Consumer group claims Zhu Zhu Pets unsafe for children
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Consumer group claims Zhu Zhu Pets unsafe for children

San Francisco : CA : USA | Dec 06, 2009 at 5:33 AM PST
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GoodGuide, a consumer group based in San Francisco, has asserted that this year's most in-demand toy is unsafe due to high levels of the chemical antimony.

Zhu Zhu Pets, robotic hamsters, are made by the company Cepia LLC. The little hamsters are the hottest Christmas toy this year, selling out nearly instantly the minute they hit store shelves and online. Cepia states that the toy has undergone and met all safety test ratings.

According to GoodGuide, antimony was measured at 93 parts per million in the hamster's fur and at 106 parts per million in its nose. Both readings exceed the allowable level of 60 parts per million, according to experts.

Antimony is a chemical that can cause breathing and eye irritation, as well as more serious complications. See more information from the CDC

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