Target Recalls 375,000 Child Booster Seats Due to Fall Hazard

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

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.


  1. I think we can be calm here and put things in perspective. That’s 10 reports out of 375,000 sold. If you triple the 10 (for unreported incidents) to 30 that is still a failure rate of .00008% That is also assuming that the parents involved in this incident actually used the clip correctly.

    just my 2 cents as a rational parent.

  2. I have the same one in pink also and can not find any information out if it recalled. My little girl has it at her grandparants house and now I am worried something will happen when they are babysitting her.

  3. I am slightly concerned. I have a pink one that looks EXACTLY like this, but this recall says the chairs are only blue with green trim. Why only the blue ones?!


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