Target Recalls USB Charging Cable

Posted at 10:11 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 10:31:00-04

(LEX 18) – Target has announced a recall of about 90,000 USB charging cables sold in its stores nationwide. The recall is for Heyday 3 Foot Lightning USB charging cables. The device is used to charge cellphones and other electronics.

The store says it has received reports of the cables smoking, sparking or igniting, including two reports of consumer finger burns.  The metal finish around the cord can become electrically charged if it contacts the USB wall charger prongs.

The item was sold between June 2018 and January 2019 and cost $15. 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.

Take the cable to the store for a refund.