Almost two years ago, Target recalled around 43,000 Circo booster seats because a fault in the seat’s buckle could end up with a child on the floor. But after kids continued to fall down and go boom, Target decided this week to expand that recall by 375,000 seats.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the booster seat’s restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured.
Since the initial recall was completed, Target says it knows of 10 additional reports of the buckles opening unexpectedly, including three reports of bumps and/or bruises on children who slipped out of the seat.
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 at Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009.
If you have one of these seats, CPSC says you should immediately stop it and return it 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.