19 August, Saturday


Fidget spinner warning over choking and fire safety concerns in US

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A safety warning has been issued about fidget spinners, the tiny toy which has become a worldwide phenomenon.
 
Fidget spinner owners should be careful when using the toy as they could potentially be a choking or fire hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)has warned.
 
They said fidget spinner users or potential buyers should take some precautions when using the popular device.
“Keep them from small children,” the CPSC said. “The plastic and metal spinners can break and release small pieces that can be a choking hazard; and older children should not put fidget spinners in their mouths.”
 
They also mentioned “some reports of fires involving battery-operated fidget spinners”.
 
“Like any battery-operated product, consumers should be present and pay attention to their devices while charging them,” the agency said.
 
“It is important to use the charging cable that either comes with the fidget spinner or one that has the correct connections for the device as charging cables are NOT interchangeable.”
 
They added: “Fidget spinners can be fun to use but consumers and companies should be aware of some of the safety concerns associated with this product.”
 
In the UK, trading standards have warned that cheap imported fidget spinners are putting children at risk. (The Telegraph)

 

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