In light of reported incidents with fidget spinners, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing these safety tips:
Fidget spinners and children:
- Keep fidget spinners away from children under 3 years of age.
- The plastic and metal spinners have small pieces (including batteries) that can be a choking hazard. Choking incidents involving children up to age 14 have been reported.
- Warn children of all ages not to put fidget spinners or small pieces in their mouths and not to play with the fidget spinner near their faces.
Battery-operated fidget spinners:
- Have working smoke alarms in your house to protect you if there is a fire.
- Be present when products with batteries are charging.
- Never charge a product with batteries overnight while you are sleeping.
- Always use the cable that came with the fidget spinner.
- If the fidget spinner did not come with a cable, make sure to use one with the correct connections for charging.
- Unplug your fidget spinner immediately once it is fully charged.
Acting Chairman’s Statement
Read the full statement from CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle on fidget spinner safety.
Fidget Spinner Business Requirements and Guidelines
CPSC business requirements and guidelines for fidget spinners are available in our Business Education Center.
Report an Incident
Tell us if you have an incident with a fidget spinner at www.SaferProducts.gov.