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Target recalls 90K USB charging cables due to shock, fire hazards

Posted at 9:59 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 10:02:59-04

Target is recalling 90,000 USB charging cables due to shock and fire hazards.

The metal around the heyday 3-foot lightning USB charging cable cord "can become electrically charged if it contacts the USB wall charger plug prongs while charging," according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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

The recalled heyday 3-foot lightning USB charging cables are purple, green and blue iridescent and have the word “heyday” printed on the cable’s connector. Model number 080 08 8261 is printed on the side of the product’s packaging.


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

If you own this cable you should immediately stop using it and return it to any Target for a full refund.

If you have any questions about the recall you may contact Target at 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT daily.