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#371568 - 7th Dec 2009 4:03pm GoGo Cancer Hamsters!
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Go Go Hamsters contain chemical linked to cancer, claims consumer group



A must-have Christmas toy, Go Go Hamsters, contains a chemical which has been linked to cancer, according to a US consumer group.

The group, called GoodGuide, said tests carried out on three hamsters had found dangerously high levels of antimony in the fur and also in the nose of one called ‘Mr Squiggles’.
However the manufacturers insisted there was no risk and that the £9.99 interactive hamsters met safety standards in the UK and the US.

Dara O’Rourke, a professor of environmental science at California University and head of the website-based GoodGuide, said the tests had found antimony at levels of 93 and 106 parts per million, above the 60 parts per million allowed under US regulations.
“The biggest danger is from a toddler or young child putting the toy in their mouth. If too much of the chemical is ingested, it could lead to cancer or other health problems,” he said.
Antimony can also cause lung and heart problems.
Jon Diver, managing director for UK distributor Character Options, said the toys were completely safe.
“The pets are tested in independent accredited laboratories during the manufacture and again before shipment through our own internal diligence programme; their safety has always been ratified,” he said.
The US-based toy maker Cepia LLC also said there was no risk.


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#371569 - 7th Dec 2009 4:13pm Re: GoGo Cancer Hamsters! [Re: MissGuided]
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#371597 - 7th Dec 2009 5:48pm Re: GoGo Cancer Hamsters! [Re: MissGuided]
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"their safety has always been ratified,”

raftl No pun intended raftl I know they're hamsters, but it still tickled me
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#371600 - 7th Dec 2009 5:50pm Re: GoGo Cancer Hamsters! [Re: BMW Joe]
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#371604 - 7th Dec 2009 5:56pm Re: GoGo Cancer Hamsters! [Re: MissGuided]
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raftl I didn't see that


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