December 6, 2009 by USA Post
Antimony:(CNN) – The maker Zhu Zhu pets, one of the best-selling games in the holiday season, and defended the product and the consumer after its Web site that one of the robotic hamsters carrying large quantities of hazardous chemicals.
Mister Scribble, in the light brown version of animals, unsafe levels of arsenic, antimony, “said Dara O’Rourke, co-founder of GoodGuide.
This chemical can cause cancer and lung and heart problems, according to GoodGuide.
“We have found levels of about 93 up to 106 parts per million,” said O’Rourke. “The new standard Federal about 60 parts per million.”
But the manufacturer of the game, St. Louis, Missouri-based Cepia LLC, said its products are safe.
“All our products undergo several levels of rigorous testing conducted by the safety of their own internal teams, as well as the world’s leading independent quality assurance testing organization, as well as in independent laboratories operated by our partners in retail,” Hornsby Ross, Chief Executive Officer Cepia said in a statement written. “The results of all tests prove that our products are in compliance with all safety standards, government and industry.”
Bruce Katz, a senior vice president of Cepia, told CNN: “They do not contain high levels of antimony in any form.
“None of these experiments have failed over the past several months has been the production of this product.”
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