Fidget Spinners Are Bursting Into Flames
If you're a fan of the fidget spinner, we have some unfortunate news for you—the popular toy might be a fire hazard.
Families from Michigan and Alabama are complaining that Bluetooth-enabled fidget spinners are bursting into flames, posing a serious risk to anyone nearby. In the two reported cases, the fidget spinners were charging when they caught fire.
A mother from one family, Kimberly Allums, told WRBC that her son was charging his fidget spinner for only 45 minutes when it started to flame.
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“We were about five or ten minutes from leaving the house for the day before this happened,” Allums said. “[My son] noticed that it burst into flames and he just started screaming. I was downstairs and all I heard was ‘fire, fire’ and the fidget spinner had literally—it wasn’t smoking, it was in flames.”
Unfortunately, this isn't the only reported case of this happening. The Carr family from Michigan experienced a similar issue when they tried to charge their Bluetooth-enabled fidget spinner. It caught fire after 30 minutes of charging.
“They’re just simple, little things you spin and I love to play with them,” Carr told WEYI. “I know there are tons of kids who want to go get them, but if you plug them in, just stay by and make sure it’s charged and it doesn’t catch.”
Money reports that the Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating these incidents.