Jump to content

Target recalls jeans, which may contain carcinogenic azo-colourant dyes

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 jules095

Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:19 AM


Target Australia Pty Ltd—Kid's and Ladies Denim Jeans

PRA number: 2014/14094
Date published: 8th May 2014

Product information

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


Target Australia Pty Ltd

Supplier's web site


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.

#2 wallofdodo

Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:32 AM

Thanks for posting,  just checked some recently purchased jeans, they are ok.

#3 yayool1

Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:43 AM

Thanks for posting!

Mine are NOT okay  :(

Taking back today.

#4 red_squirrel

Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:05 PM

I just realised I have some of these.
Bootleg dark indigo. Most of the dye came out in the wash. I wonder how much of the dye is in all the other clothes.

Do you need a receipt? or are they doing the right thing and taking them without the receipt.

I'm not so much annoyed at Target and will buy from there again. But I am giving up buying from China. Chinese companies are getting rich dumping their rubbish on us - stuff that they could never offload to Europe.

Edited by red_squirrel, 09 May 2014 - 02:14 PM.

#5 Tender Heart

Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:11 PM

It's not just Target.


There was a thread earlier, I'll see if I can find it.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Top 5 Viewed Articles

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.