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Pipe Cleaners? #1386073
01/25/15 04:06 PM
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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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Re: Pipe Cleaners? [Re: Coconut] #1386074
01/25/15 07:26 PM
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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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Re: Pipe Cleaners? [Re: Coconut] #1386075
01/25/15 08:14 PM
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hm..good to know. I guess I just always assumed they were something like aluminum..

Re: Pipe Cleaners? [Re: Coconut] #1386076
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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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Re: Pipe Cleaners? [Re: Coconut] #1386083
01/26/15 01:08 PM
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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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