Recently the FBI warned that one of top holiday toys"Video Girl Barbie" could be used for child pornography production.
The Barbie, has a camera lens hidden in its necklace, and a small monitor and USB port on her back. With most stores selling out, including online shops, many critics fear that this particular toy could be used a tool to lure young children.
Mattel has released a statement about the Barbie, saying:
The FBI is not reporting that anything has happened. Steve Dupre from the FBI Sacramento field office has confirmed there have been no incidents of this doll being used as anything other than its intent. Mattel products are designed with children and their best interests in mind. Many of Mattel’s employees are parents themselves and we understand the importance of child safety – it is our number one priority.
The FBI has documented cases of pedophiles also using Barbie’s to lure small children. It will be extra important to make sure all the kids around you be taught to not take things from strangers and also be under observation whenever possible.
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