They are everywhere! Fidget Spinners are all the rage. We have 3 in our house already! The three sided spinning device was originally release in the 90's but has re-surged this year as the IT toy for kids. A fidget spinner is a type of stress-relieving toy. The toy has been advertised as helping people who have trouble focusing or A fidget spinner is a type of stress-relieving toy. A basic fidget spinner consists of a bearing in the center of a design made from any of a variety of materials including brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper and plastic. The toy has been advertised as helping people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting (such as those with ADHD, autism, or anxiety) by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress.
Last night, my 9 year old announced we needed to "clean the bearing" in one of his spinners and then I saw this post from a Mom whose daughter tried cleaning her spinner's bearing by putting it in her mouth!
The story has a happy ending, but only thanks to some great surgeons! Parents beware if you have smaller children. These toys are a serious choking hazard!