Fidget Spinner Sends Texas Girl to Operating Room, Mom Warns Other Parents

A Houston-area woman took to Facebook on Monday to warn parents about the potential risks of fidget spinners after her daughter required surgery to remove part of one from her throat.

The twirling, three-inch toys have lately become so popular that they've been banned in some schools. The toys were originally aimed at helping students with autism or attention disorders concentrate, but took over classrooms with a variety of students this spring.

For Kelly Rose Joniec, her 10-year-old daughter's fidget spinner would ultimately lead to "a pretty eventful Saturday."

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