Sophie the Giraffe is so popular right now, so these photos are pretty disturbing, especially when they are from a Teether toy - something that WILL go in your childs mouth!
Parents have been sharing pictures of their Sophie the Giraffe teether toys revealing black mould growing inside them, and it seems to be a pretty common issue.
Pediatric dentist, and parent, Dana Chianese found the disgusting mouldy mess inside the Sophie the Giraffe toy after being alerted to it by an unpleasant smell. As reported on Good HouseKeeping:
"I decided to cut into Sophie out of curiosity and discovered a science experiment living inside," Chianese told Goodhousekeeping.com. "Smelly, ugly mold living in my infant's favorite chew toy!"
There's been some complaints on Amazon too.
Sophie the Giraffe have responded to the mould claims. The site reports:
"As indicated on the packaging and in an explanatory leaflet inside the packaging, we recommend to clean the surface of Sophie The Giraffe with a damp cloth. It should not be immersed in the water nor rinsed off, to prevent water from getting inside, as she may become damaged. We thus would like to emphasise on the fact that it is important, while cleaning the product, that no water gets inside the hole."
It's probably time to check you Sophie the Giraffe toy!Link to full story at Good HouseKeeping