|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2009
Release # 09-302
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
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 Booster Seats
Units: About 43,000
Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The booster seat restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair and be injured.
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received eight reports of the booster seat buckles opening unexpectedly, including three reports of bruises.
Description: This recall involves Circo booster seats with manufacture date codes XJ0811, XJ0812, XJ0901, and XJ0902. The plastic booster seat is blue with green trim and has white straps. The manufacture date code is printed on the backside of the seat next to the consumer warning information. "Circo" can be found on a label located in the front of the seat.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through June 2009 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the booster seat and return the item to the nearest Target store to receive 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 Web site at www.target.com