The ‘home improvement’ costume has been dubbed the “integrity costume” and has sparked widespread outrage on social media, after it was sold online as being “safe”.
The costume features a series of buttons and ribbons that allow you to access a remote control and is designed to act as a makeshift home alarm system.
It was launched as a limited edition product by US online retailer Target and will be available to buy online from November 1.
The “integration” version of the costume includes a microphone and speaker to allow you access to a remote controlled home alarm and the ability to adjust the temperature of the device.
However, the costume does not allow you full control of the temperature.
In reality, it only has access to an LED light and a small amount of heat.
When it comes to controlling the temperature, the whole thing is controlled by a simple motion controller, with the user being able to control the LED on their wrist.
Target has confirmed that the costume is safe to wear, with one customer telling the website “this is the first time I’ve seen something like this”.
A spokesperson from Target told the ABC the costume was only intended to be “the light and noise of a remote home control”.
“We are taking a holistic approach to all of our products, including the integrity costume, which we’re rolling out in the coming weeks,” the spokesperson said.
“We have a range of products that are designed to be able to offer consumers an overall solution, and these are designed with safety in mind.”
We encourage consumers to explore all our products with the aim of being safe, secure and comfortable.
“Target’s statement said that the “home improvement” costume will “provide a safe and secure environment in which you can live your life”.
Target told the Associated Press that it had “taken immediate steps to address the issue” and the costume had been removed from its website.
Last week, Target removed a Halloween-themed Halloween costume from its shelves.
Customers were not informed of the safety issue, and the company’s social media team had said they would “continue to work closely with retailers to ensure they are taking these steps to ensure their safety and security”.
This isn’t the first Halloween costume controversy to hit Target.
In April, shoppers in the US city of Louisville, Kentucky, reported finding a Halloween costume with a button that turned it on and off.
Another Halloween costume in Louisville, where Target has a store, was also taken down on Halloween after an online outcry.
This is not the first controversy surrounding Halloween costumes.
In 2016, a customer at a store in San Diego was reportedly asked to remove a Halloween mask before the costume sold.
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