Safety alert issued for fidget spinners from Consumer Product Safety Commission

Safety alert issued for fidget spinners from Consumer Product Safety Commission

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a statement regarding the safety of the popular fidget spinner devices.

According to the CPSC statement, Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle said the agency is investigating several "reported incidents associated" with the phenomenon.

There have been reports of fires that have started involving battery-operated fidget spinners, according to the CPSC. Other hazards include choking in young children because of plastic or metal pieces that could break off. Some products could also contain lead content or paint.

"As the agency investigates some reported incidents associated with this popular product, fidget spinner users or potential buyers should take some precautions; keep them from small children; the plastic and metal spinners can break and release small pieces that can be a choking hazard; and older children should not put fidget spinners in their mouths."

The CPSC advises that fidget spinners are kept from small children and should not be placed in the mouths.

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