Target is offering refunds to customers who bought bed sheets labeled as “Egyptian cotton” that were actually made with cotton of the non-Egyptian sort.
Target says it learned about the issue last month that 750,000 sheets and pillowcases supplied by Welspun India were labeled as Egyptian cotton, but were made from some other type. The company pulled the items from its stores.
The company will offer refunds on certain products under the name Fieldcrest that sold for as much as $75. It only includes two lines of Egyptian cotton bedding, not all Egyptian cotton sheets sold at Target are affected.
“One of Target’s vendors, Welspun Global Brands (Welspun), was one of the producers of Egyptian Cotton 500-thread count sheets under the Fieldcrest label for Target,” Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman told Consumerist. “After an extensive investigation, we recently confirmed that Welspun substituted another type of non-Egyptian cotton when producing these sheets between August 2014 and July 2016. Neither Target nor Fieldcrest had any knowledge of this substitution. These sheets were produced by a number of vendors and only one of those vendors was substituting product.”
The company says this is “not an issue of safety and there is no risk in continuing to use this product.”
Anyone who purchased the products can submit a web form to request a full refund on Target.com.