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CoPIRG: High levels of lead in some fidget spinners sold at Target

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Kelvin Reese | 10 November, 2017, 01:20

The center circle of the brass Fidget Wild Premium Spinner, distributed by Bulls-i-Toy, contains 33,000 ppm of lead, researchers found.

The report says the US Public Interest Research Group found that some of the spinners sold at the retailer contain dangerously high levels of lead. The lead level in another model, the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner in Metal, tested at 1,300 parts per million.

The response from Target and the manufacturer has been the same: the particular spinners aren't intended for children under the age of 14. She found levels of lead in numerous toys - particularly in the center, where the fingers touch. The companies say products marketed to those over the age of 12 have no specific lead-level restrictions. The advocacy group requested Target and its developer, Bulls i Toys, LLC to recall the products and investigate the how lead seeped into them.

"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. "We can't sit idly by while children play with these toxic toys - and yes, these are toys".

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"At least here in Marion County we can allow (parents) the peace of mind to have their toys tested if they want", Johnson said.

CBS News reports that the gadgets are being sold in the toy aisles alongside the spinners sold to 6-year-olds. The Fidget Wild Spinner Premium Brass is also being sold on Target's website. "It will be something (children) will carry with them for their entire lives", Marion County Health Department Administrator Karla Johnson said. This is because children absorb the substance more readily.

Due to its harmful effects on child development, federal laws limit the amount of lead in children's products to 100 ppm of total lead content.

"Even small amounts of lead in toys can be ingested when transferred from fingers to mouth or from fingers to food", said national lead expert Helen Binns, MD, pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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