30 Dec 2015

Toy F-16 sold on Amazon plays Islamic prayer instead of jet noises

A toy plane for children is at the centre of controversy after it's been playing an Islamic prayer instead of plane noises.
The usual flying sound effects of a fighter jet are nowhere to be heard on the F-16 toy plane bought from Amazon which stunned the family of a three-year-old boy who opened it on Christmas morning.
And the reviews of the WolVol Bump and Go Action Electric F16 Military Fighter Jet Aircraft Airplane Toy with Lights and Sounds online show that there is more than just one toy which has the technical fault.
Bjorn Thorpe from Whatcom County in Washington says that his nephew opened the plane on December 25 and was surprised.  
"We put the batteries in and didn't get what we expected," he told King5 .
"I do respect other religions, but it's not the right situation to have it on a children's toy."
He is keen to get a refund for the toy.
Nadeem Israr, president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County, says thechanting is a prayer Muslims say during their pilgrimage to Mecca. 
"This is a prayer you're supposed to say when you're performing Hajj."
The toy company WolVol, which has a four-star rating on Amazon, has stated that the manufacturer is to blame. 
Reviews online include Bill Ryan's from December 27: "Plane has bizarre middle Eastern chanting no jet noises. Plane looks ok and moves around but the chanting is annoying and creepy and you can't turn off the sound."

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