Fid­get-spin­ner re­call

Joondalup Times - - STREET WATCH -

A WANGARA-based sup­plier vol­un­tar­ily re­called fid­get-spin­ners as Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion launched a safety in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the nov­elty items last week.

Prod­uct safety of­fi­cers started in­vest­ing the prod­ucts af­ter re­ports of in­juries and con­cerns about some mod­els that con­tain but­ton bat­ter­ies.

In­jury re­ports in­cluded an 11-yearold boy in Vic­to­ria who suf­fered a se­ri­ous eye in­jury from a model with sharp edges and a 10-year-old girl in the US who swal­lowed one of the small parts.

To re­port in­juries or safety in­ci­dents, email con­sumer@com­ or call 1300 30 40 54.

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