|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Target Expands Recall of Child Booster Seats Following Additional Reports of Falls
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Circo Child Booster Seats
Units: About 375,000 (This recall was first announced in Aug. 2009)
Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The booster seat’s 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.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: 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
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