A certain design of skinny jeans available in Target stores is being recalled as they are causing lacerations. The design itself features metal stars that are attached as a design to the denim. These stars are detaching, causing minor cuts and lacerations which result in bleeding. The Target jeans, although stylish, may cause further damage which is why they have been taken off the market.
Customers first started noticing the problem on the jeans when cuts appeared on their legs at random intervals. The product itself is called the ‘Cat & Jack Girls’ Star-Studded Skinny Jeans’ According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Over 30,000 units of the designed jeans are being recalled from Target stores across America.
According to the CPSC, “Consumers should immediately stop wearing the recalled jeans and return them to any Target store for a full refund.” Also according to the CPSC, there were 5 reports of injuries from the jeans, but there could be any number of unreported cases of lacerations. Customers are encouraged to immediately return them. For a list of the jeans affected by this recall, you can visit the Target product registry recall help page.
This isn’t the first product to be recalled by Target in 2018. Another product, the ‘Dr. Browns Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders’ are a cute pacifier stuffed animal that according to the CPSC “The snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children.” However, this product is not limited to Target stores. The CPSC lists all stores that sell the affected pacifier including, Toy’s R Us, Babies R’ Us, Bed Bath & Beyond, K-Mart, Amazon.com and a bunch of other websites across the states. There have been 67 reports of the pacifier detaching, but thankfully there have been no reports of injury from this product.
Twitter users were quick to comment on the recall of the jeans from Target. One Twitter user, Josh (@lunch_box77) commented: “Guys that wear skinny jeans should be recalled, too.” Another user, Barbara Lerz Fisher (@bamlf) asked a poignant question, “What happened to the quality control department, I thought they check this kind of stuff before shipping?”
Some of the first product recalls ever in history were actually from car manufacturers according to Wikipedia. These official company recalls through a business date back to the late 1950s, however, there’s no telling if there existed any unofficial recalls before this period. You can learn a great deal about the history of products being recalled by visiting Wikipedia, or the CPSC website which has full lists of product recalls and the reasoning behind it.
The CPSC website also has contact information should you need to inquire or report any incidents of any kind of product. You can also read a lot more on product recalls by visiting Target’s website, or their Facebook which contains information about all of their products. Customers can sleep better at night knowing that although there might be flaws in future products, the CPSC and retailers like Target are on top of things when it comes to informing the public about potential hazards to its consumers. Hopefully, quality control centers can work diligently to ensure all products sold within any retailer hold up to a strict code of safety.
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