The watchdog group US PIRG argues that the potentially toxic spinners are sold alongside toys for children age 6 and up.
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Fidget spinners have been marketed as a therapeutic tool to help stop "fidgeting" and maintain focus; they have even been banned in some schools because they have become a distraction in classrooms.
Currently, the toxic fidget spinners are still available both in toy aisles at Target stores and on its website. "Saying fidget spinners aren't toys defies common sense, as millions of parents whose kids play with spinners can tell you".
Lead exposure is damaging for young children because of its impact on development. The Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass, on the other hand, does recommend "Ages 14+". So, while one of their fidget spinners may be marketed to "14 and up" kids, it doesn't mean anything if they're being sold alongside LEGO playsets and Barbie dolls. "All of our product (s) are tested and comply with CPSC safety standards".
He went on to say that Target has received the lead testing results.
Target has failed to comment about why they would sell a product that could be risky for children or adults.
Target did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment, but the company made a similar statement to the one Bulls-I-Toy gave to U.S. PIRG when contacted about the study.
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