Recall: Circo Booster Seats Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target, today announced a voluntary recall of about 43,000 Circo Booster Seats due to fall hazard.  The booster seat restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured. 

Target has received eight reports of the booster seat buckles opening unexpectedly, including three reports of bruises. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

This recall involves Circo booster seats with manufacture date codes XJ0811, XJ0812, XJ0901, and XJ0902. The plastic booster seat is blue with green trim and has white straps. The manufacture date code is printed on the backside of the seat next to the consumer warning information. “Circo” can be found on a label located in the front of the seat.

These seats were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through June 2009 for about $13. Consumers should immediately stop using the booster seat and return the item to the nearest Target store to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.target.com

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Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina where she is having a blast designing and decorating her new home.

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