Another day, another recall! Getting the alerts for a product recall can be concerning. But it's also rather comforting to know that if there's a problem with something we use (particularly something our kids use!), that steps are taken to remove it from the market and prevent injuries. We've seen quite a few food recalls recently, and even one for baby swaddles. But the latest recall is for a pair of rain boots, and the reason it's being recalled might surprise you! The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for a pair of children's rain boots sold at Target stores. The boots are being recalled because they pose a potential choking hazard. Here's what you need to know.
The CPSC is recalling the Cat & Jack Lilia toddler rain boots from Target stores and the website, in sizes 5-12. The boots are fuchsia with a white unicorn head covering the toe area. There is a unicorn mane and tail along the back of the boot that's fuchsia, orange, yellow, green, and blue. It's a unicorn, so of course it has a horn, and that's where the problem lies. Consumers have reported that the horn is faulty and becomes detached, which can present a choking hazard in small children. There have been eleven reports so far of the horn detaching from the boot, but no injuries have been reported.
The model numbers, which you can find on the tag inside of the boot) are as follows: 093-10-4311 Cat & Jack Lilia Rain Boots Size 5, 093-10-4312 Cat & Jack Lilia Rain Boots Size 6, 093-10-4313 Cat & Jack Lilia Rain Boots Size 7, 093-10-4314 Cat & Jack Lilia Rain Boots Size 8, 093-10-4315 Cat & Jack Lilia Rain Boots Size 9, 093-10-4316 Cat & Jack Lilia Rain Boots Size 10, 093-10-4317 Cat & Jack Lilia Rain Boots Size 11, and 093-10-4318 Cat & Jack Lilia Rain Boots Size 12. The boors retailed for around $20, and were sold in Target stores nationwide, on the Target website, and on Google Express between January 2019 and April 2019.
Parents are urged to take the boots back to any Target store for a full refund. If you have any questions regarding this recall, you can contact Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, daily. You can also see the status of the recall on the Target website, by clicking on the Recalls tab at the bottom of the page and then clicking Shoes.