TRADING standards officials are acting on reports that parts have become detached from a number of Fidget Spinners – which could pose a choking hazard.

These products are toys, but many have not been tested to make sure they are safe.

Properly tested toys should bear the CE Mark, and details of the importer into the EU, who must hold the relevant technical documentation.

A spokesman said: “Of significant concern is that some light up models incorporate button cell batteries which are not secured appropriately, and can become accessible.

“This poses a significant risk, should children swallow the button cell batteries.

“If you believe your child may have swallowed a button cell battery seek medical attention immediately. Do not try to make them vomit.”

The Trading Standards team are visiting premises to ensure that stock is compliant and have submitted samples for safety tests.

If you have a light-up fidget spinner, access to batteries must be secured using a tool (eg a screwdriver).

Do not allow children to play with items which have unsecured access to batteries.

If you have a normal fidget spinner, do not allow children under 36 months to play with these, as some models may present a choking hazard.

If you have concerns about an item you have purchased, call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506.

If you are a business and have any doubts over the stock you have purchased, contact Argyll and Bute's trading standards team on