PSA: Fidget Spinners Are Exploding

The fidget spinner was a humble and simple distraction with unsophisticated ball bearings that provided hours upon hours of twirling. But then somebody thought they could monetize the spinning toy even more so by making fidget spinners with LED lights, built-in speakers, and Bluetooth because you definitely don’t already have 15 devices that have fucking Bluetooth and speakers. Well, guess what? All that unnecessary shit in the fidget spinners has caused them to go from toys to explosives.

This week, there were two cases of Bluetooth-enabled fidget spinners exploding reported in Alabama and Michigan. A couple days early for the 4th of July. Allegedly, the fidget spinners exploded while charging for less than 45 minutes. Kimberly Allums of Gardendale, Alabama, revealed the moment that her son’s fidget spinner burst into flames.

“We were about five or 10 minutes from leaving the house for the day. [My son] noticed it burst into flames and he started screaming,” Kimberly told WBRC. “I was downstairs and all I heard was, ‘fire, fire.’ The fidget spinner wasn’t smoking, it was in flames.”

She attempted to contact the manufacturer of the IED fidget spinner, but the box only said, “Made in China.”

Michelle Carr of Fenton, Michigan, had a similar experience of a fidget spinner blowing up like a Samsung Note 7. While the toy was charging on her counter the product caught fire, melted the fidget spinner, and even scorched the counter.

If you have any shitty, cheap electronic device like a Bluetooth fidget spinner, it’s best to never charge it overnight while you are sleeping. Or just get a regular fidget spinner and play music on your phone, then you don’t have to worry about your fidget spinner killing you in your sleep.

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