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Consumer News: Safety concerns about a hot holiday toy & a Burbank hospital is under investigation

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 Zhu Zhu Pets - Mr. Squiggles Hamster - BrownAre Zhu Zhu pets safe?

Zhu Zhu pets, the robotic hamsters that talk and move, are at the top of a lot of wish lists this holiday season. Recently, a California-based consumer watchdog group’s website reportedly sparked a controversy when it claimed there is a potentially harmful level of metal in the Mr. Squiggles model.

Now, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has weighed in on the controversy, declaring Zhu Zhu pets are in line with toy standards. The latest on the story here.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center being investigated by the feds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded an ongoing probe into suspected radiation overdose of patients to include St. Joseph.

The focus is CT brain perfusion scans. Perhaps as many as 34 patients may have received the radiation overload at the Burbank hospital. This is the third medical facility in L.A. county to be included in this probe. The complete story on the L.A. Times website.

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