Certain fidget spinners found to have high amounts of lead

The fidget spinners shown in-store alongside children's toys.U.S. PIRG Education Fund

That's because the two Fidget Wild Premium Spinner varieties are labeled for those age 14+.

"We advise parents to remove the two fidget spinners that we identified from children's use and join us in calling on Target to immediately recall them".

The study was conducted on the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass and Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal.

The watchdog group US PIRG argues that the potentially toxic spinners are sold alongside toys for children age 6 and up.

The research revealed some of the spinners could contain as much as 300 times the federal limit for lead in children's products.

The consumer group has called on Target to stop selling the gadgets and recall the models it has sold.

The U.S. PIRG said it sent representatives to five Target stores across the country who found the spinners being sold in the toy department, according to The Washington Post.

"Target's VP of corporate responsibility told BI that the two fidget spinners are ".clearly marked on the package "appropriate for customer's 14 and older" and are not marketed to children".

In an email to the researchers, Target's vice president of corporate responsibility said that the fidget spinners did not need to meet federal lead limits because they were not marketed as children's toys.

Harold Chizick, a spokesperson for Bulls-I-Toys, released this statement, "Safety is one of our top priorities". CPSC stands for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. "Framed as a toy, the fidget spinner is also a great stress-relief tool", the online description reads.

The Marion County Health Department offers free lead testing on all consumer products every Thursday from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Even though the product isn't considered a toy and says 14+ on the packaging it's sold in the kid toy aisle.

Target and the company that distributes the spinners, Bulls-i-Toy, both stressed that the spinner is not a toy, and thus doesn't fall under the CPSC rules.

Further, Target spokeperson Lee Henderson leans on the CPSC's classification of fidget spinners as "general use products" rather than "toys". It's not the first time the toy has been investigated for safety reasons.

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