Attention, parents of toddlers who’ve shopped at Target in recent months: Target has issued a voluntary recall of children’s unicorn rain boots due to a possible choking hazard. The retailer is recalling 29,000 pairs of Cat & Jack “Lilia” rain boots that were sold nationwide after customers reported that the unicorn horn on the boots detached, creating a choking hazard for younger children.
The recalled boots are children’s sizes 5 to 12 and were reportedly sold between January 2019 and April 2019. They’re designed to look like a unicorn with a pink and white face on the front and a multi-colored mane on the back.
Parents who want to confirm that their child’s boots are a part of the recall should check the model number on the tag inside of the shoes. The specific model numbers for recalled boots are:
Although no injuries have been reported, customers are advised to take the boots away from children immediately and return them to Target for a full refund.
This isn’t the first time in recent months that Target has issued a recall for a children’s product . Back in April, the company recalled 495,000 Bullseye’s Playground wooden toy vehicles because the wheels could detach and pose a choking hazard. The company also recalled the Childcare Mason Toddler Bed this year over safety issues, as well. Target has a page on its website devoted to recalls across its product line, which can be accessed from the bottom of its home page.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics , choking is a leading cause of injury and death among children, especially for toddlers under three years old. It’s reported that a child dies every five days from choking-related causes. That’s why it’s important for parents to take every precaution with food, toys, and other objects that their kids interact with on a daily basis and keep small items and parts out of reach.
For more info on the latest recalls, keep an eye on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announcement page .