Target Issues Recall for USB Charging Cables Due To Fire Hazard
Minneapolis, MN (KROC AM News) – Target has issued an alert and recall involving a USB charging cable because of shocks and fire hazards.
This recall includes the heyday 3 Foot Lightning USB charging cables.
The cables are used to charge cellphones and other electronics that use lightning connector charging cables. The metal charging cable is purple, green and blue iridescent. The word “heyday” is printed on the cable’s connector. The model number 080 08 8261 is printed on the side of the product’s packaging.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return the recalled cable to any Target store for a full refund.
As of Wednesday, Target had received 14 reports of “the cables smoking, sparking or igniting, including two reports of consumer finger burns.” Target says the metal around the cord can become electrically charged if it contacts the USB wall charger plug prongs while charging, posing shock and fire hazards.
The recall involves about 90,000 cables that were sold at Target stores around the country and online between June 2018 and January 2019.