They are touted as miracle gadgets that can eliminate anxiety and even help people with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
But now experts are claiming that fidget spinners – the new sell-out craze of the moment – are nothing more than a cheap toy.
The basic gadget has three prongs centred around a circle
with bearings in the middle and is spun to whir hypnotically. A
technique which marketers say helps to provide comfort in stressful
situations and improve focus.