Secret Pedophile Symbolism for Child Sex Trade Found Printed on Toy

Toy-compressedTAMPA, Fla. — A toy company has pulled an item for sale and is offering refunds to parents after it was discovered that one of its stuffed toys contained a symbol that is very similar to a secret code used by pedophiles in the child sex trade.

According to reports, mother Nicole O’Kelly bought a souvenir for her two-year-old daughter at a recent Monster Jam event in Florida. She saw a curious heart design on the stuffed pink striped truck and began looking into what it represented.

When she discovered that the symbol was like a symbol used by pedophiles, she became concerned.

“This is pink,” O’Kelly told WFLA-TV. “This is for little girls, especially at a predominately male event.”

The symbol is reportedly known by pedophiles involved in the human trafficking as code that a child is ready to be traded for sex.

However, when Feld, Inc., the Florida-based company that designed the toy, learned of the symbol’s meaning, they pulled the stuffed truck from their shelves.

“We reacted immediately. We wanted to do the right thing as quickly as possible,” representative Stephen Payne said in a statement.

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“I had no idea there was an underlying meaning of these symbols and the deplorable behavior,” he stated. “We just don’t know if a crime was committed here. We have not been contacted by LEOs. We just want to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Feld is offering refunds to anyone who might have purchased the toy.

“[A]ny customers who have purchased this truck can contact our customer service department for an exchange or refund,” Payne said. “The company was not aware of the disturbing message contained in the truck’s design, nor did we intend to use any design that had a secret or double meaning. We are currently reviewing our merchandise to ensure that it’s appropriate for our customers.”

Detective Anthony Bassone of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office told reporters that the design did indeed resemble pedophile symbolism, but said that children were not likely in any danger from the inadvertent use of the graphic. He said, however, that child molesters that are in the know about secret codes used by pedophiles may be led to think inappropriate thoughts in seeing the image.


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  • Josey

    I didn’t know they had a symbol but not surprised and glad to know now, thank you Christian Network.

  • Oboehner

    “We reacted immediately when we got caught. We wanted to save face as quickly as possible, however those responsible won’t see any repercussions at all” representative Stephen Payne said truthfully in a statement.

    • Quantz

      Get.
      Real.

      It’s a pink heart symbol in a circle. Probably the same exact thing you have drawn with your own kids innocently for years on bits of construction paper. But no, everything has to be a conspiracy, doesn’t it?

      • Oboehner

        Trolling again are we?

        • Quantz

          Trolling? Oh, excuse me, you think the Good Humor Man who uses the exact same design is also a front for pedophilia? Why exactly are you accusing this company of being part of the child sex trade because they used a symbol that the Good Humor Man uses, and coffee shops use in the foam of people’s cappucinos? Why do you instantly assume the worst?

  • Robby

    There is also a clenched fist symbol on the truck, which is the symbol that socialists and communists use all over the world. And there is a flower, which may be a rose or lotus. The socialists and communists use the rose also as their symbol and sometimes a rose is seen in a clenched fist. The rose and lotus are also symbols of the mystery schools, which is a symbol of the soul of a person.

  • Ambulance Chaser

    I don’t understand what we’re supposed to be outraged about. A company that has no association with pedophiles used a symbol that it didn’t know was sometimes used by pedophiles on merchandise that has nothing to do with pedophiles, on which it will serve no pedophiles’ goals. So, the problem is what, exactly?