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Fidget spinner mayhem? Head injury, fire among reports.

Fidget Spinners are the hottest toys in the country

Fidget Spinners are among the hottest toys in the country. The two- or three-pronged gadgets spin endlessly with the help of bearings and weights. They were originally designed to enhance concentration and stimulate learning.
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Fidget Spinners are among the hottest toys in the country. The two- or three-pronged gadgets spin endlessly with the help of bearings and weights. They were originally designed to enhance concentration and stimulate learning.

Now the fidget spinner craze enters the inevitable next phase – reports of injuries and other mayhem linked to the fad.

The gadgets are just palm-size spinning devices with multiple prongs, but they’re all the rage among young people. Despite claims they are helpful for people with attention disorders, experts warn they are not a proven treatment. Some schools have banned the spinners as a distraction or choking hazard.

Now actress Ayoola Smart says she’s had to bow out of an Irish stage play after a freak fidget spinner injury. In an Instagram post, Smart says she was forced to drop out of “Futureproof” after a child’s spinner struck her.

Smart, 22, who is based in London, tells the Irish Examiner that a fidget spinner gone awry struck her behind the ear in a shop, causing a concussion requiring up to two weeks of bed rest.

A Michigan woman, meanwhile, says her fidget spinner caught fire while charging a Bluetooth gadget allowing the spinner to connect to smartphones to play music. Michelle Carr, of Fenton, Mich., tells TV station 25News that she had hooked the spinner to a baby monitor charger because it had no charging instructions.

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