Target is recalling 90,000 USB charging cables made by an Eden Prairie company, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The 3-foot lightning USB charging cables branded with the word "heyday" have metal around the cord that can spark, burn users and cause a fire hazard when plugged into a wall socket, the report says. The cables are manufactured by Chug, Inc., based in Eden Prairie. The cables are made in China.
"Target has received 14 reports of the cables smoking, sparking or igniting, including two reports of consumer finger burns," the report says. It instructs buyers to stop using the product immediately and return it to a Target store.
The CPSC recommended a refund for the product, which are sold at Target stores across the U.S. The cables cost around $15 and were sold between June 2018 and January 2019, according to the report.
Chug, Inc., did not immediately respond when contacted for comment.
The CPSC's website is www.cpsc.gov.