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Rude toy upsets mum

Photo Neil and Jack Cross
Preston Christmas Lights Switch On

Photo Neil and Jack Cross Preston Christmas Lights Switch On

An angry mother has hit out after a toy she bought in Preston played a song containing swear words.

Daniella Gibirdi, 19, bought three of the flashing butterfly toys, one for her one-year-old daughter, Evie and one each for her niece and god daughter.

During last month’s Christmas lights switch on the children just used the light up function on the toy to wave them in the air.

But when Daniella turned the toy on at home she was alarmed to hear a song play out of it with the lyrics ‘We are f*****g perfect.’

Daniella and Evie’s dad Liam, 21, were shocked with the profanities come from the toy.

The stay-at-home mum said today: “I was devastated. I went mad.

“I rang up Preston council and they said they couldn’t do anything about it and that I should ring trading standards.

“They said they (the seller) hadn’t broken the law and there was nothing they could about it - even though it is morally wrong.”

Daniella immediately phoned up her sister, Jade Jones, 23, to tell her about the toy.

And it turned out that the toy Jade had for her daughter Myla, also one, and the one she bought for her god-daughter said the swear word too.

Daniella said: “I said to the man that it was for my daughter, niece and goddaughter.

“I asked which one he thought was best and he said this one with the butterflies.”

Daniella said that she wants to alert other people to the issue in case they, like her, hadn’t turned the song function of the toy on whilst at the market.

She said: “I don’t want to get anything out of it. I want people to know if they have got this for their daughters, I want them to know what happens when you turn it on.

“Especially older children - they pick up everything they hear.”

The Christmas lights switch on event was organised by the Preston Business Improvement District, who today said they had no association with the trader.

It is believed the trader just pitched up on the day and hadn’t been authorised to attend.

Mark Whittle from the Preston Business Improvement District said: “We keep very tight controls over who is joining us at these events.

“If we do find out, and I don’t know how we will do this, but he will be banned from attending any of our other events.”

 

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