Target Expands Recall of Child Booster Seats Following Additional Reports of Falls
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target, today announced a voluntary recall of about 375,000 Circo Child Booster Seats due to fall hazard. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The 375,000 (43,000 additional booster seats were recalled in August 2009) Circo booster seats are recalled because the restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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 Circo Booster Seats were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $13.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled booster seats and return them to any Target store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: 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 website at www.Target.com