Target recalls charging cables due to shock and fire hazard

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FILE – This May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Strong online sales and more shoppers helped push Target’s fourth-quarter results past Wall Street’s expectations. The chain’s remodeling and expanded delivery services enticed shoppers to buy during the critical holiday season. The retailer reported a 31 percent jump in comparable […]

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Target is recalling 90,000 heyday 3-foot lightning USB charging cables due to shock and fire hazards. 

The issue involves the metal around the cord which can become electrically charged if it contacts the USB wall charger plus prongs while charging.

The cables were sold nationwide at Target stores and online from June 2018 through Jan. 2019 for about $15. 

They are used to charge cell phones and other electronics that use lightning connector charging cables, such as Apple products. 

Target has received 14 reports of the cables smoking, sparking or igniting, including two reports of finger burns. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to a Target store for a full refund. 

For more information about the recall, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website

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