Action Figure Teaches Child to Curse

If you know how children repeat almost anything, you understand the angst of a North Carolina man. Philip Morton's son has an action figure from what's called the "Elite Operations Role Play Set: Police." It's a talking toy. And according to Mr. Morton, when you take the top cop's nightstick off his belt, the action figure says the "F" word. Toys R Us blames this on a faulty microchip.

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If you know how children repeat almost anything, you understand the angst of a North Carolina man. Philip Morton's son has an action figure from what's called the Elite Operations Role Play Set: Police. It's a talking toy.

And according to Mr. Morton when you take the cop's nightstick off his belt, the action figure says the F word. Toys R Us blames this on a faulty microchip. And you can imagine the word they used when they heard about this.

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