#FidgetSpinner: Stainless (“Star” configuration?)

  • Stainless Steel Spinner with Removable Points.
  • Lead Testing Results: ND/ Non-Detect, “Negative” – Safe!
  • Purchase Price: Could not find this exact item online.
  • Date Purchased: May 2017 (?)
  • Sent in by a friend in New York City
  • Vendor/ Brand: Unknown / No Maker’s Mark – link to similar one on Amazon here.*

*I am including my affiliate link for the fidgets I can find on Amazon, however given the unpredictability of these products and the lack of oversight and regulatory enforcement I cannot guarantee that a future purchase of the same or similar item will have the same lead levels, so please (in the case of fidget spinners) do not consider this an endorsement by me – just a way for you to continue your research / learn more in a more direct way about the product.  In each of these tests all accessible parts were tested and they were not disassembled.  If a spinner easily came apart or was broken, we tested the inner parts as well as the exterior.  Please see my fidget spinner testing videos to watch (in real-time / filmed live on camera) the testing that was done for each spinner.

Note: If I do not list readings for Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg) and Arsenic (As) that means it was also non-detect/ negative for those elements.

In general the simple plastic fidgets tend to be either negative for lead or within “acceptable levels” by both U.S. and European standards (under 90 ppm lead or  – in many cases, zero lead.)  Please understand that they still may present a choking hazard to young children (as well as other potential hazards) – especially children with special needs who might have a greater tendency to put things in their mouth (regardless of their age.)

This one is a definite choking hazard given the ease with which it comes apart!

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Affiliate link disclosure: If you choose to purchase any items after clicking the Amazon links above, Amazon pays me a small kick back as a thank you for sending business their way. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and helps support this website, allowing me to keep sharing information about childhood lead poisoning prevention (as well as making it possible for me to keep sharing about safe products for your home and family) ... Sharing this information in turn helps families everywhere protect their children from potential environmental toxicity in their homes. I only link to products that are the same as (or very similar to) ones that I either have direct personal experience with in my home or that are the same or similar to items  that I have personally tested with an XRF Instrument. I will always note if there is a product that I link to but that I do not specifically endorse or consider safe for one reason or another. June 2017
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