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Consumer group claims Zhu Zhu Pets unsafe


With the Christmas shopping season upon us, the new hot toy items are jumping off shelves left and right. As child safety has become a more important focus, many of the featured toys this holiday season are coming under scrutiny. One company feeling the heat is Cepia, makers of the popular Zhu Zhu pets. Zhu Zhu pets are robotic hamsters that have recently been found to have high levels of the dangerous chemical antimony. Antimony is a dangerous chemical that can cause cancer as well as lung and heart problems. A consumer group claims to have found 93 to 106 parts per million of the chemical in Zhu Zhu pets. The federal standard is 60 parts per million. Cepia, however, stands by its product claiming that they conduct strict testing on all of their products before releasing them to the public. They also conduct independent testing through one of the world’s leading quality assurance organizations. They claim that ever test has come back with positive results, confirming that their product is up to standards. This is a touchy issue because of the impact it could have on consumers. These toys are being used by children and must be deemed safe to be on the market. If there is any doubt that the product is unsafe, it is the responsibility of the organization to do everything possible to ensure there are no defects. In this case, it appears that Cepia has taken the proper steps to uphold the quality of their product. In my opinion, the first sign of problems associated with the Zhu Zhu toy, Cepia must make a total recall on its product.


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