Here’s a story that makes you wonder what sort of tools the workers at Mattel’s factories use. A “shank” (a blade wrapped in electrical tape, to be exact) was found inside a sealed Polly Pocket toy purchased at Walmart.
Mattel apologized for the incident, saying:
“We apologize to the family that they found that in the toy. No matter how it got there, or what the cause of the placement of that object in the toy was. So we apologize to the family, and we’d also like to send a replacement toy to make her Christmas happy and bright.”
The family that bought the toy was sufficiently horrified that they declined a replacement.