Toy Hamster May Be Toxic

Well, at least they haven't become self-aware: This year's holiday toy sensation, the Zhu Zhu robotic hampster, may contain toxic levels of tin and antimony. Consumer health Web site GoodGuide released a report Friday that found that the stuffed toy hamster contains 93 parts per million of antimony, above the 60 ppm limit enacted by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Though there are no toy industry standards for tin, GoodGuide also deemed that the toy had potentially unsafe levels of the metal. Cepia LLC, the company that manufactures the line of Zhu Zhu pets, said it is confident that its products are completely safe and compliant with consumer health safety standards.