They’ve proved a distraction for children in classrooms; a strategy to avoid eye-contact at work meetings; and, now, it seems fidget spinners are turning into a fire hazard.
There are two reports out of the US of bluetooth fidget spinners exploding while charging.
In both incidences, the spinners were the ‘pimped’ kind with LED lights and onboard speakers, Slate reports.
One woman from Fenton, Michigan, said the gadget caught alight while charging on her bookshelf. Meanwhile a child in Alabama was forced to throw a flaming fidget spinner in the sink after it caught fire while charging.
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