Not sure what began the rage, but Zhu Zhu Pets are, hands down, the worst toys in the world.
My kiddo got one for Christmas, compliments of my sister Sarah. She told me it was a cat, but for the life of me I can't tell this thing apart from a sock that got left out in the mud. Or a mangy rodent. And that's not the worst of it.
Check out the tag: Hair entanglement may result if child's hair comes in contact with moving parts of toy. The manufacturer forgot to mention that this toy can also cause skin entanglement. I had to take the rubber off the wheels so it wouldn't pinch my kid.
Wal-Mart describes it as an "artificially intelligent pet" that "makes over forty different sounds." FORTY. And let me tell you, none of them are even remotely similar to any sound any animal has ever made before. Ever. And what's worse, IT WON'T STOP!
Thank God for garbage day. Goodbye, Zhu Zhu. (I love you Sarah.)