Last Saturday, a 10-year-old girl was found choking in the backseat of her mother’s car. She was gagging on a fidget bearing that had come off the toy. And if you’re thinking that children that age should not be putting small bearings in their mouths, these kids are so eager to repair the broken pieces of their fidget spinners that they will use their mouths as a holding place while they shift a couple of other pieces around. In a car, that means a sudden brake or a quick jolt forward can put a bearing in the throat.
But not all incidents are accidental. Teachers in Seminole County have already reported seeing children dislodge the “spinner” part of the toy in order to establish makeshift brass knuckles. And that’s not good for anyone, especially those on the receiving end of an adolescent punch.
The craze is sure to pass, especially when kids notice that the adults are playing with fidget spinners as well, but in the meantime, they are indeed a growing risk and a liability.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a personal injury, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.