A Holiday-themed toy mouse for children has been recalled over fears that it sings "pedophile, pedophile" -- instead of "jingle bells, jingle bells," as it's supposed to.
One concerned parent told The Sun,
When I squeezed its tummy I couldn't believe my ears. I recognised the tune, but the words were certainly not traditional. Luckily my children are too young to understand.
A spokesperson from Humatt, the distributor for the China-made toy, said that the confusion between "jingle bells" and "pedophile" likely arose from the fact that the man providing the voice for the toy could not clearly pronounce certain sounds. When his singing was sped up, and made higher in pitch, the words were further distorted.
The Humatt spokesperson assured,
We've slowed the song down and it definitely says Jingle Bells. But we have recalled them now just in case anybody might take offence.
Hear the toy for yourself in the video below.