If you purchased one of these super popular toys for your children for Christmas, or you’ve been thinking of grabbing one – or maybe they already have one – you should probably think again, and take away or have tested the ones they do have.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The Target retail chain has decided to pull two different fidget spinners from their shelves and online store after it was discovered that the toys contained high levels of lead, according to KPRC-TV.
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group revealed in a report that former Target-sold products Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass and Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal both contained orders of magnitude more lead than what is permitted in children’s products.
The amount of lead permitted is 100 parts per million. However, when these fidget spinners were tested, the “Brass” model contained 33,000 parts per million in the center, and the “Metal” model contained 1,300.
Most kids probably will be able to play with their fidget spinner and be okay, but with so many of these cheap toys coming straight from China, and with high levels of contamination, do you want to take the chance?