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Urgent Target recall: Have you bought this for your grandchild?

Urgent Target recall: Have you bought this for your grandchild?

Parents have been advised to return a Target jacket marketed towards babies and toddlers after the item poses a risk of a potential choking hazard.

The Baby/Toddler Fleece Letterman Jacket, which ranges in sizes 0 to 24 months, has been sold in stores around the country since January 1.

According to a statement from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the press-studs on the item may “pose a chocking or ingestion hazard for young children.”

Target Australia took to Facebook on Saturday to announce its “voluntary recall”, stating the reason behind the decision was “safety and quality” issues.

A photo shared to its social media page said the “product had not been manufactured in accordance with Target’s safety and quality standards".

“We recommend you to 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,” read the post.

Over 400 people took to the comments section to voice their frustrations, saying they were disappointed that they had to return the jacket.

“I had to return baby’s jacket,” wrote one person.

“This is the jacket I got for R for Easter,” said another.

The discount department store has promised a full refund under any circumstance, regardless of what condition the jacket is in.

No proof of purchase is required.