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Mom says toy came with racist instructions

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A mother in California is upset after she said her son’s toy came with racist instructions.

Ida Lockett said her son got a Playmobil Pirate Ship Set for his fifth birthday.

"He was excited when he got it,” Lockett said.

While her son was playing with the toy, she noticed one of the ship passengers, a dark-skinned character, with no shoes and tattered pants came with instructions to put a neck piece on him.

"You cannot have this specific accessory and call it anything else. The fact that you can Google it, look it up, say what it is... It's a slave collar,” Lockett said.

She said the ship itself comes with what she called a “dungeon.”

“It’s definitely racist,” she said.

The toy was bought at Toys R Us for $90.

Lockett said she planned on returning the toy to the store and ask the manager not to support the product.

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