The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a recall for nearly 90,000 heyday three-foot lightning USB charging cables sold at Target stores nationwide between June 2018 and January 2019. Representatives from Target did not immediately respond to Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
If you think you may have this charging cable, read on for more information on the recall.
Recalled Product Description: heyday USB Charging Cable
The current recall includes heyday brand USB lightning charging cables. The three-foot cables come in three color choices—purple, green and blue iridescent. Each cable has the brand’s name “heyday” printed on the connector.
The cables were sold at Target stores and at target.com for $15.
Why the Cable Was Recalled
The charging cables pose a shock and fire hazard. As of now Target has received 14 reports of sparking, igniting or smoking cables. Along with sparking and smoking, two consumer reports include injuries.
How to Tell If Your Cable Was Recalled
Along with looking for the word “heyday” on the cable’s connector, check the model number printed on the product’s packaging. The recalled product model number is 080 08 8261.
What Consumers Can Do
If you have the affected product stop using the product immediately. Return the cable to Target for a refund. Consumers with questions can contact Target 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT daily or visit Target.com and click on the “product recalls” tab.
All photos: Courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission