‘Princess wand’ reveals image of girl cutting wrist!
An Ohio mother is upset after she bought a “princess wand” for her daughter, but the toy revealed a disturbing image. Nicole Allen bought what she thought was a princess wand from a dollar store earlier that week. A piece of foil came off the wand, and underneath there was a disturbing image of a girl cutting her wrists with a knife. Allen said the toy’s packaging included a fairy, but the store owner told News Center 7’s Lauren Clark that the toy is called an “evil stick,” so the mother should have realized what she was buying. The store owner said he would take the wands off the shelves if he receives more complaints.
Parents’ horror after ‘Evil Stick’ toy for toddlers reveals picture of a young girl slitting her wrists with a knife
Wand, dubbed ‘Evil Stick’, promises ‘wonderful music’, magic and fairies
But underneath silver foil, it shows image of girl slitting wrists with knife
Available from dollar store, it also emits cackling laugh and flashing lights
‘I’m outraged,’ said Nicole Allen, who purchased toy for her daughter, two
Store’s owner said it was parents’ responsibility to read the wand’s label
He added that he believed the product was appropriate for older children
‘For a five, six, seven, 10-year-old, I mean they see that on TV everyday’
Painted pink and shaped like a flower, it promises toddlers ‘wonderful music’, magic and fairies. But if you peel off the silver foil, a shocking image of a girl slitting her wrists with a knife is revealed. Parents have spoken of their shock after buying this ‘Evil Stick’ from a dollar store in Dayton, Ohio.
Disturbing: Parents have spoken of their shock after buying this ‘Evil Stick’ – featuring a picture of a young girl with red eyes and an evil expression slitting her wrists with a knife – from a dollar store in Dayton, Ohio
At first glance, the stick, which depicts a smiling anime character, swirls and snowflakes on its packaging, appears to be a ‘princess wand’. However, when in use, the toy emits a loud, cackling laugh and flashing lights. Most disturbingly, it also features a picture of a girl with red eyes and an evil expression under a patch of foil at the end of the stick. The youngster is cutting her wrist with a knife, drawing blood. ‘It’s a picture of a girl slitting her wrists. I’m outraged over it,’ mother Nicole Allen, who bought the toy from the dollar store for her two-year-old daughter earlier this week, told WHIO.com.
‘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.’ Local Tina Musgrove added: ‘You don’t want to think about little girls picking that up and thinking this is normal, or funny, or interesting, or any of those things.’ The store’s owner, Amar Moustafa, said it was parents’ responsibility to read the toy’s label and determine what is appropriate for their children.
‘The name on it, it says “Evil Stick”,’ he said. ‘So from the name, if I was buying it for my kid, I would inspect it before I gave it to them.’ He added that he believed the toy was acceptable for older children, saying: ‘For a five, six, seven, 10-year-old, I mean they see that on TV everyday.’ The toy is still available at the store. WHIO did not reach out to the manufacturer for comment.