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