Target Expands Booster Seat Recall

A large recall of <"">defective booster seats has just been implemented, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

This recall involves about 375,000 Circo Child Booster Seats; 43,000 additional booster seats were recalled in August 2009. That recall notice can be accessed here.

The recalled Circo Child Booster seats were manufactured in China; imported by Target, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and sold at Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $13.

The booster seat’s restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured. To date, 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 and hit either an object or the floor.

This 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. The defective booster seats 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 CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled booster seats and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Target can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.440.0680 between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at

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