European Commission Flags 11 Fidget Spinner Suppliers for Lack of Safety

The European Commission warns about the threat posed by fidget spinners during its yearly report of problematic consumer products. The spiny toys are apparently dangerous due to the possibility of children swallowing their batteries or throwing them around.

As kids use fidget spinners more often than any other demographic, the toys are bound to receive criticism for lack of safety. The commission flagged 11 fidget spinner suppliers for not meeting their safety criteria. Their versions of the popular toy will be pulled out of the EU marketplace.

The toys often contain small parts, including batteries that can be swallowed by children. Of course, many adults also enjoy the charm of an endlessly spinning doodad, but the main chunk of fidget enthusiasts remains the younger demographic, which creates the safety concerns.

The fidget spinners became a worldwide phenomenon during 2017. There are claims that the toys help calm down people and even assist in mental health.

Alex Dimchev

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