Some fidget spinners may contain dangerous amounts of lead

Fidget Spinner

A warning for parents and fidget spinner users. They may contain high levels of lead.

Posted: Nov 11, 2017 11:57 AM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) — A warning for parents and fidget spinner users. They may contain high levels of lead.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group tested 12 fidget spinners sold at Target stores across the country.

Two of those came back with high levels of lead. One had 300 times higher than the legal limit. And they are still on the shelves at Target.

The retailer says those particular spinners are targeted for kids over 14, so they are not subject to the stricter safety standards of toys for younger kids.

But the Marion County Health Department says you shouldn't take any chances when it comes to lead and the effect it can have on kids.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 63°
Robinson
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 59°
Indianapolis
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 72°
Rockville
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 63°
Casey
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 70°
Brazil
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 63°
Marshall
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 63°
Dry and Dusty
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Old National Bank Classic

Image

Wednesday Late Forecast

Image

ISU Football

Image

THN Girls soccer

Image

Parents share how expenses can add up with travel sports

Image

Marines kick-off annual Toys for Tots campaign

Image

Vigo County kids make donations to area homeless

Image

Company gifts ISU $1.3 million in software

Image

‘It’s taught me a lot…’ VCSC students build skills one home at time

Image

Trade jobs in demand across Indiana

WTHI Events