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Warning over Fidget Spinner dangers

The Consumer Protection Services, in light of the new craze among youngsters in Cyprus and abroad concerning the ‘Fidget Spinner’ or ‘Hand Spinner’ wish to advise the public on the following:

–          The product is not suitable for children under the age of three

–          Parents should inspect the products carefully and ensure that their children do not play with the product if sharp edges, easily breakable pieces, exposed batteries or strong magnets are detected.

–          Heavy ‘Fidget Spinners’ can cause injuries in the event of accidental launch

–          The product has been designed to be used in a specific manner; any other use could put children in danger of injury.

The Consumer Protection Services note that the mass use of a product could raise the possibility of reported injuries.

Consumers are advised to exercise caution when purchasing the product and should advise their children on the dangers involved in using the product.

For more information the public can call the following:

  • Nicosia Head Office 22200930
  • Limassol District Office 25819150
  • Larnaca/Famagusta District Office 24816160
  • Paphos District Office 26804613

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