Urgent recall issued for Target baby and toddler jacket

Parents have been urged to return a Target jacket for babies and toddlers due to fears children who wear it could be choked.

The Baby/Toddler Fleece Letterman Jacket, which comes in sizes zero to 24 months, has been sold in stores nationally since January 1.

Press-studs on the item may “pose a chocking or ingestion hazard for young children” a statement from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said.

Target Australia announced its “voluntary recall” to Facebook on Saturday, citing “safety and quality” issues.

A photo shared to its wall stated the “product had not been manufactured in accordance with Target’s safety and quality standards.

Target recalled its Fleece Letterman Jacket due to concerns it posed a choking hazard. Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

“We recommend you stop using the item immediately and return it to a Target or Target Country store as soon as possible, with or without a receipt, where our team members will provide you with a full refund,” its post read.

More than 400 people expressed concern in the comments section, many saying they were disappointed at the fault and sad they had to return the jacket.

“I have to return baby's jacket,” one person said.

“This is the jacket I got for R for Easter,” another added.

Many others said they would have to take their child’s jacket back to the store and swap it for another one.

Target assured its customers it would accept the jacket back in any condition and offer a full refund, even without proof of purchase.

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