Target removes fidget spinners following report on lead levels

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(CNN) -- Target pulled fidget spinners from their website and began taking them off shelves Friday following a report published by the US Public Interest Group.

The report discovered that two fidget spinners sold in their stores and online, the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass and the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal, contained excessive amounts of lead.

Originally, Target planned to continue selling them, saying that the items met U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines.

On Friday, however, Target changed course.

"While these two products comply with all CPSC guidelines for fidget spinners, based on the concerns raised, we're removing them from our assortment," said Jenna Reck, senior communications manager at Target. "Additionally, we're working closely with our vendors to ensure all of the fidget spinners carried at Target meet the CPSC's guidelines for children's products."