Target Australia are recalling some of their kids and ladies denim jeans after it was found the dye stuff used during the production of these products may have contained hazardous azo-colourants.

Product description

Kid’s & Infant’s – Denim wrinkle pant, Boys walk short, Babywear relaxed denim jean; Ladieswear – Moda dark wash basic jean, Dark indigo bootleg jean

Identifying features

Kid’s Denim wrinkle pant – keycodes 55273671, 55273688, 55273695, 55273701, 55273718, 55273725, 55273732

Boy’s walk short – keycodes 54813939, 54813946, 54813953, 54813960, 54813977, 54813984, 54813991

Babywear relaxed denim jean – keycodes 54824645, 54824652, 54824669, 54824676

Ladies Moda dark wash basic jean – keycodes 54936362, 54936379, 54936386, 54936393, 54936409, 54936416

Ladies Dark indigo bootleg jean – keycodes 54932210, 54932227, 54932234, 54932241, 54932258, 54932265, 54932272, 54933675, 54933682, 54933699, 54933705, 54933712, 54933729, 54933736, 54933842, 54933859, 54933866, 54933873, 54933880, 54933897, 54933903.

What are the defects?

The dye used during the production of these products may have contained hazardous azo-colourants.

What are the hazards?

Target Australia is initiating this action as it does not meet Target Australia strict quality assurance standards. Whilst this dye is not banned for textile use in Australia, expert authorities classify these azo-colourants as carcinogens. Exposure to these chemicals should be minimized.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st February 2013 – 30th April 2014
  • 1st December 2013 – 30th April 2014
  • 1st February 2014 – 30th March 2014
  • 1st January 2014 – 5th May 2014
  • 1st January 2014 – 5th May 2014

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Target and Target Country stores and online at target.com.au

Supplier

Target Australia Pty Ltd

Supplier’s web site

http://www.target.com.au/

What should consumers do?

Customers should cease using the product and return it to a Target store to obtain a full refund of the purchase price.

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