Mr Squiggles, You Dirty Bastard!

Sunday, December 06, 2009 , 0 Comments

Well. That didn't last long, did it?


The maker of Zhu Zhu Pets, one of the hottest-selling toys of the holiday season, defended its product after a consumer Web site said one of the robotic hamsters carries high amounts of a dangerous chemical.

Mister Squiggles, the light-brown version of the hamsters, has unsafe levels of antimony, said Dara O'Rourke, co-founder of GoodGuide.

The chemical can cause cancer, lung and heart problems, according to GoodGuide.

"We found levels of about 93 to 106 parts per million," O'Rourke said. "The new federal standard is about 60 parts per million."

So stick that in your chimney and smoke it, Santa.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.