CPSC: Zhu Zhu Toys Meet Safety Standards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed Monday that the popular Zhu Zhu toy is not out of compliance with the new U.S. mandatory toy standard.

The consumer group, "Good Guide" says they found the chemical antimony, in the fur and nose of the toy hamster, and their findings show the toy surpasses the federal standard for that chemical.

But Monday night the CPSC said the toys do not exceed the federal antimony limits. They are however, reviewing the issue and say parents should know about the new child safety law that went into effect this year.

The Saint Louis manufacturer of Zhu Zhus says the company is now retesting the toy in an independent lab. No recall has been issued.


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  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Dec 8, 2009 at 11:47 PM
    Here's the thing about "made in" statements... sometimes what you actually have is *assembled in* the US. The parts, pieces, or segments may be actually created somewhere out of the country. It happens all too often. Rather like the definement that finally had to be enacted for "organic" standards, something more needs to be done before labelling will be less deceptive.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 8, 2009 at 06:36 AM
    they are made in China
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Dec 8, 2009 at 05:45 AM
    I'm still training my pet rock form the seventies, It "sets" really well, I'm still having trouble getting it to roll over. It does play dead very well, however. Buzz-
  • by sue Location: greenville on Dec 8, 2009 at 05:22 AM
    This is the dumest toy I've ever seen. It's not even soft, it's hard. What little child wants a hard toy to play with?
  • by Chris Location: greenville on Dec 8, 2009 at 04:51 AM
    To jr: How many "hottest toys of the season" can you think of that are made in America? I'm thinking none . I mean American flags are "Made in China",so just because a company is based here does not mean their product is made here.
  • by jr Location: bath on Dec 8, 2009 at 02:56 AM
    to chris: the story says the toy is manufactured in st. louis, not china.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 at 08:54 PM
    What is that thing, a gerbil??? LOL
  • by Chris Location: greenville on Dec 7, 2009 at 08:49 PM
    It may be free of antimony, or in safe limits. But, it is still a PIECE OF JUNK FROM CHINA, that is destroying the economy of AMERICA. So go ahead sheep and buy the ugly hamster from the REAL world super power.
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