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Toy Babies Can Kill

by | 10th, June 2009

daily-wailIN Toy Babies Can Kill, Anorak introduces the media scare story of the day, in which “Danielle Pilot, 16, slipped into unconsciousness and died only hours after a baby simulator doll had been returned to her tutors”.

In “Heart condition kills teen stressed by baby simulator doll” the Telegraph says that:

Her father, David Pilot, told the inquest that college paperwork from his daughter’s child development course showed the baby had woken her every hour throughout the previous night…

Mr Pilot said Danielle had suffered from a rare defect since birth which meant her heart was on the wrong side of her chest, back to front and had two holes in the pumping chambers.

Despite this she was an active teenager who regularly went kayaking, camping and hiking.

A tragedy given the tabloid spin:

Dr Elijah Behr, a specialist in sudden death, said stress and anxiety from the baby were factors that could have worsened Danielle’s condition but it would speculative to say it was a definite cause of death.

Still, the caring Telegraph can link the two.

Speaking after the inquest Mr Pilot said: “We are never going to know what caused her death. There is no conclusion, there never will be and that is something we have got to live with.”

Unless you read the Telegraph…

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