Target recalls phone charging cables due to fire risk
Target has announced a recall of about 90,000 USB charging cables sold at its stores nationwide.
The recall is for heyday 3 Foot Lightning USB charging cables. The device is used to charge cellphones and other electronics.
Target says it has received 14 reports of the cables smoking, sparking or igniting, including two reports of consumer finger burns. 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 company says the item was sold between June 2018 and January 2019 in their stores and online.
The metal charging cable is a mix of purple, green and blue iridescent colors. 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 are urged to immediately stop using the products and return them to any Target for a full refund.