Consumer Product Safety Commission looks into fidget spinners after reports of swallowing parts

In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, photo, a fidget spinner is played with at a 7-Eleven convenience store, in Warren, Mich. Fidget spinners, the 3-inch twirling gadgets taking over classrooms and cubicles, are more easily found at gas stations or 7-Eleven than a big toy chain. And unlike past fads, there isn't one inventor or producer getting rich off them. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

(WATE) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission is looking into fidget spinners, a popular toy.

There have been two separate reports of children in Texas and Oregon swallowing parts of the device.

“We advise parents to keep these away from young children because they can choke on small parts. Warn other children not to put fidget spinners in their mouths,” said the agency to ABC News.

Many people use the toy to focus, however, experts say there is no evidence that the device has benefits.

“There has been no research into the efficacy or safety of these toys to help manage the symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, or any other mental health conditions in children (or adolescent, or adults, for that matter),” Duke University’s Scott Kollins told ABC News. “The observations by parents or teachers are interesting but without carefully controlled studies, it’s impossible to draw any sorts of conclusions about whether these toys are useful, and it’s hard to imagine any sort of reasonable rationale as to why they would offer benefit.”

If you need to report an incident with fidget spinners, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission at

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