Some fidget spinners may contain unsafe amounts of lead

Henrietta Strickland
November 15, 2017

"Additionally, we're working closely with our vendors to ensure all of the fidget spinners carried at Target meet the CPSC's guidelines for children's products".

The spinners under scrutiny are the "fidget wild premium" spinners in both brass and metal.

The recall was issued after the public advocacy group U.S. PIRG issued a report last week after discovering that Target's "Fidget Wild Premium" spinners had lead levels ranging from 520 parts per million (ppm) to 33,000 ppm.

The latest most coveted toy in the world is Fidget spinners.

Two of those came back with high levels of lead.

From the obtained results, when one is exposed to such for a long time, it has been found to be very unfortunate for children that are very young, and it deters the development of the child.

Target's initial response was that the fidget spinners are not children's products, so therefore the federal lead regulations for children's products did not apply. Federal law has gone to classify a children's product as any item that is made majorly for kids that are up to or below twelve years of age. They were sold by Target and distributed by Bulls i Toy, LLC.

"Based on the concerns raised, we're removing them from our assortment", Joshua Thomas, a Target spokesperson, told TODAY in an email.

If you previously bought one of these fidget spinners, you can return them to a Target store under Target's standard return policy, Thomas says.

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