ZhuZhu Pets Pass Safety Tests

December 6th, 2009

Manufacturer of Zhu Zhu Pets Confirms Safety of Mr. Squiggles Toy and Offers Validation of Testing Protocol

Hottest toy of the holiday season passes the industry’s most stringent consumer health and safety certification standards

St. Louis (December 5) — Cepia LLC, the manufacturer of Zhu Zhu Pets, says that its Mr. Squiggles toy is “absolutely safe and has passed the most rigorous testing in the toy industry for consumer health and safety.” This statement is in response to a report made earlier today by Good Guide that alleges Mr. Squiggles contains unsafe levels of antimony.

“We are disputing the findings of Good Guide and we are 100% confident that Mr. Squiggles, and all other Zhu Zhu Toys, are safe and compliant with all U.S. and European standards for consumer health and safety in toys”, said Russ Hornsby, CEO of
Cepia LLC.

“All our products are subjected to several levels of rigorous safety testing conducted by our own internal teams, as well as the world’s leading independent quality assurance testing organization, and also by independent labs engaged by our retail
partners,” Hornsby said. “The results of every test prove that our products are in compliance with all government and industry safety standards.”

Test results show Mr. Squiggles, as well as all other Zhu Zhu Pets products, are well within U.S. government standards and these results have been certified by the world’s leading independent testing organizations.

Rigorous testing and inspection procedures are in place for all Zhu Zhu Pets products to assure that the toys are completely safe. Working in conjunction with representatives from governing toy industry and trade organizations, we have made
certain that all Zhu Zhu Pets products are regularly and frequently tested through an independent testing service, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, the global
leader in Quality Assurance.

The Zhu Zhu Pets products are tested in laboratories several times during production, and again before they ship from the factory. The testing laboratories that conduct Zhu Zhu Pets product testing are accredited by the largest national and
international bodies and adhere to the strictest protocol for testing. In fact, all Zhu Zhu Pets testing exceeds the levels for products distributed in the US, by passing the EN71
test required for products distributed in Europe.

“We are contacting the Good Guide people at this moment to share with them all of our Mr. Squiggles and Zhu Zhu Pet testing data so we can get to the bottom of how their report was founded,” Russ Hornsby said. “We want to assure everyone already enjoying Mr. Squiggles or other Zhu Zhu Pets, and those planning to purchase Mr. Squiggles or another Zhu Zhu Pet this holiday season, that the toy is 100 percent safe and in compliance with all U.S. and European toy safety standards. I have been in the toy industry for more than 35 years, and being a father of children myself, I would never allow any substandard or unsafe product to hit the shelves. That’s why we always test to not only meet but also exceed safety standards.”

- From http://zhuzhupets.com/ProductTesting.pdf

Zhu Zhu Pets – Sold out at Walmart.com

November 29th, 2009

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is listing it’s Zhu Zhu Pets products as out of stock. Customers at the retailer’s web site are asking about backordering the popular toy.

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ZhuZhu Pets Sold Out at Target

November 28th, 2009

Target.com reports that it is out of stock on all their Zhu Zhu Pet products, including the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster Fun House, the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster 3 Pack, the Zhu Zhu Pet Add On Ramp and Slide, the Zhu Zhu Pet Add On Hamster Wheel, and the Zhu Zhu Pet Add On Garage.

These items and more are all available on The World’s Best Toys ZhuZhu Pets page.

ZhuZhu Pets Named to Toys’r'Us 2009 Holiday Hot Toy List

November 27th, 2009

Scampering Hamsters…Among Toys Expected to Top Kids’ Wish Lists  this Holiday Season

Zhu Zhu Pets™ Hamster from Cepia
These adorable, furry, interactive hamsters double as the perfect family pet and a best friend. With five hamsters to choose from, kids can select one that reflects their personality, including Patches, the flower-lover; Chunk, a laid-back surfer; Pipsqueak, a tiny titan of power; Mr. Squiggles, who loves to explore; or Num Nums, who loves to eat. With more than 40 different sound effects and artificial intelligence, these pets will dart around the house, play in hamster tubes, run on wheels and more. Zhu Zhu Pets™ also make fun sound effects, such as toilet-flushing, teeth-brushing sounds and sleeping noises. 2 “AAA” batteries required (included). Ages 4 years and up. Each hamster sold separately.

- from http://www1.toysrus.com/Investor/pr/092409.html