Toying with danger? Some fidget spinners may have 'toxic' lead levels
Nov 10, 2017, 00:41
Consumer group, PIRG Education Fund, says they found lead in some of the spinners sold at Target, and according to them, Target hasn't addressed it. The center circle of the brass Fidget Wild Premium Spinner, distributed by Bulls-i-Toy, contains 33,000 ppm of lead, researchers found.
Another model, the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner in Brass, tested at 1,300 ppm.
Target said the spinners are recommended for consumers over the age of 14, so the federal lead restrictions don't apply to the toys.
The CPSC told PIRG that fidget spinners are classified as "general use products", and the package stated they were for ages 14 and older. The legal amount of lead considered acceptable in children's products is 100 ppm.
"As a result, the fidget spinners identified are not regulated as toys or children's products and are not required to meet children's product standards", she said, per CBS News.
Kara Cook-Shultz, toxics director at US PIRG, said regardless of how the CPSC classifies them, spinners are marketed as toys for kids and sold in toy aisles.
"Even small amounts of lead in toys can be ingested when transferred from fingers to mouth or from fingers to food", said national lead expert Helen Binns, MD, pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
A spokesman for Bulls-I-Toy sent a statement to the Post-Dispatch saying "Safety is one of our top priorities".
Lead exposure can be extremely risky for children, potentially impacting mental development among other risks. CPSC stands for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. With the holidays coming around parents are bound to buy a few fidget spinners for their kids.
In the report, the lab results were tested twice to confirm the results.
Target has failed to comment about why they would sell a product that could be unsafe for children or adults.
U.S. PIRG publishes an annual report on toy safety, which has led to more than 150 product recalls and regulatory actions over the past 30 years.
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