Reese makes the third doll in the past few weeks to arrive with issues. Maybe I need to slow my doll buying "role" for a while.
PS After several hours of waiting to hear from the merchant, I decided to contact Integrity since they offer a one-year limited warranty on this doll. I sent the following note and must wait 3-5 days to hear from their "Patient Care" department:
"I purchased from one of your authorized merchants and received Dynamite Girls Boogie Beach Reese. The doll's left leg fell off due to a defective ball and joint mechanism, which split in half. One half of the ball is in the upper leg. The other half is in the lower leg. The two parts cannot be put back together because the upper half appears to have been inserted incorrectly at the factory."
Their website states they will not provide return postage and I have to provide clear JPEG photos of the damage for them to determine if repair or replacement is necessary. If the doll requires replacement (and she does), I will have to DESTROY it and provide pictures as proof that it has been destroyed.
I hope this story has a happy ending.