Toy plane makes sound of Islamic prayer

A children's toy plane is not making the noise you might expect.

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. – Instead of making flying sounds, a children's toy plane's sound effect was an Islamic prayer, according to the president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County.

It's an issue several WolVol customers have complained about onAmazon.

The toy was a Christmas present given to a Whatcom County 3-year-old.

"We put the batteries in and didn't get what we expected," said Bjorn Thorpe, the boy's uncle. "I do respect other religions, but it's not the right situation to have it on a children's toy."

"This is a prayer you're supposed to say when you're performing Hajj," said Nadeem Israr, president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County, who explained the sound is a prayer Muslims say during their pilgrimage to Mecca.

The toy company, WolVol, blames its manufacturer, saying the manufacturer must have mistakenly shipped them a bad batch of toys. It pointed to its nearly four-star rating on Amazon, where the family bought the toy.

Thorpe expects Amazon to refund their buy, so they can get his nephew his new Christmas present.

"He just wants a plane," Thorpe said.

KING 5 reached out to Amazon – we haven't heard back.


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