According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Target has issued a recalled USB charging cords due to shock and fire hazards.
CPSC says 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.
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return the recalled cable to any Target store for a full refund.
Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com from June 2018 through January 2019 for about $15.
Target has received 14 reports of the cables smoking, sparking or igniting, including two reports of consumer finger burns.