Imagine if Speak and Spell had a snout. And Tourette's Syndrome. That's probably the best way to describe a totally-accidentally-inappropriate-for-children toy based on top kids TV show Peppa Pig
Designed to help children improve their literacy skills, one London family has found that the Peppa Pig Fun and Learn Tablet sounds more like a sloshed sailor than a learning aid.
"Fuck you, odd one out" is (what at least appears to be) one of the toy's spoken phrases.
While it's all fun and games for us whose language skills have developed, it's not quite as funny for those whose children have been exposed to the toy. Garfield Black, father of toddler Amari Black from Waterloo, South London, was shocked when his child (who suffers from learning difficulties brought on by rickets) began swearing in an attempt to mimic the toy.
In response to the the complaint, retailer Argos has issued the following statement:
As a responsible family retailer we take very seriously Mr & Mrs Black’s concerns regarding the Peppa Pig toy. We apologise for any distress this may have caused.
We are not aware of any other complaints regarding this particular product and this is the first we have received in the past two years. We have robust processes in place to ensure that the toys we sell are safe and appropriate for children.
We have been unable to make contact with the customer directly, but are working with the manufacturer to investigate as a matter of urgency.
In the meantime, those looking for an educational present for an upcoming little 'uns birthday might want to stay away from the mouthy pig. [Youtube -- SWNS TV]