The consumer group has called on Target to stop selling the gadgets and recall the models it has sold.
The items - Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass and Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal - were found to contain as much as 330 times the federal legal limit for lead in children's products, according to lab tests conducted for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund.
However and since the CPSC's lead-restriction guidelines differ between items marketed to adults and those targeted at children under 12, Target says its in the clear to keep selling these models.
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Still, officials at the US PIRG believe something has to be done to avoid exposing children and others to the toxins found in the fidget spinners.
PIRG urged customers to not purchase the fidget spinners, which sell for $19,99. That is, "unless they are primarily intended for children 12 years of age and younger". Children's products are subject to federal lead standards, branding them as general use allows the companies to bypass these standards.
PIRG disputed the designation and claimed its representatives found the toxic fidget spinners in toy aisles at Target stores.
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If nothing else, these reports should cause grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles - some of whom may be playing with these devices as well - to take extra care while shopping this holiday season, which should be happening anyway, with or without Target's help. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes clear that any amount of lead in a child's blood is unsafe and since the effects of lead exposure can not be reversed, it is important to prevent lead exposure to children in the first place. "They are not defined by the CPSC as toys". If the lead chips off, or if young kids put the spinner in their mouths, it can be unsafe.
However, after Target and the manufacturer were provided the results of US PIRG's findings, they decided not to pull the toys from their shelves or from their website. "CPSC stands for the Consumer Product Safety Commission", Kara Cook-Schultz, the nonprofit's toxics director, said in a statement.
"There's no argument here and any parent will tell you, that this is being marketed as a children's toy and being sold that way", said Elise Orlick with WASHPIRG.
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