[Cautionary Tale] US Product Safety Commission Warns That Some Fidget Spinners Explode

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  1. No Worries

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    US Product Safety Commission Warns That Some Fidget Spinners Explode

    Fidget spinners are supposed to be calming and fun, especially for students struggling to focus. But after some dangerous incidents involving the popular gizmos, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new fidget spinner safety guidance for consumers and businesses. There have been a handful of choking incidents reported with the toys, as well as two instances of battery-operated spinners catching on fire and another incident in which a fidget spinner melted, the agency said. No deaths have been reported. The agency also issued safety guidance on battery-operated fidget spinners. Consumers should always be present when the product is charging, never charge it overnight and always use the cable it came with, the statement said. Users should unplug their spinner immediately once it's fully charged and make sure they have working smoke detectors in their home.

    "As the agency investigates some reported incidents associated with this popular product, fidget spinner users or potential buyers should take some precautions," Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chief of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, said in a statement. "Keep them from small children; 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." Fidget spinners should be kept away from children under the age of 3, the statement said.
     
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    BREAKING: THIS JUST IN, CHINESE MADE CRAP IS CRAP! MORE AT 11:00!
     
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    what is the use of fidget spinners? does it really calm you down?
     
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    No different than tapping a pen, or any other "fidget" you have while sitting still. They'll die off sooner rather than later.
     
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    I balanced one on my nose and it fell off and smacked my eye.
     
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