‘Stop using them immediately’: Target issues an urgent recall on one of its most popular cooking sets amid fears it could cause ‘serious injury’
- The cooksets were sold between March 2016 and March 2019 across the country
- There’s concerns the handles from pots and pans could detach and cause injury
- Anyone who bought ‘Starter Cookset with Utensils’ kit is urged to stop using it
- Target issued a statement to their Facebook, saying they’re offering full refunds
- Anyone who brings the set into store will get a refund – even without a receipt
Anyone who purchased a particular cooking set from Target is being urged to stop using it – amid fears they could get seriously injured.
The urgent recall is on the ‘Starter Cookset with Utensils’ kit, which was sold at Targets across Australia between March 2016 and March this year.
There’s concerns the handles on the pots and pan from the set could detach – possibly spilling boiling water or hot contents over customers.
Target is encouraging people to return the cookset into store – saying anyone who purchased the cookset will receive a full refund whether they have a receipt or not.
The urgent recall is on the ‘Starter Cookset with Utensils’ kit, which was sold at Targets across Australia between March 2016 and March this year
The 11-piece set consists of three pots, a frying pan, one strainer, three ladles, whisker, egg flipper and a potato masher.
However, if customers have lost any of their utensils, they can still return and get a refund on one or more of the pots.
Target posted the warning on their Facebook page on Monday night, saying the safety of their customers and their families is their highest priority.
‘At Target Australia, the safety of our customers and their families is our highest priority. This is why we’ve decided to conduct a voluntary recall of the Starter Cookset With Utensils due to a safety issue.’
‘This item was available for purchase between March 2016 and March 2019 inclusive.
‘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.’
There’s concerns the handles on the pots and pan from the set could detach – possibly spilling boiling water or hot contents over customers
The post prompted angry comments from customers, asking why there’s been so many recent recalls at Target.
It comes less than two months after the retail giant was forced to recall 21 models of tricycle strollers for young kids which were sold over an 11-year period.
A warning released by the department store says the ‘SmarTrike’ tricycles, sold between May 2007 and July 2018, were unsafe for use as they did not have a parking brake, tether strap or relevant warnings.
The trike could cause injury to a child if the product rolls in an uncontrollable manner, which may cause the child to fall out.
The trikes did not have relevant warnings as required by the mandatory standard of the Trade Practices Act 1974 Consumer Protection Notice No. 8 of 2007, which looks at the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Prams and Strollers.
Similarly to the cookset recalls, parents returning the trikes in February were offered a full refund without the need for proof of purchase.
If customers have lost any of their utensils, they can still return and get a refund on one or more of the pots