Fidget Spinners What They Are How They Work and Why the Controversy
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An unofficial report in June about possible lead in these toys may have parents worried,
but don’t clear your home of the spinners just yet. Tamara Rubin,
a lead-poisoning-prevention advocate who is not affiliated with any university or
research institution, home-tested 11 fidget spinners and found unusually high amounts
of lead in two of these. Even so, Rubin’s findings have not been replicated nor peer-reviewed;
and Rubin only tested 11 spinners. You can read more about possible lead in fidget spinners in
this Live Science article.
A bigger concern may be the risk of kids choking on some of the spinner’s small parts. The U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, is looking into reports of children choking on parts that
have popped out of a fidget spinner, said Patty Davis, the CPSC’s acting communications director.
And on Aug. 10, 2017, the CPSC released safety guidelines for fidget spinners, warning that the
toys could be choking hazards and so kids under 3 should not play with them. The CPSC also
said that the toys should not be put in the mouth, regardless of the person’s age.
Here are some tips from the Toy Association for keeping your kids safe while
fidget-spinning: Follow age labels; shop at reputable stories (where you’ll find toys that
passed U.S. testing);follow tips for light-up spinners (make sure the spinner’s battery is locked in the toy);
check for broken parts (which can be a choking hazard).