Group corrects statement about safety of hot toys

Dec 08, 2009

(AP) -- A consumer group that reported several of the holiday season's must-have toys are unsafe wants to make a correction.

Good Guide says it was wrong to claim in a Saturday statement that Zhu Zhu Pets robotic hamsters and International Playthings' My First Purse contained levels of the antimony that exceed federal limits. It had also said too much of the chemical was found in the Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Helios and Fisher-Price's Laugh & Learn Laughing Farm.

On Monday, the group said the chemicals found in the toys did not exceed federal limits.

Bruce Katz, a spokesman for Cepia LLC, which makes Zhu Zhu Pets, said the consumer group's statement had not dulled sales. Katz declined to say if the company planned legal action.

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explore further: Pack a travel first-aid kit for the holidays

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

A researcher racing for results

Nov 07, 2005

Yuntian Zhu of DOE's Los Alamos National Laboratory's may have started late in the race to develop ultra-long carbon nanotubes, but he is now on the fast track to success.

Holiday Web shopping looks brighter than last year

Nov 26, 2009

(AP) -- Online retailers hope the convenience of the Web, plus discounts and deals, spur still-nervous shoppers to spend more online this holiday season - even as traditional retailers brace for mediocre sales.

All Earth wants for Christmas? A sock for its coal

Dec 04, 2004

Concerns about greenhouse gases and global warming are getting scientists to think in unconventional ways about how to stem the carbon dioxide tide. Indiana University Bloomington geologist Chen Zhu is trying to determine ...

Recommended for you

Pregnant woman taken off life support in Ireland

Dec 26, 2014

A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support Friday after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus was doomed to die—a case that exposed fear and confusion among doctors over how to apply Ireland's ...

'Tis the season to overeat

Dec 25, 2014

(HealthDay)—Overeating is common during the holidays, but there are strategies that can help you eat in moderation, an expert says.

Don't let burns mar your holidays

Dec 25, 2014

(HealthDay)—The risk of burns from fires and cooking accidents increases during the holidays, so you need to be extra cautious, an expert says.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

CarolinaScotsman
not rated yet Dec 08, 2009
If Good Guide hoped to build credibility as a consumer watch dog, they blew it.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.