Canadian Tire announces booster seat recall

Canadian Tire

TORONTO – More than 87,000 child booster car seats sold at Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC.A) stores are being recalled because they fail to meet safety regulations.

The retailer says four models of booster seats made by Transtek Trading Co. Ltd. and sold under the brand names Kukuxumusu and Apramo are being recalled.

The Kukuxumusu units have a manufacture date between February 2013 and September 2015, while the Apramo seats have a manufacture date between September 2013 and September 2015.

All units were sold at Canadian Tire stores across Canada.

The company says there have been no reports of any injuries associated with the seats.

However, it says the recall is being issued out of “an abundance of caution.”

Allan MacDonald, chief operating officer at Canadian Tires retail, says the company regularly tests all of its products to ensure they meet or exceed quality and safety standards.

“Because of the regular testing program that we conduct along with Transport Canada, we recently determined that booster seats that once met safety requirements no longer meet regulations,” he said.

Customers who have purchased the recalled products can return them to any Canadian Tire store for a refund.

A posting on the Transport Canada website says 87,230 units are affected.