This is just too weird to not report. From the AP Press comes the story that:
A West Virginia mother is seeking a recall of a popular walkie-talkie after her 3-year-old’s toy apparently intercepted a profanity-laced conversation between truckers about drugs and strip clubs.
Deborah Pancaro, 34, said she contacted Fisher-Price after she heard a conversation in which a man said “10-4” and other things that led her to believe the device was relaying a CB radio conversation.
Radios as toys are not a new idea, but it is interesting to notice that the complain essentially stems from the fact that the toy in question here is working too well.
The walkie-talkie is supposed to have a range of about 20 feet, but Pancaro said she heard one of the voices say he was driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, about 275 miles north of Huntington.
Good thing for parents to keep in mind! The product is the Dora the Explorer Walkie-Talkie by Fisher-Price, and it is sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. There’s been no talk about a recall yet.