The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run
22tomtom / DreamstimeThe fidget spinner: harmless fad that suffered a cultural backlash almost as soon as we became aware they existed? Or deadly killer?
It’s a harmless fad, but months after we’ve all grown tired of even thinking about the things, the federal government is here to make sure you don’t kill yourself, kill everyone around you, and burn down your neighborhood with a small spinning toy.
Guys, there’s a Fidget Spinner Safety Information Center. The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has a new “guidance” out with a page explaining how to safely spin a toy.
The commission’s acting chair, Anne Marie Buerkle, even put out a press release encouraging people to let them know about unsafe fidget spinners and “help our agency stay on top of this emerging hazard.”
The agency’s efforts have prompted a CNN piece about the not-terribly-hidden dangers of the toy. Primarily, fidget spinnerspost was originally published on this site