MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Bloomberg has issued a report that names Target among the top offenders when it comes to products that have been flagged by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The business magazine analyzed data from the CPSC and found that products stocked by Dollar Tree and Zulily had the most safety violations. Products vetted by Target put them in third on the report's list.
Target said, in response to the original Bloomberg article: "Target is committed to providing high quality and safe products for our guests that meet all federal and state requirements, and expect our vendors to do the same. As part of our commitment, Target's owned brand children's products are tested more frequently than required to ensure compliance with federal and state laws. As the Consumer Product Safety Commission website indicates, Target voluntarily completed corrective action related to each entry, many of which were self-reported as a result of our third-party testing."
Most of Minneapolis-based Target's 34 violations cited in the CPSC data involved flammable sleepwear imported from Cambodia for its Circo children's brand.
The violations documented in the article among all companies include products that failed to meet standards for flammability, excessive levels of lead or other chemicals, or selling products made for children that had parts too small to be safe.
The CPSC maintains a public database of safety complaints online. For more information, click here.
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