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Consumer Confidential: Wednesday night's alright for shopping; booster seat recall

June 15, 2011 |  9:59 am

Marketpic Here's your I'm-a-girl-watcher Wednesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web:

--When's the best day to hit the supermarket? Wednesday. At least that's what says. The website observes that supermarkets tend to reduce prices in the middle of the week on items that are expiring soon. It found this to be true in stores located in Arizona, California, Colorado and other Western states, and in grocery stores throughout San Francisco. supported this conclusion, saying Wednesday is a hot day to buy groceries. The site also recommends shopping in the evening, or a couple of hours prior to closing, when perishables are typically reduced for quick sale.

--Heads up: Target is expanding its recall of Circo child booster seats due to additional reports of falls involving children. In some booster seats, the belt buckle opens unexpectedly, allowing a child to fall from the chair, the retailer says. Target has received 10 additional reports of booster seat buckles opening, including three reports of bumps and bruises when a child toppled out and hit an object or the floor. The seats, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Target stores nationwide from January 2005 to June 2009. The recall involves about 375,000 seats, including the 43,000 recalled in August 2009. They can be returned to any Target outlet for a full refund.

-- David Lazarus

Photo: For the best deals, hit the supermarket on a Wednesday, two websites say. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times