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Zhu Zhu pets meet standards, government says

Good news for Tracy and all the others who were worried about yesterday's report from a California consumer group that the Mr. Squiggles zhu zhu hamster has potentially hazardous materials. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has weighed in and says that based on an independent test presented by the toy's manufacturer, the hamster does not violate its standards for levels of antimony, the Associated Press reports.

Good Guide, the group that raised concerns about Mr. Squiggles, acknowledged yesterday that its testing methods are different from the government's and that it was wrong to claim this year's hottest holiday toy violated federal standards.

Cepia, the manufacturer, has said all along that the toy is safe.

Now parents can all go back to the arduous task of actually trying to find one.

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