Target recalls toddler boots over possible choking hazard

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Target has issued a recall for more than 122,000 toddler boots over a potential choking hazard. The boots, marketed as Cat & Jack “Himani” and “Jaren” toddler boots, come in six different variants and are sold in sizes 5-12.

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According to the recall notice, posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website, the toggle on the boots can detach from the elastic lace, posing a choking hazard to children. The toggle is meant to be tightened to keep snow out.

The toggle is meant to keep snow out but can detach and pose a choking hazard. (CPSC)

CPSC said it received five reports of elastic laces breaking and one report of both the elastic laces and toggle breaking, although no injuries were reported.

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“The ‘Himani’ boots were sold in navy and pink, and the ‘Jaren’ boots were sold in olive, black with multi-colored polka dots, pink with multi-colored polka dots, and navy with rainbows,” according to the recall notice.

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The boots were available for purchase both online and at Target stores nationwide from September 2019 through February 2020 for about $30. Consumers are urged to take the boots away from children and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Those who purchased the recalled product online are instructed to contact Target to receive a prepaid return label.

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