Fidget Spinner Accident



Fidget spinners were originally designed to help kids with ADHD, anxiety, and autism focus – but they have since captured the attention of kids and adults all over the world. They are made of metal or plastic, with three flat lobes that rotate around a ball-bearing axis. With the increasing popularity of fidget spinners, manufacturers have added features like LED lights, Bluetooth, and built-in speakers. With all the new upgrades, some fidget spinners now require a lithium-ion battery that must be plugged in to charge.

With such small parts and now electronic components, each toy comes with a very real danger of causing a tragic fidget spinner accident.

Some Causes of a Fidget Spinner Accident

The warning labels of fidget spinners are being updated, because they may pose a choking hazard. Battery-powered fidget spinners can potentially even catch fire. Read below about the potential for a fidget spinner accident in certain situations.

Hazards of Fidget Spinners with Children:

  • Children under 3 years of age should be kept away from fidget spinners.
  • The metal and plastic spinners have small pieces, including batteries, that can present a choking hazard. Children up to age 14 have reported a choking fidget spinner accident.
  • Caution children of all ages to avoid putting fidget spinners or any small pieces in their mouths, and to keep the fidget spinners away from their faces.
  • Be sure the smoke alarms in your house are in working order in case there is a fire.
  • Don’t leave fidget spinners unattended when their batteries are charging.
  • Never charge a battery-operated fidget spinner while you are sleeping.
  • Only use the cable that came with your product.
  • If, for some reason, your battery-operated fidget spinner came without a cable, be sure to use one with the correct charging connections.
  • Immediately unplug your fidget spinner once it is completely charged.

Exploding Fidget Spinners!

In May of 2017, a Michigan woman used a baby monitor cord to charge her fidget spinner, and said it burst into flames within 30 minutes [1].

Meanwhile, a mother in Alabama claimed a fidget spinner exploded after charging for 45 minutes [2]. Luckily, the fire was quickly put out in the sink, but who knows what might have happened had no one been home while it was charging.

Consult with a Fidget Spinner Accident Attorney

You don’t have to go through a fidget spinner accident case alone. Shamieh Law’s talented and aggressive product defect lawyers are here to evaluate your case. We will work with safety experts to determine if and why a fidget spinner accident occurred. We will then determine liability, protect your rights and get you the damages to which you are entitled.

If you or a loved one has been injured in due to a fidget spinner accident, or any type of product defect, in Fort Worth, Plano, Dallas or the surrounding areas, contact us now for a free consultation and to protect your legal rights. Call 469-813-7332.