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Fidget spinners causing safety concerns again, lead found

Posted at 10:55 AM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 14:22:21-05

Lead has been found in some fidget spinners, and it's well above the federal legal limit.  It's not the first time the toy has been investigated for safety reasons.  

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 issue fidget spinners are not technically classified as a children's product, so they have different legal limits when it comes to lead. 

Some of the products are also now labeled as a choking hazard, after reports of small pieces breaking off and accidentally getting swallowed.  

"They seem to be falling apart," says Nancy Cowles, with Kids in Danger.  "Young children have had incidents where they've had to have surgery to remove them."

In Las Vegas valley, many schools across Clark County School District have banned fidget apinners from the classroom, calling them a distraction.