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Target Recalls Almost 500,000 Wooden Toy Vehicles Over Potential Choking Hazard

Target Recalls Almost 500,000 Wooden Toy Vehicles Over Potential Choking Hazard

Target is issuing a voluntary recall surrounding a choking risk associated with a specific brand of wooden toy cars.

A release published on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission‘s website reports that as of April 18, the retail giant is offering refunds on Bullseye’s Playground wooden toy vehicles, which Target sold in stores and on their website between October and November 2018.

The notice explains that although there have been no reports of injuries thus far, four cases have come in stating that the toys’ wheels became detached or were missing a wheel when opened, thus posing the potential choking hazard.

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Sold individually for around $1 per vehicle or $8 for the pack of eight, the toys included Santa in a sleigh, a taxi, a caboose, a police car and a firetruck.

“Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return the toys to any Target Store for a full refund,” the CPSC’s website advised.

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The full list of recalled items — along with their item numbers, DPCIs (model numbers) and UPCs — is below:

Caboose — Item #89304; DPCI 234-18-0100; UPC 765940893043 Santa in Sleigh — Item #89297; DPCI 234-18-0100; UPC 765940892978 Ice Cream Truck/Food Truck — Item #89298; DPCI 234-18-0100; UPC 765940892985 Train — Item #89301; DPCI 234-18-0100; UPC 765940893012 Police Car — Item #89303; DPCI 234-18-0100; UPC 765940893036 Firetruck — Item #89302; DPCI 234-18-0100; UPC 765940893029 Taxi — Item #89300; DPCI 234-18-0100; UPC 765940893005 Digger — Item #89299; DPCI 234-18-0100; UPC 765940892992 Toy Vehicles 8-Pack Assortment — Item # N/A; DPCI 234-20-0189; UPC 765940893159

The CPSC urges consumers with these toys to either call Target at (800) 440-0680 or click “Recalls” at the bottom of the target.

Read more: https://people.com/parents/target-recalls-bullseye-playground-wooden-toys-choking-hazard/

Adele's Husband Simon Konecki 'Always Seemed to Do His Own Thing' Before Split, Says Source

Adele's Husband Simon Konecki 'Always Seemed to Do His Own Thing' Before Split, Says Source

In the case of Adele and husband Simon Konecki, it appears that absence doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder.

The “Hello” singer (born Adele Adkins) and Konecki, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, announced their split on Friday after nearly seven years together. In the years prior, the couple “always seemed like they didn’t have very much family time together,” an insider tells PEOPLE.

“Adele and Simon’s relationship never seemed traditional,” the insider continues. “Throughout their relationship when Adele was in Los Angeles, weeks would sometimes go by before they were spotted together. Simon always seemed to do his own thing while Adele was spending time with Angelo in L.A.”

Though the pair and their son — whom they welcomed on Oct. 19, 2012 — were seldom spotted on public outings together, the insider says that “Adele always seemed very happy” in the rare instances that they were.

The star, 30, slowed down her career following her latest tour in 2016. But even when her schedule was at its most packed, Angelo, now 6, remained her top priority.

While doing school runs, the singer is “unrecognizable,” the insider says. “She takes him to the park or on a hike and to birthday parties for his friends. It’s clear that she tries to create a happy and normal childhood for Angelo.”

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Another source adds that “it was very important to Adele that Angelo had somewhat of a normal life.”

“Her schedule seemed crazy, but you could tell her number one focus was her son,” the source says. “Most days, she dropped him off at preschool or camp. Very rarely, an assistant did the drop-offs instead.”

The source says that Konecki, 45, on the other hand, “wasn’t very involved at the school.”

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Last Friday, Adele‘s publicist confirmed she and Konecki had split following weeks of rumors after the star was photographed recently without her wedding ring.

“Adele and her partner have separated,” the singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh said in a statement to the 

Read more: https://people.com/music/adele-husband-simon-konecki-split-time-apart/

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Show Off Their Love on Avengers: Endgame Red Carpet

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Show Off Their Love on Avengers: Endgame Red Carpet

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost appeared stronger than ever at Monday’s Avengers: Endgame premiere in Los Angeles.

The Marvel hero, 34, and the Saturday Night Live co-host and writer, 36, cozied up to each other on the red carpet, smiling at each other and posing for pictures, with Johansson stunning onlookers with a silver strapless dress. Jost, meanwhile, rocked a black tuxedo for the outing.

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Along with almost the entire Avengers cast, additional attendees at the star-studded carpet included Katherine Schwarzenegger, (who attended with fiancé Chris Pratt), and married couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.

