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Go Go Hamsters contain chemical linked to cancer, claims consumer group

Posted By admin On December 8, 2009 @ 5:33 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

London Telegraph [1]
Tuesday, Dec 8th, 2009

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’.

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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.

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