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CPSC investigating fidget spinners

CPSC investigating fidget spinners


12 FOR ACTION… 12 FOR ACTION… THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION IS INVESTIGATING THE TOY OF THE SUMMER – THE FIDGET SPINNER, FOLLOWING SEVERAL REPORTS OF CHOKING INCIDENTS. (CG) NOW — A FATHER – DAUGHTER DUO IS SHARING THE SCARY STORY — ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN A FIDGET SPINNER BROKE APART. EYEWITNESS NEWS CONSUMER REPORTER SUSAN CAMPBELL — JOINS US NOW WITH THE DETAILS. FORTUNATELY – THE LITTLE GIRL IS JUST FINE.. AFTER CHOKING ON A PIECE OF A FIDGET SPINNER. BUT HER DAD SAYS – HE DOESN’T WANT ANY OTHER FAMILIES TO EXPERIENCE WHAT THEY DID. 9 YEAR OLD EMMA WAS PLAYING WITH A FIDGET SPINNER… WHEN SHE SAYS ONE OF THE METAL BEARINGS GOT LOOSE.. (SOT-Emma Holtsclaw/Choked on piece of fidget spinner) “then it flew out and went into my mouth.” EMMA STARTED CHOKING.. HER DAD – A FIREFIGHTER – TRAINED TO HANDLE EMERGENCIES… CAME TO HIS DAUGHTER’S RESCUE… HE SAYS HE GAVE HIS LITTLE GIRL BACK BLOWS UNTIL SHE WAS ABLE TO BREATHE. (SOT-Shane Holtsclaw/Father) “it was just one of those freak accidents.” AT THE HOSPITAL AN X-RAY REVEALED THAT EMMA HAD SWALLOWED THE METAL PIECE. IT’S ABOUT THE SIZE OF A QUARTER. (SOT-Shane Holtsclaw/Father) “be careful with them – an accident can happen at any time.” IN FACT – LAST MONTH IN TEXAS – A 10 YEAR OLD NEEDED SURGERY TO REMOVE A BEARING THAT GOT CAUGHT IN HER ESOPHOGUS. AND IN OREGON CAYDEN BOYD ALSO NEED SURGERY AFTER SWALLOWING A BEARING. IN AN EMAIL TO CALL 12 FOR ACTION – THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION SAID IT’S INVESTIGATING INCIDENTS INVOLVING FIDGET SPINNERS… ADDING “We advise parents to keep these away from young children, because they can choke on small parts. Warn older children not to put fidget spinners in their mouths. DOCTORS AGREE… (SOT-Dr. Nina Shapiro/UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital) “so I think just not to give these to younger children, children under six, and for older children to really explain that these are toys but they also have risks, they should not be put in their mouths, they should not be taken apart.” I CHECKED WITH HASBRO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.. A SPOKESPERSON TELLS ME THE HOSPITAL HAS NOT TREATED ANY CASES INVOLVING FIDGET SPINNERS. THE CPSC IS ASKING ANYONE WHO DOES HAVE AN INCIDENT WITH A FIDGET SPINNER TO REPORT IT TO SAFERPRODUCTS.GOV. WE HAVE A LINK TO THAT RIGHT NOW ON OUR WEBSITE, WPRI.COM. IF YOU HAVE A CONSUMER PROBLEM YOU NEED HELP SOLVING – CONTACT OUR CALL 12 FOR ACTION CENTER MONDAY THRU THURSDAY FROM 11 UNTIL 1 – OUR HOTLINE IS 228-1850. OR IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN AC BECOMING A CALL 12 FOR ACTION VOLUNTEER… YOU CAN CALL THAT SAME NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN. SUSAN CAMPBELL – EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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