Johansson and Jost first made their public debut as a couple in November 2017, and they heaped on the PDA together in an SNL appearance the following month. Since then, they have met each other’s families and spent time with the actress’s 4-year-old daughter Rose (from her marriage to Romain Dauriac) at Disneyland in California in March.

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Although the couple has not yet reached an engagement, the possibility looms, as a source told PEOPLE last month, “There is marriage talk with Colin.”

“Scarlett and Colin are in love and share many of the same interests and the same sense of humor,” the insider said. “Scarlett is very happy.”

Johansson was previously married to Ryan Reynolds and journalist Romain Dauriac.

Avengers: Endgame opens Friday.

Read more: https://people.com/movies/scarlett-johansson-colin-jost-show-off-the-love-avengers-endgame-premiere/

Texas Couple Held Girl as Slave for 16 Years, Called Her 'Dog' and 'Worthless'

Texas Couple Held Girl as Slave for 16 Years, Called Her 'Dog' and 'Worthless'

A Texas couple who held a young girl from West Africa as a slave for 16 years were each sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison, PEOPLE confirms.

A press release from federal prosecutors states Toure and Cros-Toure must pay $288,620.24 in restitution to their victim, who managed to escape in 2016.

A federal jury convicted the defendants of forced labor, conspiracy to commit alien harboring, and alien harboring on January 11 following a four-day trial.

Now, as a consequence of their convictions, both defendants, who are citizens of Guinea and lawful permanent residents of the United States, may lose their U.S. immigration status and be deported after they complete their sentences.

“I hope that today’s sentence brings some measure of justice and healing to the victim, who suffered untold trauma as a result of the defendants’ heinous crimes,” said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband.

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“The defendants stole her childhood and her labor for years, enriching themselves while leaving her with pain and an uncertain future,” Dreiband continued. “I am very grateful to all who supported, and continue to support, the victim as she attempts to rebuild her life. The Department of Justice will continue to investigate and vigorously prosecute human traffickers and vindicate the rights of their victims.”

The couple was first arrested a year ago on charges of forced labor of a domestic servant.

The girl, according to prosecutors, was five when the couple allegedly arranged for her to leave her village in the West African country of Guinea in 2000.

The couple has close ties to the government of Guinea, as Toure is the son of the country’s former president, Ahmed Sekou Toure. The statement also described Cros-Toure as the member of a “wealthy and powerful” Guinean family.

“Once in the United States, the defendants forced the victim to cook, clean, and take care of their biological children, some of whom were close in age to the victim, without pay for the next 16 years,” the statement says.

Prosecutors presented further evidence at trial to support the victim’s claims the defendants were physically, emotionally, and verbally abusive

Read more: https://people.com/crime/texas-couple-held-girl-slave-for-16-years-called-her-dog-worthless/

Natalie Portman Has Avengers Fans Guessing After Making Surprise Appearance at Endgame Premiere

Natalie Portman Has Avengers Fans Guessing After Making Surprise Appearance at Endgame Premiere

Is Dr. Jane Foster back?

After appearing in the first two Thor movies, Oscar winner Natalie Portman bowed out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and didn’t return as Chris Hemsworth’s love interest for 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. But the actress sent Marvel fans into a frenzy on Monday when she mysteriously showed up to the Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Endgame.

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Portman, 37, last appeared in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, which makes her showing up to the Endgame carpet a little suspicious — and fans immediately picked up on it.

“Natalie Portman is at the #AvengersEndgame premiere!? Please tell me they bring Dr. Jane Foster back,” one Twitter user wrote.

Natalie Portman arriving #AvengersEndgame premiere like pic.twitter.com/hPe0zHZKME

— Yasna 🍩 (@ycavieres) April 23, 2019

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Natalie Portman at the #Avengers premiere: pic.twitter.com/ZNoFj8uX1h

— Chloe (@ruinedpancakes) April 23, 2019

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Natalie Portman’s at the premier…I’m sure this is a reach but….is it possible that Jane Foster might be in the movie?!?!

— Allannia 🌻 (@allanniaveliz) April 23, 2019

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Natalie Portman showing up to the Avengers Endgame premiere… yeah I had to STAN that one

— jon (@prasejeebus) April 23, 2019

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But while most were freaking out about her possibly being in the movie, another fan theorized that she would be the key to ending it all.

“natalie portman omg jane is going to defeat thanos,” the fan wrote, jokingly speculating that Portman’s character would be the one to kill bad guy Thanos (Josh Brolin).

natalie portman omg jane is going to defeat thanos

— ringo starr stan account Read more: https://people.com/movies/avengers-endgame-natalie-portman-attends-premiere/

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