Talking point: Amazon previously said the speaker would offer parental controls, be ad-free and block third-party sites like shopping and news.
It is unclear if the FTC will take up the complaint, but experts say the agency has been ramping up enforcement of children's privacy rules lately.
"It does not verify that the person "consenting" is the child's parent", the complaint says. Among other issues, it can be bypassed by a kid with a disposable debit gift card.
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The result, according to a draft of the complaint, is that Amazon could collect a wide range of information from children - names, birth dates, home addresses, phone numbers - without parents knowing or being able to delete it.
Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) submitted a letter to FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson Thursday, also calling for a federal investigation of the Amazon device.
"When a customer deletes a voice recording, we also delete the corresponding text transcript associated with their account from our main Alexa systems and many subsystems, and have work underway to delete it from remaining subsystems", an Amazon spokesperson said in an email to CNET.