El Segundo, CA (Ucs News) Unconfirmedsoures inside Mattel are reporting the toy maker will be recalling over 500,000 Barbie dolls. According to the Mattel staffer the popular Cheerleader costumed Dolls are suffering from a severe case of rickets.
The effected dolls were produced in China and shipped to the US and Europe in July of this year.
Rickets is a disorder primarily caused by lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate, which leads to softening and weakening of the bones. While Rickets is a serious condition, a proper diet with medical supervision can quickly reverse the condition.
This is not the First time Barbie has suffered from an nutritional disorder. For many years Barbie was afflicted with both anorexia and bulimia.