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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:13 pm 
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Hi all,

Allergic Living's Winter NewsReport went out on Sat.
If you missed it - see check it out at: http://www.allergicliving.com/eletter_index.asp
(Just click the image).

It may be our best so far (and I'm not just saying):
- wonderful Allergy/Celiac Gift Guide written by our Forum's own Susan C. and Pam L.
- Great holiday baking recipes from Chef Simon.
- New study on H1N1 and egg allergies.

Forward to a friend in the red "Share AL's NewsReport" box if you like it. We'd love to let more people know about the NewsReport.
As you can tell from my unhumble words: we're rather proud of it.

Let us know what you think. Is it helpful to you. Informative?
If you have any questions on anything we've written, just say.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:26 pm 
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Thanks for all the nice msgs. to info@allergicliving.com and editor@allergic.com about the Gift Guide.
Glad people are finding it fun, useful.

A few readers have raised one question though – the negative report from a San Francisco consumer group about whether Zhu Zhu pets are in compliance with chemical standards.
(It surfaced not long after our NewsReport went out.)

Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission had better news on the little mechanical hamsters.
It declared the Zhu Zhus "do" meet regulatory standards:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 03212.html

And CNN has consumer group is now saying its dodgy sounding testing is inferior to the watchdog's testing:

Quote:
Group claiming Zhu Zhu toys unsafe clarifies testing method
December 7, 2009 7:00 p.m. EST
(CNN) -- A consumer Web site on Monday clarified its previous announcement that one of the hottest-selling toys of the holiday season contains high levels of a potentially hazardous substance, saying its testing method was different from that of the federal government.

The manufacturer of Zhu Zhu Pets, which makes the light-brown hamster called Mister Squiggles, then issued a statement saying the method the group used to identify levels of antimony is "inferior" and has not been determined to be reliable.


I find it hard to believe a "consumer group" wouldn't be a little more scientific and careful with what they publish.
I'm sure that report made millions of parents anxious.

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