Blanche Skelton was feeding her baby when she heard
something besides the soothing sound of ocean waves coming from a toy attached
to the crib.
It was saying, “I hate you.”
After asking her husband, her parents-in-law, and
everyone else in the home east of Hazel Dell, they were convinced. The toy was
definitely, albeit quietly, saying “I hate you.”
Blanche’s 6-month-old son, Alex, got the toy as a
Christmas present. It makes soothing sounds and music for baby to fall asleep
to, with an illuminated picture of a cartoon-style aquarium on the front.
But in between the white noise of ocean waves, a tiny
babyish voice pipes up with childhood angst.
Made in China, the toy was sold by Wal-Mart and carries
the Kid Connection brand, which is a store brand. [Full