Problem with my daughter's ear piercing?...

@momto2 (472)
United States
December 4, 2006 10:04pm CST
Ok, so 3 weeks ago I went to Walmart to have my 11 mos. old daughter's ears pierced. They were fine, no infection, etc. Now, this morning I go into her room to get her and I see her earring laying on her CRIB! And the back was found on the floor. Was this earring defective? My daughter isn't old enough to figure out how to take them out (obviously) and she NEVER bothers with them. What should I do? I tried getting it back into her ear, but I couldn't. (and I know they say to wait 6 weeks before taking them out) She could have swallowed it and choked on it! I need some suggestions here.. should I let the manager at (jewelry dept.) Walmart know to see if they really are defective? Do I ask for a refund?
6 responses
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
5 Dec 06
have you tried putting the earring back together and seeing how easily it comes apart again? best to see if it is faulty before going back to the store, she may have gotten it caught on something?
@momto2 (472)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I have tried this. It's the kind of post that they use to make the piercing in the first place, and the backing isn't the butterfly kind, it's the round kind-- but it doesn't expose the earring post. When you put the earring together the back kind of pivots around until you get it into place. I can remember when I had mine done, it was really difficult to get it apart, but this one seems almost like a regular earring. (very little resistence)
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
5 Dec 06
maybe its because I'm tired, but I can't seem to visualise what you're talking about lol I know when I got mine pierced they still had a butterfly, but it did take me ages to get them off
@momto2 (472)
• United States
5 Dec 06
earring - The earring in quesiton
I have included a pic of the earring (not the best, I know)
• United States
11 Dec 06
You should return to Walmart with the earrings. They should not be so easily removed. This is a safety issue where young children are concerned. I would either ask for a refund or ask them to do it another time for free.
@momto2 (472)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I called them the next day and they had MAJOR attitude about it. I took my daughter in to get the ear re done and they just marked the earring as "defective". Not to mention they put a different colored one in. So now she has 1 MArch birthstone earring, and 1 December. Kinda frustraing.. ya know.
@cherhost (1073)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I think you should ask them before complaining. You never know what your kid is doing behind your back... I have a 1 and a half year old... and she does the silliest things and then she does the most serious things. So just check before anything. I hope her ears get better.
@momto2 (472)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I wasn't going to go in and be like, "I want a refund.. bleh bleh bleh" I was going to go in and tell them the situation, see if there is a different kind of earring they use for infants, etc. See what they have to offer.
• United States
13 Dec 06
go to the manager of walmart
• United States
5 Dec 06
I would try taking the earring back to the store and tell them what happened. See what they say. I used to work at WalMart and am actually going back to work there. I'm sorry to say I didn't work in the jewelry department.. I'm not sure of their policy. I would still ask them..
@Justme2007 (1848)
• United States
5 Dec 06
maybe the back wasn't put on tight Put a little vaseline on it and wiggle it back in once the six weeks are up her hole will stay open forever.