Rechargeable fidget spinner likely cause of vehicle fire

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa — A rechargeable fidget spinner is the likely cause of this vehicle fire last week.

According to Colonial Park Fire Company, their crew responded to a car fire last week. The owner of the vehicle, extinguished most of the blaze by the time firefighters arrived.

Crews found that a rechargeable fidget spinner with a Bluetooth speaker, had been charging on the seat appeared to have malfunctioned.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has some tips regarding the safety of battery operated fidget spinners:

 

  • Be present when products with batteries are charging.
  • Never charge a product with batteries overnight while you are sleeping.
  • Unplug your fidget spinner immediately once it is fully charged. If there is no indicator showing a full charge, unplug after one hour.
  • Always use the cable that came with the fidget spinner.
  • If the fidget spinner did not come with a cable, make sure the cable you use is undamaged and has the correct connections for charging.
  • Have working smoke alarms in your house to protect you if there is a fire

If you’ve ever experienced a similar incident, you can report it here.