Warning: *privacy not included with this product
Fuzzible Friends Alexa Connected Toy
These little fuzzy stuffed toys come as a fox, puppy, bunny, or unicorn. Pair them up over Bluetooth with an Amazon Echo device and the Fuzzible skill for Alexa will play with your kids. There are lights and sounds and a unique language the company says is "made up of gibberish and silly sound effects." Interactive fuzzy toys are fun.
What could happen if something goes wrong?
“Hey, Alexa, let’s play Fuzzible Friends!” Say that and your Amazon Echo device will start up and connect over Bluetooth to your little fuzzy friend. The stuffed toy itself doesn’t have a microphone built in, which is good. Still, Amazon’s Alexa and a company called Creativity Incorporated that developed Fuzzible’s Alexa Skill will be listening to your child play. Here’s how they say they use what they listen to.
So, is the Fuzzible Friend with Alexa a safe toy for your child to play with. Well, we couldn't confirm this product meets our Minimum Security Standards. And the company says the toy "ran its course and is no longer being manufactured." We're not sure what that means when it comes to any data collection or privacy considerations. It’s likely nothing will go wrong. It’s also possible data could be collected on your child. All in all, we have to say your best bet is to assume privacy might not be included with this toy if you chose to connect it to an Echo device. “Alexa, stop!”
Tips to protect yourself
- Do not enable Alexa with this toy
- If you do, set Alexa parental controls
What can be used to sign up?
To be paired with Amazon Echo devices
What data does the company collect?
Contact information, including name, email address, mailing address, parent’s or guardian’s name, and parent’s or guardian’s email address Fuzzible does not allow children to make their Personal Information publicly available. Fuzzible's parent company says it collects "online identifiers to facilitate the operation of a connected toy;" from kids under 13, with parental consent. Creativity Incorporated, developer of Alexa Skill for the toy, collects geolocation.
How does the company use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 3 years
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
The toy can be connected via Bluetooth to Amazon Echo.
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