Target Recalls 375,000 Circo Child Booster Seats Due To Fall Hazards
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target today announced a voluntary recall of 375,000 Circo Child Booster Seats as the restraint buckle on the seat can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured. So far, 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.
This is the second time this product has been recalled as 43,000 additional boosters were recalled in August 2009.
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 seats were sold exclusively through Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $13. If you own one of these boosters it is recommended that you stop using it immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.