A lovely princess wand toy is typically an innocent and fun toy for any child who wants to put a little magic in playtime, but looks can be very deceiving.
One toddler from Dayton, Ohio, received what she thought was a “princess wand toy” from her mother and curiously inspected the new, colorful wand. The little girl pulled a foil sticker off the toy’s handle to unknowingly expose a terrible image underneath.
The image was a demonic-looking girl slitting her own wrists. The two-year-old’s mother, Nicole Allen, was furious.
I’m outraged. I wanna know how they think that is suitable for a child. I want to know how they think that that is suitable for a child. There was Barbie dolls on one side and baby toys on the other side, and these were right in the middle.”
According to WHIO, Allen bought the toy wand from a local dollar Store. She thought the toy was a princess wand and and claims the wand came with a fairy. Allen believed it was a suitable gift for her little girl because of its pink and purple packaging and message over a snowflake that read, “I can send out wonderful music.”
The “music” is actually a cackling-type laugh, according to Metro.
Amar Moustafa, the owner of the dollar Store, said the princess wand toy is actually an “evil stick.”
Moustafa believes the mother should have known the toy was not suitable for her child and refuses to take the toy off of shelves, according to The Huffington Post.
The package is marked as an “Evil Stick” in flowing font. The packaging does look child friendly and is marked for ages three and up. The wand is colorful and shaped like a flower or snowflake with a heart design at the end of the stick.
The scary image is covered with a shiny piece of foil, similar to a mirror. The packaging does not appear to explain or warn about the type of image which hides underneath the foil.
Moustafa insists he will remove the princess wand toy from shelves if enough parents complain about it, but for now the “Evil Stick” is here to stay.
[Images via WHIO]