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#1386073 - 01/25/15 03:06 PM Pipe Cleaners?
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Registered: 01/21/12
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Does anyone use pipe cleaners in their toys? My cat LOVES them. I figured the suggies probably would too, but I don't want anyone to lose an eye.
Thoughts/suggestions?

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#1386074 - 01/25/15 06:26 PM Re: Pipe Cleaners? [Re: Coconut]
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I would be afraid of the metal in pipe cleaners, it is usually zinc and that is toxic.

Zinc toxicity is nothing to mess with.
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#1386075 - 01/25/15 07:14 PM Re: Pipe Cleaners? [Re: Coconut]
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hm..good to know. I guess I just always assumed they were something like aluminum..

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#1386076 - 01/25/15 08:54 PM Re: Pipe Cleaners? [Re: Coconut]
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I'd be concerned with the potential for injury - being poked/cut by the metal in the center of the pipe cleaner. I wouldn't recommend using them.
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#1386083 - 01/26/15 12:08 PM Re: Pipe Cleaners? [Re: Coconut]
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I agree with Shelly. The pipe cleaners are very sharp at the ends and also can easily bend and break causing additional sharp ends..definite safety issues and concerns. I make my own toys and would not recommend using metal that could potentially be sharp regardless of filing and sanding down.
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