Target Selling Fidget Spinners With High Levels Of Lead

In recent lab results, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund found two fidget spinners sold at Target have "extremely high levels of lead". Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass was found to contain 33,000 parts per million at its center, while Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal contained 1,300 parts per million, reports the Washington Post.

A consumer advocacy group criticized Target for not recalling fidget spinners that contain what's considered to be excessive levels of lead.

The legal limit for lead is 100 parts per million.

"The CPSC, Target, and Bulls i Toy need to acknowledge the obvious - that all fidget spinners are toys", Cook-Schultz said.

The CPSC told PIRG that fidget spinners are classified as "general use products", and the package stated they were for ages 14 and older.

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High levels of lead can affect multiple systems in the body and is especially harmful to young children, according to the World Health Organization. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to undermine IQ, attentiveness, and academic achievement. As of Wednesday, the fidget spinners were still being sold online, and the retailer had not made any indication it would pull the item from stores.

"The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reviewed and explicitly defined fidget spinners as 'general use products.' They are not defined by the CPSC as toys", Target spokesman Lee Henderson said in a statement to CBS News.

"All fidget spinners have play value as children's toys regardless of age labeling", said Danny Katz, director of PIRG.

But now a consumer advocacy group says two types of fidget spinners being sold at Target could be unsafe. It said Target and Bulls i Toy LLC haven't taken action and the spinners are still being sold. "Let's get them off the shelves". "As a result, the fidget spinners identified are not regulated as toys or children's products and are not required to meet children's product standards". "We can't sit idly by while children play with these toxic toys". A spokeswoman for the CPSC said she could not comment specifically on the products being sold by Target.

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