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Target Corp. (TGT) agreed to a voluntary recall of about 3,400 children's frog masks due to a suffocation hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The commission advised consumers to stop using the masks immediately, as the plush masks lack proper ventilation, it said. No suffocation incidents were reported related to the masks. Full refunds are available at Target, which sold the items exclusively from August through September for $1 each.
The commission is charged with protecting the U.S. public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of consumer products. In the prior two months, Target agreed to recall about 447,000 Embark resistance cords and cord kits on an injury hazard, 304,000 Chefmate blenders due to a laceration hazard and about 547,000 step stools with storage due to a fall hazard.
In August, Target, the nation's second-biggest retailer by sales, said its second-quarter earnings rose on same-store sales growth.