Massive Recall Issued for USB Charging Cables That Can Catch Fire

consumer
June 05, 2019Jun 05, 2019

Target is recalling USB charging cables due to shock and fire hazards. The warning comes from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, reported local news.

The charging cables are “Heyday” 3-foot lightning USB charging cables. They are now being taken off the shelves after Target received 14 reports incidents.

Those incidents include cables smoking, sparking or igniting. There are also two reports of consumer finger burns.

CPSC said the metal around the cord can become electrically charged if it contacts the USB wall charger plug prongs while charging. This poses shock and fire hazards.

They added that customers should immediately stop using the product and return the recalled cable for their full refund.