My daughter received a Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kid for Christmas. It's her favorite toy. Before she was allowed to play with it, I read the directions that accompanied the doll. They clearly state that removing the doll's backpack will deactivate the doll.
It's wrong that the Mattel Co., which has recalled the doll (Jan. 7), is bearing the brunt of parental neglect. Once again, the ignorant few spoil it for everyone else.