Legal News For Product Liability Lawyers. The CPSC reports that Zhu Zhu Pets are in compliance with U.S. antimony standard.
CPSC announces that child’s toy is NOT a safety hazard.
Although San Francisco based consumer group, GoodGuide.com recently posted findings claiming that one type of Zhu Zhu Pet, a children’s robotic hamster toy, did not meet the federal standards for heavy-metal limits, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) confirmed today that the toy is in compliance with the U.S. mandatory toy standard and is indeed safe. This consumer group posted test results showing excessive levels of Antimony, a dangerous toxic chemical, yet seemingly ignored the fact that a completely different method of testing was being used in comparison to that used in regards to federal standards, according to the Las Angeles Times. After the California consumer group posted allegations about the child’s toy, created by Cepia LLC, the CPSC investigated and observed the product as well as reviewed the appropriate testing reports, and announced that the toy does meet federal standards.
In the past few years, due to millions of toy recalls, toy-making standards have evolved to eliminate the chance of there being abnormally high chemical/metal levels in toys and to prevent other safety hazards that were putting children in jeopardy of injury and in extreme cases, death.
According to sources, the CPSC is allegedly planning on conducting it’s own testing for complete verification of the safety of the toy but currently, evidence shows that these robotic hamsters meet all federal standards and still quite available for the amusement of children.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys.