One of the largest retailers in America has just pulled a major item from their shelves. Target has announced they have decided to discontinue selling two kinds of fidget spinners in their stores.
Most people didn’t even know what a fidget spinner was a year ago. However, the popular spinning toy has become a global sensation and has been flying off shelves since it was first released this year. Fidget spinners are by far one of the most purchased toys of 2017.
Target has announced they are pulling the two kinds of fidget spinners because they have been found to contain “extremely high” levels of lead, which can be toxic. The brands in question are “Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass” and the “Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal.”
They are also no longer available on Target.com as well as in stores. A consumer advocacy group is responsible for making the discovery of the high level of toxic lead.
Under federal law, toys should not contain more than 100 parts per million (ppm) of lead, though no amount of lead exposure is safe. The center of the brass spinner tested for a lead content of 33,000 ppm, and the other spinner tested for 1,300 ppm, according to Today.
“Both devices contain many times the acceptable lead limit for children’s toys,” according to a report from the U.S. PIRG Education Fund.
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