Fidget spinners pose choking, burn hazards for children: EU report

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The widely popular toys fidget spinners have been flagged on a recent European Union list of dangerous products. The European Commission released the report saying the toys pose several risks to children.

Many fidget spinners have “button batteries” that make the toys light up as they spin, according to the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Dangerous Product 2017 Annual Report. If children swallow these “small, flat batteries” they can “cause burns to the [esophagus] and intestines.”

Button batteries are not the only concern the commission cites. Fidget spinners often have “easily detachable small parts,” such as the central cover …read more