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    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia mother is seeking a recall of a popular walkie-talkie after her 3-year-old's toy apparently intercepted a profanity-laced conversation between truckers about drugs and strip clubs.

    Deborah Pancaro, 34, said she contacted Fisher-Price after she heard a conversation in which a man said "10-4" and other things that led her to believe the device was relaying a CB radio conversation.

    "They said we should go smoke some weed, and were talking about being in a strip bar, some really explicit things," Pancaro said Thursday.

    The walkie-talkie is sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and allows children to role-play animal rescues like the Diego character does on the cartoon series "Dora the Explorer" and "Go, Diego, Go!"

    The walkie-talkie is supposed to have a range of about 20 feet, but Pancaro said she heard one of the voices say he was driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, about 275 miles north of Huntington.

    Pancaro, who bought the toy on Aug. 2, said she sent a letter to Fisher-Price, urging it to either fix the toy so it wouldn't pick up CB chatter or pull the product from the shelves.

    Fisher-Price apologized for Pancaro's "disappointing experience" and has made two unsuccessful attempts to contact her since Wednesday, spokeswoman Juliette Reashor said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

    With a limited number of operating frequencies available for radio-type walkie-talkies, she said they occasionally will pick up transmissions from other products.

    Though the product has not been recalled, Wal-Mart says on its Web site that it is being discontinued. A spokeswoman for the company based in Bentonville, Ark., said Thursday she would look into the matter.

    Pancaro said she planned to return Fisher-Price's call later Thursday.

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    What? You mean she isn't going to sue Wal-Mart and Fisher-Price for the emotional stress inflicted upon her young child?????? I'm shocked!!!!
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    Not yet. She is waiting to talk to her lawyer. Apparently, she can use her walkie talkie to do it since it can reach 275 miles.
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    I suppose this mom never played with walkie talkies when she was younger and picked up some of the trucker talk when she was younger? Heck, my biggest complaint wasn't what they were saying, but the fact that we couldn't hear each other over their chatter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    I suppose this mom never played with walkie talkies when she was younger and picked up some of the trucker talk when she was younger? Heck, my biggest complaint wasn't what they were saying, but the fact that we couldn't hear each other over their chatter.
    True enough, yet this case is a tad different. We were around 10-14 years old, this is a 3 year old. And the mom simply contacted Fisher Price to inform them about the situation and to fix it. Failing that, she urged a recall.

    Nothing wrong with that, as she bought a product in good faith for her child. Now if she'd gone ahead as Ace and Zeo stated, it would be an exploitive thing and completely uncalled for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    True enough, yet this case is a tad different. We were around 10-14 years old, this is a 3 year old. And the mom simply contacted Fisher Price to inform them about the situation and to fix it. Failing that, she urged a recall.

    Nothing wrong with that, as she bought a product in good faith for her child. Now if she'd gone ahead as Ace and Zeo stated, it would be an exploitive thing and completely uncalled for.
    Agreed. So far this is not about personal gain so I am siding with her...now..if next week we read about the law suit she files then I will play politician and flip flop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    True enough, yet this case is a tad different. We were around 10-14 years old, this is a 3 year old. And the mom simply contacted Fisher Price to inform them about the situation and to fix it. Failing that, she urged a recall.

    Nothing wrong with that, as she bought a product in good faith for her child. Now if she'd gone ahead as Ace and Zeo stated, it would be an exploitive thing and completely uncalled for.
    Agreed.

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    used to occasionally get CB chatter over my SoundDesign's speakers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    used to occasionally get CB chatter over my SoundDesign's speakers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Whenever a plane landed or took off from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport in the early seventies, the garage doors in our neighborhood would automatically fly open for whichever homes had an electric opener installed.
    That reminds me of the joke about the guy who had a vasectomy done at Sears...something else would go up when he tried to open his garage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    used to occasionally get CB chatter over my SoundDesign's speakers!
    Whenever someone has a Gray(brand name) 150 or 300 amplifier added to their CB...which is illegal, by the way...if will blow over alot of audio electronics. I have been driving on the interstate when an oncoming truck will key up and I get the pleasure of 10-15 seconds of his conversation. Now understand I was travelling at 70mph+ and he was equalling my speed...going the other way!!! He probably had a 500 watt amp, at least. The largest I ever saw was 1000 watt. It was insane. It would cook most antennas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Fisher-Price apologized for Pancaro's "disappointing experience" and has made two unsuccessful attempts to contact her since Wednesday, spokeswoman Juliette Reashor said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
    Did they try using a CB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    Did they try using a CB?
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    You know it was probably RRMB on his way thru, discussing his planned contribution to the next Texas Linker's Weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Agreed.

    Ah, the good old days. Still remember when I was the envy of the street with these though.
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