Parents warned about new fire risk in fidget spinners

CPSC investigates high-tech versions of the toy


JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The Consumer Product Safety Council warned parents about a possible fire hazard it is investigating involving certain types of fidget spinners.

The new warning affects high-tech fidget spinners that have Bluetooth speakers in them. Those fidget spinners have batteries that need to be charged.

The investigation began after an Alabama family reported their fidget spinner burst into flames as it was sitting on a charger for 45 minutes.

In a statement, the CPSC said it is investigating the incident.

"Never charge a product with batteries overnight while you are sleeping. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and use the charger from the manufacturer that is designed specifically for your device. CPSC is also investigating reported incidents involving children and fidget spinners. We advise parents to keep fidget spinners away from young children, because they can choke on small parts. Warn older children not to put fidget spinners in their mouths."

The CPSC wants anyone who has a safety issue with a fidget spinner to report the incident to them by going to SaferProducts.gov.