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Unethical Toys a Problem

Toys a Hazard

GoodGuide, a company who makes sure that toys are safe and meet safety standards has declared that a Pet Hamster toy made is not safe for children. GoodGuides reasoning for the bad review of the toy was that it contained very high levels of a chemical called antimony. The chemical was found in the hamster’s fur and the readings exceeded the level of the chemical allowed.

The moral and ethical issue here is whether the product and both companies testing are correct. GoodGuide says that its test proves that the toy hamster is not safe and the maker of the hamster says that the toy passed many of its rigorous safety tests. The maker of the hamster will be contacting GoodGuide to clarify the report. Someone needs to decide whether this toy upholds safety standards. Children’s health are at stake here. A toy is such an innocent thing and to produce one unsafely is so high on the list of bad ethics. I really hope that the company producing the hamster did not just throw away their ethics to maximize profit.

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  1. tasingle
    December 6, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I just posted a different article on the same topic and it appears that the company has taken all of the proper steps to ensure the products safety. However, with conflicting studies stating the product is unsafe creates a huge problem. There must be clarification to the public as to whether or not the product is safe for children. This is a serious matter that involves serious health risks. The Cepia company is ultimately responsible for the safety of the product and must prove beyond a shadow of doubt that they are producing toys fit for use.


  2. srbrown2010
    December 6, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    This is an ethical issue. When a parent buys a toy they should not have to worry about whether or not the toy will make them sick. I hope that they resolve this issue soon and make these toys safe for kids to play or just remove the toy altogether.

  3. mlhanaga
    December 6, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I completely agree that conflicting studies on products is very unsafe for families. It is bad enough that many companies have to recall items after going out on the market, but to have two different statements saying that the product did and didn’t pass health and safety inspections is dangerous. I also agree that parents should feel safe buying toys for their children and not have to worry about if the toy will make their child sick or at risk. Hopefully they figure out this hamster toy.

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