Target Removes Tiny Carts From Stores After Parents Complain
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After a slew of complaints online from parents who shop at target, Target is making a change.
According to several tweets from an official Twitter account, Target is removing the recently added “tiny carts” from 72 of its stores this week where they were being tested. The change comes after a slew of complaints from parents, who say the carts are difficult to manage and annoying in the hands of young children.
Most notably, one mom and blogger penned a tirade against the carts online, which was shared hundreds of times by frustrated moms and dads who shop at Target.
@Target cause shopping with kids wasn't bad enough lets just give the kids little carts! Thanks a lot! ?? ???? pic.twitter.com/Crvedw1fIH— Janet C (@JCNYC728) September 1, 2016
“This tiny, red thing, with wheels and a really cute flag that makes it look innocent but it’s actually there (admit it) to warn everyone close that whatever is at the bottom of that flag is bringing DANGER AND PAIN AND STRIFE and that they should run in the opposite direction,” wrote Laura Rinas, creator of the blog laughing without limits and a self-described “full-time mama, wife, business owner, woman of God.”
@Target while your new shopping carts are adorable they are a terrible idea. It took me 8724 hours to get milk. pic.twitter.com/WsGaQuMg0Z— Kimberly (@kavennet) August 28, 2016
Still, after the carts were removed some parents expressed disappointment.
On Twitter, @AskTarget told users they’re still determining what to do with the kid-sized carts.