L.O.L. Surprise! Glamper modified after child injury reports surface on social media

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Updated: Dec. 27, 2019 at 9:31 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The L.O.L. Surprise! Glamper was a hot commodity this Christmas season, but some children’s joy quickly turned to tears after their fingers got caught and cut in the toy’s release button.

Photos of sliced fingers and crying kids began circulating on Facebook this month, which led the toy maker--MGA Entertainment--to modify the button.

Urgent. If your kid got a LOL Doll Glamper Van, cover up the catch release on the bottom. So many pics of injured kids!!!

Posted by Christina Watts on Thursday, December 26, 2019

Isaac Larian, CEO and Founder for MGA Entertainment, issued the following statement in response to the issue:

“I am extremely upset to hear about our fans’ negative experience with the L.O.L. Surprise! Glamper. Safety is a top priority when we develop our products, which must pass third-party toy testing and all applicable safety requirements before they’re shipped to retailers. I take any concerns where injury is involved very seriously. There is a caution sticker on the glamper, and although the product was fully compliant as originally sold, in an abundance of care we have now re-designed the button mechanism to prevent any possibility of finger capture. If any of our fans have concerns regarding their purchased Glamper, please contact our Customer Services team immediately at www.mgae.com/contact.”

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