Like Everything You Love, Fidget Spinners Are Now Bursting Into Flames

Proof that even the most innocuous and seemingly facile creations of 2017 have dark, problematic undersides comes the almost-to-be-expected news today that some fidget spinners are straight up exploding into flames because we’re not allowed to have nice things, ever.

The latest popular device to have the unfortunate and not exactly minor flaw of sudden immolation, fidget spinners join the likes of the Galaxy Note 7 and those hoverboard things, albeit in this case it appears to only be happening to a small amount of bluetooth enabled fidgy spinnos.
Two seperate reports have come out from the States, where battery-enabled fidget spinners with built in bluetooth speakers (if someone could explain to me the benefit of such a combination that would be great, thanks) catching alight of their own accord whilst plugged into charging cords.
An Alabama mother has recounted to WBRC how she heard screams from her son in his bedroom as a charging fidget spinner caught alight:

“He noticed that it burst into flames and he just started screaming. I was downstairs and all I heard was ‘’ and the fidget spinner had literally, It was smoking, It was in flames.”

A similar incident comes out of Michigan, where a similar device went nuclear after being on charge for less than 30 minutes.

With the sudden uptake in popularity of the supposed anxiety and ADHD aide, the market is not surprisingly flooded with cheap, unregulated devices and advice from consumer product safety groups is, as always, to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, only use the charger that is designed specifically for your device and not to leave battery charging devices in overnight.
Or you know, just stick to the OG, non-teched up versions of fidget spinners, and listen to your music on any of the other 20 devices you probably have for such things. Just my hot take.

Photos: NBC25News.