TAMPA, Fla.– Parents are asking questions after a symbol allegedly used by pedophiles ended up on children’s toys.
Nicole O’Kelly bought the toy for her daughter at a Monster Jam truck event, according to WFLA. She was shocked to find out that a heart within a heart, like the symbol on the pink pillow, is used by pedophiles.
“I’m absolutely sick. I bought this for my 2-year-old little girl. This toy was made for little girls. I wanted answers,” O’Kelly told the TV station in Tampa.
The company that designed the pillow, Feld Inc., said it did not know what it meant, but has since pulled the item from shelves.
“We’re shocked. We had no idea. We reacted immediately. We wanted to do the right thing as quickly as possible. Clearly we’re in the business with providing high quality family entertainment. This was really obscure. Until yesterday, I had no idea there was an underlying meaning of these symbols and the deplorable behavior. We just don’t know if a crime was committed here,” said Stephen Payne, with Feld Inc. told WFLA.