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(SFGate)   Target develops plan to end fidget spinner fad   ( sfgate.com) divider line
    More: Sick, Consumer Product Safety Commission, fidget spinners, Lead poisoning, PIRG Education Fund, Warren Buffett  
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2546 clicks; posted to Business » on 09 Nov 2017 at 9:30 PM (27 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-11-09 12:58:41 PM  
Oh, waa waa waa.  Lead. Big deal.  It's meant to challenge your fidget dexterity as the lead interferes with your nerve conductivity.

Farking snowflakes.
 
2017-11-09 01:25:33 PM  
I loled at the walking dead in the picture.  Seems fitting.
 
2017-11-09 02:43:37 PM  
What...By doing nothing?  Because it's on a feeding tube and oxygen right now.
 
2017-11-09 07:47:53 PM  
Wait.... 14-yrs-old is now an adult?
 
2017-11-09 09:37:01 PM  

SpaceyCat: Wait.... 14-yrs-old is now an adult?


Kevin Spacey will be glad to hear that.
 
2017-11-09 10:14:01 PM  
FTA:
The center circle of the brass Fidget Wild Premium Spinner, distributed by Bulls-i-Toy, contains 33,000 ppm of lead, researchers found. The center of the metal version of the same spinner tested for 1,300 ppm of lead.

That's actually quite a lot.  ppm is parts per million, so divide by 1,000,000 and multiply by 100 (or just divide by 10,000) to get %.  The one is 3.3% lead
 
2017-11-09 11:01:36 PM  

RogermcAllen: FTA:
The center circle of the brass Fidget Wild Premium Spinner, distributed by Bulls-i-Toy, contains 33,000 ppm of lead, researchers found. The center of the metal version of the same spinner tested for 1,300 ppm of lead.

That's actually quite a lot.  ppm is parts per million, so divide by 1,000,000 and multiply by 100 (or just divide by 10,000) to get %.  The one is 3.3% lead


But is it safe to handle?  I'm not going to eat the damn thing.
 
2017-11-09 11:11:12 PM  

RogermcAllen: FTA:
The center circle of the brass Fidget Wild Premium Spinner, distributed by Bulls-i-Toy, contains 33,000 ppm of lead, researchers found. The center of the metal version of the same spinner tested for 1,300 ppm of lead.

That's actually quite a lot.  ppm is parts per million, so divide by 1,000,000 and multiply by 100 (or just divide by 10,000) to get %.  The one is 3.3% lead


Wait... leaded brass as used in bearings can be really high in lead, but the center piece is only on the low end? Did the weight the edges with more lead? Anyhow, brass to be touched can be sealed. You door knob is a bigger risk.
 
2017-11-10 12:25:41 AM  

SpaceyCat: Wait.... 14-yrs-old is now an adult?


Roy Moore will...

Chemlight Battery: SpaceyCat: Wait.... 14-yrs-old is now an adult?

Kevin Spacey will be glad to hear that.


Goddamn it.
 
2017-11-10 01:31:09 AM  

RogermcAllen: FTA:
The center circle of the brass Fidget Wild Premium Spinner, distributed by Bulls-i-Toy, contains 33,000 ppm of lead, researchers found. The center of the metal version of the same spinner tested for 1,300 ppm of lead.

That's actually quite a lot.  ppm is parts per million, so divide by 1,000,000 and multiply by 100 (or just divide by 10,000) to get %.  The one is 3.3% lead


But it's not like you're dissolving it in acid and drinking the solution.

Besides, it's just ball bearings. Even if you ATE them, and they were100% lead, it's not a lot of the metal. Get more lead eating duck.
 
2017-11-10 01:32:55 AM  

SpaceyCat: Wait.... 14-yrs-old is now an adult?


depends on how the 14 year old murders someone.

"Kids*" get tried as adults all the time, why not in Spacey or Moores case?

*offer not valid for kids of white lineage
 
2017-11-10 01:34:13 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: RogermcAllen: FTA:
The center circle of the brass Fidget Wild Premium Spinner, distributed by Bulls-i-Toy, contains 33,000 ppm of lead, researchers found. The center of the metal version of the same spinner tested for 1,300 ppm of lead.

That's actually quite a lot.  ppm is parts per million, so divide by 1,000,000 and multiply by 100 (or just divide by 10,000) to get %.  The one is 3.3% lead

But is it safe to handle?  I'm not going to eat the damn thing.


Yes it is safe to handle.  As a kid (early 1980s) my father had me pick up lead wheel weights all the time and I haven't had any issues.  Just don't eat them and you're fine.
 
2017-11-10 01:41:45 AM  
Lead? No. Put magnets around the edge and magnets in the hand that holds it. Then you can use it to generate electricity.
 
2017-11-10 01:45:35 AM  

doglover: RogermcAllen: FTA:
The center circle of the brass Fidget Wild Premium Spinner, distributed by Bulls-i-Toy, contains 33,000 ppm of lead, researchers found. The center of the metal version of the same spinner tested for 1,300 ppm of lead.

That's actually quite a lot.  ppm is parts per million, so divide by 1,000,000 and multiply by 100 (or just divide by 10,000) to get %.  The one is 3.3% lead

But it's not like you're dissolving it in acid and drinking the solution.

Besides, it's just ball bearings. Even if you ATE them, and they were100% lead, it's not a lot of the metal. Get more lead eating duck.


why would you get lead eating dick?  maybe if they had a prince albert, but dick alone should have no lead in it no matter how often owner of said dick refers to it as a loaded gun
 
2017-11-10 09:50:38 AM  
The $3 Fidgeet Spinners Target sells at the front of the store are still some of the best fidget spinners my kids have used (They routinely beat more expensive spinners in spinning contests).  They do break easily if dropped / messed with.
 
2017-11-11 02:49:18 AM  
It's a spinner, not a pacifier. Don't suck on it, and there won't be a problem.
 
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