U.S. PIRG report finds dangerous levels of lead in fidget spinners sold at Target

Posted at 3:05 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 18:05:35-05

(KGTV) - U.S. PIRG Education Fund released a report Thursday indicating fidget spinners for sale at Target stores nationwide contained high levels of lead.

The study was conducted on the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass and Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal.

U.S. PIRG posted on its website that it had alerted Target and the toy’s distributer, Bulls i Toy, but both were not addressing the lead concerns.

According U.S. PIRG, Target and Bulls i Toy defended their choices to the Consumer Product Safety Commission that fidget spinners are not technically children’s products and subject to legal limits for lead.

“Saying fidget spinners aren’t toys defies common sense, as millions of parents whose kids play with spinners can tell you,” said Kara Cook-Schultz, U.S. PIRG Education Fund toxics director. 

A search on Target's website Thursday showed the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass was not available for sale and the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal was not listed.