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Target expands booster seat recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target have expanded a voluntary recall of Circo Child Booster Seats.

About 375,000 booster seats are involved. An additional 43,000 booster seats were recalled in August 2009, the announcement said at www.cpsc.gov.

It said the restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair. Target has reported that it received 10 additional reports of booster seat buckles opening this way, including three reports of bumps of bruises when a child fell forward out of the seat, hitting an object or the floor.

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.

They were old exclusively at Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $13.

Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled booster seats immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

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