Good article on these Zhu Zhu Pets

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Initial post: Nov 25, 2009 10:31:48 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 5, 2009 8:32:51 PM PST
C. Hansen says:
Even better article:

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2009 8:43:58 PM PST
DMD says:
More unsafe toys! Hmm, wonder where they are made ?!?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2009 9:25:02 PM PST
Rich C. says:
China, where else!. The value of these things just got torpedo'd!!!!!

Posted on Dec 6, 2009 5:34:54 PM PST
Rich C. says:
They just had a segment about Zhu Zhu pets on NBC'S Nightly News with Lester Holt and did testing on this things and found them to be UNSAFE. Proceed with caution!.

Posted on Dec 7, 2009 1:05:52 PM PST
Tony says:
Manufacturer of Zhu Zhu Pets Confirms Safety of Mr. Squiggles Toy
and Offers Validation of Testing Protocol
Hottest toy of the holiday season passes the industry's most stringent consumer health
and safety certification standards
St. Louis (December 5) -- Cepia LLC, the manufacturer of Zhu Zhu Pets, says
that its Mr. Squiggles toy is "absolutely safe and has passed the most rigorous testing in
the toy industry for consumer health and safety." This statement is in response to a report
made earlier today by Good Guide that alleges Mr. Squiggles contains unsafe levels of
"We are disputing the findings of Good Guide and we are 100% confident that
Mr. Squiggles, and all other Zhu Zhu Toys, are safe and compliant with all U.S. and
European standards for consumer health and safety in toys", said Russ Hornsby, CEO of
Cepia LLC.
"All our products are subjected to several levels of rigorous safety testing
conducted by our own internal teams, as well as the world's leading independent quality
assurance testing organization, and also by independent labs engaged by our retail
partners," Hornsby said. "The results of every test prove that our products are in
compliance with all government and industry safety standards."
Test results show Mr. Squiggles, as well as all other Zhu Zhu Pets products, are
well within U.S. government standards and these results have been certified by the
world's leading independent testing organizations.
Rigorous testing and inspection procedures are in place for all Zhu Zhu Pets
products to assure that the toys are completely safe. Working in conjunction with
representatives from governing toy industry and trade organizations, we have made
certain that all Zhu Zhu Pets products are regularly and frequently tested through an
independent testing service, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, the global
leader in Quality Assurance.
The Zhu Zhu Pets products are tested in laboratories several times during
production, and again before they ship from the factory. The testing laboratories that
conduct Zhu Zhu Pets product testing are accredited by the largest national and
international bodies and adhere to the strictest protocol for testing. In fact, all Zhu Zhu
Pets testing exceeds the levels for products distributed in the US, by passing the EN71
test required for products distributed in Europe.
"We are contacting the Good Guide people at this moment to share with them all
of our Mr. Squiggles and Zhu Zhu Pet testing data so we can get to the bottom of how
their report was founded," Russ Hornsby said. "We want to assure everyone already
enjoying Mr. Squiggles or other Zhu Zhu Pets, and those planning to purchase Mr.
Squiggles or another Zhu Zhu Pet this holiday season, that the toy is 100 percent safe and
in compliance with all U.S. and European toy safety standards. I have been in the toy
industry for more than 35 years, and being a father of children myself, I would never
allow any substandard or unsafe product to hit the shelves. That's why we always test to
not only meet but also exceed safety standards."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2009 12:13:14 PM PST
DMD says:
Goodguide uses a different ( i think better, more accurate ) testing method. I wouldn't trust the gov't on this one--especially after how quickly they got freaked out.
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