Fidget spinners sold at Target with dangerous levels of lead pulled from shelves

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UPDATE: Officials at Target on Monday released the following statement:

“While these two products comply with all CPSC guidelines for fidget spinners, based on the concerns raised, we’re removing them from our assortment. 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 products were pulled voluntarily by the company after the report was released.

The report released last week showed high levels of lead in certain fidget spinners sold at Target.

Consumer Advocacy group, The U.S. Public Interest Research Groups, claims Target is selling two types of spinners that have 330 times the acceptable amount of lead for young children.

The spinners are the "Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass" and the "Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal."

The "Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass" tested at 33,000 parts per million. The "Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal" tested at 1,300 parts per million.

The legal amount of lead considered acceptable for children's products is 100 parts per million.



 
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