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Target axes kids’ shopping carts


Target Corp. is putting the kibosh on what probably sounded like a good idea, but turned into what some shoppers called a nightmare.

In a pilot program that started in August, the discounter rolled out mini-shopping carts for kids in approximately 70 stores. But some kids apparently went wild with the little red carts, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported, crashing them into other shoppers, dumping merchandise into them and bruising their ankles and shins. Complaints about the kiddie carts went viral.

Target wasted little time in pulling the plug, telling the Star-Tribune it made the decision to stop the pilot “after reviewing guest and stores feedback.”

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