Fidget Spinners in motion

Fidget Spinners See Mass Confiscation in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Ah yes, the massively popular fidget spinners that act as a spinning diversion for the kids who clearly don’t have enough distraction in the endless supply of apps waiting to be played on their phones, tablets, e-readers, laptops and games counsels, met their challenger when Germany confiscated over 39 tons of toy in the month of May alone.

According to a Friday report from the Frankfurt airport customs authority, it has been cracking the whip on the must-have item that parents have to buy if they hope to keep any amount of cool status. But don’t worry, this isn’t an actual ban on the twirly toy. In the case of these confiscations, the mass of spinners from China were found to have pieces that could easily become a choking hazard and failed to include proper instructions or the name of the company selling the product.

So is this the end for fidget spinners in Germany? For some that will be an unfortunate no. The spinning will live on to see another day.

Sources: Associated Press

Photo: Sedki Alimam

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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