Facebook/Chanie Zarchi Wolf)

In the meantime, if your child has the Glamper Van toy, you may want to warn your child to play safely, or even tape up the hold so that they can't access it.

"I am extremely upset to hear about our fans' negative experience with the L.O.L. Surprise! Glamper. Safety is a top priority when we develop our products, which must pass third-party toy testing and all applicable safety requirements before they're shipped to retailers.

"I take any concerns where injury is involved very seriously. There is a caution sticker on the glamper, and although the product was fully compliant as originally sold, in an abundance of care we have now re-designed the button mechanism to prevent any possibility of finger capture.

"If any of our fans have concerns regarding their purchased Glamper, please contact our Customer Services team immediately here ."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: Toys, Children, Life News, News, Health

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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