A BBC Watchdog investigation has found dangerous fidget spinners that can puncture the skin for sale in the UK.
Some in the shape of a “shuriken”, an offensive weapon in the UK, were found to be on sale on eBay, reports the BBC.
Tests found they could damage eyes and puncture skin. The auction site said they would be removed from sale.
The Watchdog team bought three fidget spinners – marketed as toys for children – from eBay.
BBC Watchdog also bought five fidget spinners from local shops.
A toy safety expert concluded that none of them should have been sold as they did not pass essential toy safety tests.
Advice from Trading Standards for anyone buying spinners and other toys includes:
- Always look for the CE mark on packaging. This means they have been safety tested to European standards. If you can’t see one – don’t buy it
- Always buy from a reputable seller, and do not buy these toys for children aged under three as they have small parts that could present a choke hazard to children
Source : BirminghamMail