Japan gives world-beating fidget spinner a whirl

Fidget spinners have exploded onto the gadget scene over the past few months — not just in the growth sense of the word, but quite literally. That’s why the US Consumer Product Safety Commission today released guidelines for both manufacturers and consumers on how to have a safe time around fidget spinners, particularly ones that contain metal and / or batteries. For consumers, the CPSC recommends that fidget spinner users avoid playing with them around their faces or putting them in their mouths. It also recommends not letting children under the age of three play with a fidget spinner. When it comes to battery-operated fidget spinners, the CPSC suggests users should be monitoring the device when it’s charging, specifically noting that... Continue reading…

Bluetooth-enabled fidget spinners burst into flames 

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission advises that people with battery-operated fidget spinners should have working smoke alarms and never leave spinners to charge overnight while sleeping. ...

Mon 14 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards

Users are advised to avoid charging the battery-operated toys overnight.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from BBC Technology

Expensive $160 Japanese fidget spinner spins for a very long time - CNET

It goes on and on and on and on for at least 12 minutes apparently.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

The ‘Rolls Royce’ of fidget spinners whirls for 12 minutes

The gadget, built by Tokyo-based machinery maker NSK, has a heavy brass frame and a light aluminium ball bearing to increase centrifugal force.

Wed 9 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

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