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Fidget Spinners Sold at Target Contain Lead, Advocacy Group Says

2 types of popular fidget spinners sold at Target stores and online have been found to contain way more lead than legally allowable, according to a new study commissioned by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund.

A prominent consumer advocacy group says 2 types of popular fidget spinners sold at Target stores and online contain toxic levels of lead, which can cause severe health problems including decreased bone and muscle growth, poor muscle coordination, developmental delays, and seizures.

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What’s the Problem?

November 9, 2017 – The fidget spinners in question — Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass and Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal — were found to contain as much as 330 times the federal legal limit for lead in children’s products, according to lab tests conducted for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund.

The multi-pronged whirling toys rose to viral popularity earlier this year, when kids all across the U.S. went nuts for the nifty gadgets, which were not only fun, but also purported to help people with ADHD and autism concentrate.

These highly questionable claims have been widely disputed, but what isn’t are claims that, in addition to being composed of potentially lethal amounts of lead, fidget spinners can choke small children and start fires when being charged (bluetooth models).

Target sells the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass and Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal for $19.99, but does not classify them as toys, but rather “general use products” because they are marketed to users 14 and up.

Federal laws limit the amount of lead in children’s products to 100 parts per million (ppm). Lab tests performed last month indicated that the Fidget Wild Spinner Premium Brass contained 33,000 ppm of lead in its center circle, and 22,000 ppm in its arm, according to PIRG. The Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal, meanwhile, contained 1,300 ppm of lead in the center circle, and 520 ppm in its arm.

As a result of these problems, PIRG is calling on Target to stop selling the fidget spinners and recall the ones they’ve already sold.

Target Selling Fidget Spinners with High Levels of Lead: CBS News Video

Do I Have a Fidget Spinner Lawsuit?

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