Group corrects statement about safety of hot toys

(AP) -- A consumer group that reported several of the holiday season's must-have toys are unsafe wants to make a correction.

Good Guide says it was wrong to claim in a Saturday statement that Zhu Zhu Pets robotic hamsters and International Playthings' My First Purse contained levels of the antimony that exceed federal limits. It had also said too much of the chemical was found in the Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Helios and Fisher-Price's Laugh & Learn Laughing Farm.

On Monday, the group said the chemicals found in the toys did not exceed federal limits.

Bruce Katz, a spokesman for Cepia LLC, which makes Zhu Zhu Pets, said the consumer group's statement had not dulled sales. Katz declined to say if the company planned legal action.

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Dec 08, 2009
If Good Guide hoped to build credibility as a consumer watch dog, they blew it.

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