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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Halting My Hunt For Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters ? Recall To Come, Christmas Around The World

So my husband informed me this morning that the Zhu Zhu Pet hamsters, that I have been hunting for forever, are probably going to be recalled due to them being toxic. A consumer watch group did some testing, and found they have tin, and some cancer forming agent in them. They only tested the hamsters, to my knowledge. Unfortunately for all of us who purchased on Ebay, I don't think the recall will be honored with a refund. Don't quote me on that, but I don't see how it could be possible. Meaning everyone who spent 50 dollars, or more, on a toy hamster, will probably see no refund. I only got an accessory, and paid 30 bucks for it, so I will most likely be out that, but it was the original price, not an inflated price. For now I will have to watch, and see what happens, but as of right now I am halting my search for a Zhu Zhu pet hamster. In case you are wondering these are the results I found on CNN, when I looked for articles on this subject, read, and weep for yourself.
Showing top 5 web results for zhu zhu pets toxic
Dec 6, 2009 ... Are Zhu Zhu Pets Toxic? By Caitlin McDevitt. Posted Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 1
:38am. The Treasury Department's strategy to help struggling ...
Dec 5, 2009 ... Zhu Zhu Hamster Pets are selling out in stores all across the US during the 2009
Christmas toys shopping season, and questions are now being ...
Zhu Zhu Pets Toxic,Zhu Zhu Recall:Zhu Zhu pets was one of the favourite and a
must buy for all youngster during the Black Friday 2009 and the Cyber Monday ...
Dec 5, 2009 ... The Zhu Zhu pets, some of the most popular toys on the market for Christmas this
year, have been labled as toxic by the a consumer watchdog ...
Actually Zhu Zhu Pets is a trademark for a line of robotic hamsters that have
been called the next "must have" toy of the 2009 Christmas season. Zhu Z.
http://newsnidea.com/21807/zhu-zhu-pets-recall-zhu-zhu-pets-toxic-health-risk/



Now on to a nicer subject. If you go to DJ's writing blog, http://www.throughtheeyesofdj.blogspot.com there is a post about Christmas around the world. I am hoping people will leave comments telling him about how Christmas is celebrated, in their part of the world. Thanks in advance to any of you who participate.

8 comments:

Wendy said...

Either these things haven't hit Canada, or I'm living under a rock, since I've never seen one or even seen a commercial for one. They look cute, but somewhat useless.

But should you really be concerned if the danger is with ingestion at high levels? I mean, your kids aren't going to be eating them by the dozen.

Melissa said...

I agree, and have always said unless your child is eating them is it really a big deal. My point is, if there is a recall, I won't have to worry about trying to get one anymore, because they will be recalled.

Femmepower said...

We don't have those toys around here.We have real hamsters that my brothers love to take care of. =)

Wiggy said...

I must be living under a rock! Altho I have no kids, I have only just heard of these in the last day and a bit

Wiggy said...

Oh and I have nipped over to DJ's blog to tell him bout christmas here in the UK :)

Melissa said...

Rochelle, you are lucky they are not there, they are a pain to find.

Wiggy, maybe they are only popular here, but I believe they are referred to as go go pets, in the UK. Thanks for helping DJ out, much appreciated.

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