Target Just Recalled 122,500 Pairs of Shoes For This Scary Reason

Those Target boots you got your child or grandchild to keep them warm can present a choking hazard.

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If you have little ones at home, you know how difficult it is to keep them from putting things in their mouth that don't belong there. But you probably didn't consider that the boots you bought to keep them warm as the temperatures drop could pose a choking hazard to your kids or grandkids. Unfortunately, Target, one of the largest retailers in America, has issued an urgent product recall notice on a popular pair of children's boots this week. The announcement came amid multiple reports that the toggle on the boots can detach from its elastic laces, presenting a choking hazard once loose. Read on to see if your little one has these boots, and for more products you could have at home that are putting you in danger, know that If You Have This Popular Device at Home, You're at Risk of a Fire.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) warning regarding Target's recall applied to the "Himani' and "Jaren" boots, sold as part of the Cat & Jack collection, in sizes 5-12. The boots in question come with an elasticated lace around the opening that can be tightened in order to keep snow out, but the toggle used to do so is what's caused the potential choking hazard. Five incidences of the toggle coming loose have been reported at the time the recall was issued on Nov. 4.

A whopping 122,500 pairs of the boots were sold through Target stores nationwide, through Target.com, and via Google Express between Sept. 2019 through Feb. 2020, retailing for $30. The affected "Himani" boots were sold in navy, while the "Jaren" boots came in olive, black with multi-colored polka dots, pink with multi-colored polka dots, and navy with rainbows. Consumers who think they may have a faulty pair of these recalled boots from Target are advised to check the product's item number printed inside the boot shaft against the full list published by the CPSC.

Thankfully, no injuries have been reported at this time, but consumers are advised that any boots from the recalled range should be taken away from children immediately and returned to any Target store for a full refund. If purchased online, Target will supply a prepaid postage label for you to return the recalled boots. If you have any questions about the recall, you can contact Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST daily or via the company's website. Read on for other recent recalls that you should be aware of, and also, know that If You Use This Medication, You Need to Talk to Your Doctor Now.

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