The Toy Association is encouraging families to follow important safety guidelines regarding the use of the latest toy craze, Fidget Spinners.
The company has urged parents to follow age labels, ensuring the spinners are age-appropriate, and to refrain from purchasing one if a spinner does not have age guidance on its packaging.
Parents should also shop at reputable retailers, according to The Toy Association, while also checking for any broken parts.
In addition, the firm has shared some advice on light-up spinners, stating, ‘avoid giving a child a light-up spinner if it does not also have a locking mechanism on the battery compartment’.
“Fidget spinners are a huge craze right now, sparking debate across the nation about the safety of these products,” said Joan Lawrence, The Toy Association’s 'Toy Safety Mum' and SVP of standards and regulatory affairs.
“We encourage parents to always supervise their children, and ensure they are playing with spinners in the way they are intended to be used. A good rule of thumb: if a fidget spinner doesn’t look sturdy or doesn’t have any age or safety labeling, don’t risk it with your child.”