Exploding electronics have become a little too familiar over the last year. Samsung Galaxy Notes, iPhones, vape pens, headphones, washing machines, hoverboards. Now the misfortune has come for your beloved, explosively popular fidget spinners. They're those delightfully trendy toys purported to help kids with ADHD despite a dearth of evidence.
Alabama's WBRC reported Monday that a family's Bluetooth-connected fidget spinner (yeah, of course it exists) burst into actual flames while it was being charged. Kimberly Allums told WBRC that her son had been charging his spinner for about 45 minutes at the time.
"He noticed that it burst into flames and he just started screaming," she said. "I was downstairs and all I heard was, ‘Fire... Fire.' And the fidget spinner had literally, it was smoking, it was in flames."