1. How is this a toy?
Toddlers love their pop-corn lawnmowers and their toy food. Toddlers love to do whatever grown-ups do. A child this age already knows the difference between work and play. She would not look this happy cleaning the 14th floor of the Chrysler Building. Why would she be happy about pretending to?
2. Stop it with the purple and pink already
I do not deny the phenomenon of purple's effect on little girls. There is no explaining it. But it can not, on its own, make a toy any more attractive. See also.
3. That child is wearing a smock
And khaki pants. The universal cleaner's uniform. And please, please, tell me she is not Latina.
4. The catalog copy
"Pink trolley holds all she needs to spruce up her room. 8-piece set includes broom, mop, bucket, dust pan, whisk, broom [sic - you already said that - I think they meant "whisk broom"], vacuum and plastic bag.
"Canister style vacuum sounds like the real thing -- as light and release button to remove and empty container." I promise you that is what it says. Some of that sentence got caught in the brush attachment.
5. So.. why not give her the real thing?
Are you seriously cleaning her room while she follows behind not-cleaning her room? You are being played for a fool.
6. It got bad reviews
Note that the copy gives the size as 29.5 " high (2.5'). The child in this photo is very very small. The reviews are a little hard to read here, but these parents call it small, flimsy, and not well made.
7. They also recommend it for Creative Development.
Say what you want about Barbie, but she was never a cleaning lady. Not that there's anything wrong with that. The Auntie from Asheboro, NC gives it a "VERY NICE" (all caps) and "just right" for her 2-year old niece. Should they advertise it with a toddler, then?