Fidget Spinners Sold At Target Found To Have High Levels Of Lead
Fidget spinners sold at Target stores nationwide have been found to have high levels of lead and one Massachusetts interest group is warning parents.
There have been plenty of warnings about fidget spinners, but this latest one is about the levels of lead in some of them.
According to Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) fidget spinners are not categorized as toys, so the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission does not hold them to the same federal standards for lead levels in toys.
Crazy scary if you ask me, considering the well documented negative health affects of lead poisoning and the fact that fidget spinners are pretty much marketed to kids.
MASSPIRG says the biggest concern is getting the makers of the questionable fidget spinners, Bulls i Toys L.L.C., and their distributor, Target, to recall the products and determine how the extremely high levels of lead got in the spinners in the first place.
The federal legal limit for lead in a children's product is 100 part per million. MASSPIRG says lab findings determined that the fidget spinners in question contained levels well above that legal limit.
In fact, the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass was found to have 33,000 parts per million and the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal had 1,300 parts per million.
Though Target may not be recalling these fidget spinners just yet, MASSPIRG's findings should definitely make parents think twice about getting these for their kids. And may make you want to take them away if they already have this brand.