June 15, 2011: Target Expands Recall of Child Booster Seats
About 375,000 booster seats have been recalled after additional reports of falls.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has recalled about 375,000 Circo child booster seats (43,000 additional booster seats were recalled in August 2009). The booster seat’s restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured.
Target has received 10 additional reports of booster seat buckles opening unexpectedly, including three reports of bumps and/or bruises when a child fell forward out of the booster seat, hitting an object or the floor.
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The expanded recall involves all Circo booster seats, including those sold as early as 2005. The plastic booster seats are blue with green trim and a white plastic restraint buckle. They attach to an adult chair to boost a child to a table. “Circo” and “booster seat” can be found on a green label located in the front of the booster seat. The booster seats sold at Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $13.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled booster seats and return them to any Target store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 AM and 6 PM CST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.target.com.
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