Fidget spinners pulled from Target shelves due to high levels of lead

Fidget spinners are making headlines again, but this time it isn’t for their rocket to popularity.

Several versions of the trendy toy were removed from Target shelves Friday following the release of a report by public interest group U.S. PIRG that claimed lead limits exceeded the allowed amount for children’s toys in the Fidget Wild Premium brass and metal spinners.

Target countered that because the products were labeled for those 14 and over they did not need to undergo lead testing. Although their statement is true, the revelation has caused many to wonder if the producer of the fidget spinners in question and Target were taking advantage of the policy.

Target cited public health concern as the reason behind their decision to pull the products from the shelves.

Host Michael Finney got the details from the toxics director of U.S. PIRG, Kara Cook-Schultz.

Listen to the full segment below to hear what she had to say on the topic.


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