A Trolls doll has been pulled from shelves after a horrified mum shared a video of her daughter’s toy making “sexual sounds” when a button on its “privates” is pressed.
Jamie Cornaby, from Layton, Utah, US, shared a video to Facebook which has since gone viral on Twitter after being shared by US politician Sam Parker.
In the clip, she explains how Hasbro’s Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy sings and giggles when you press the button on its stomach – as advertised on the box.
But there is another button where its “privates” would be.
“I was showing her to my husband and I heard some other sounds which I’d never heard before,” she said.
“Down here is a button right here on her privates and if you push those she makes these sounds.”
When pushed, the doll makes a series of gasping noises.
“Like a gasping sound and I know some of you might think this isn’t a big deal but, especially since I’ve had kids, this is wrong,” she continued.
“It says nothing about this button on the box and it makes a gasping sound when you touch her privates and to me, it’s just like sexual sounds. It’s so disturbing.”
The button isn’t mentioned in the Hasbro product description for the Poppy doll, but it does say: “When you sit her down, she makes other funny sounds, too!”
The footage has sparked outrage online, having been seen more than 700,000 times.
Another parent, Jessica McManis, even set up an online Change.org petition calling for it to be taken out of stores, which has received 250,000 signatures.
Hasbro has said they will now pull the doll from shelves.
A spokesperson for the company, Julie Duffy, said: “This feature was designed to react when the doll was seated, but we recognise the placement of the sensor may be perceived as inappropriate.
“This was not intentional and we are happy to provide consumers with a replacement Poppy doll of similar value through our consumer care team.
“We are in the process of removing the item for purchase.”