Fidget Spinners: A Dangerous Fad for Kids

August 17, 2017

Fidget Spinners have been the latest fad for kids. These spinning toys supposedly help to ease boredom and anxiety by providing a repetitive motion.

These simple spinning gadgets aren’t risk-free, though. In fact, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued fidget spinner safety guidance to aid customers in using them.

While fidget spinners may seem large and sturdy enough when they’re new, they don’t stay that way. After some use, the pieces start to wiggle and they can easily break down into choking hazards for young children.

The choking hazard is not only a problem for young children. In fact, a 10-year-old choked on a part of her fidget spinner and had to have the piece surgically removed. Definitely keep fidget spinners away from children under 3-years.

Several fidget spinners also include lights and other features that have to be charged. Several fires have been reported that originated from a charging fidget spinner.

Always be present to ensure that your fidget spinner is charging properly. When the spinner is finished charging, be sure to unplug it. More importantly, ensure that the smoke alarms in the house you’re charging it in work properly.

Be careful with this latest toy fad. While they might provide some entertainment for a while, it might not be worth the risk of using one.

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