Archived Child Restraint Recall Announcements and Notices: 2001–2011

Updated: April 7, 2014

Date of Release/Posting Manufacturer Model
February 14, 2011 Dorel ( Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st) Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Enspira, Priori, Prospect, Vantage; Mico and OnBoard
November 1, 2010 Britax Chaperone
October 15, 2010 Evenflo Maestro
July 28, 2010 Cybex (Regal Lager) Solution X-fix
February 5 , 2010 Dorel (Maxi-Cosi) Mico
January 18, 2010 Dorel (Cosco & Eddie Bauer) Hi Back and Touriva
January 18, 2010 Dorel (Cosco & Eddie Bauer) Alpha/Omega, Hi Back, and Touriva
December 22, 2009 Dorel (Cosco, Disney, Eddie Bauer, & Safety 1st) Infant Car Seats
November 20, 2009 Evenflo First Choice
October 29, 2009 Mia Moda Viva and Viva Supreme
July 26, 2009 Maxi-Cosi (Dorel) Mico Infant Seats
May 21, 2009 TriplePlay Sit'n'Stroll
April, 2009 Recaro Como and Signo
April 24, 2009 Team-Tex Babyride
March 4, 2009 Recaro Signo
January 9, 2009 Peg Perego USA Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30
December 12, 2008 Britax Frontier
December 9, 2008 Evenflo ComfortSport
July 10, 2008 Baby Trend Rigid Latch-Loc
June 3, 2008 Chicco Key Fit, Key Fit 30, and Cortina Travel Systems
April 2, 2008 Evenflo Discovery
March 14, 2008 Graco CarGo
March 3, 2008 Combi USA Centre and Shuttle
February 25, 2008 Recaro Como and Signo
February 1, 2008 Evenflo Discovery
January 30, 2008 Team-Tex Babyride
January, 2008 Graco ComfortSport
December 21, 2007 Cosco Touriva and Regal Ride
November, 2007 Recaro Como
November 20, 2007 Graco SnugRide
November 16, 2007 Mia Moda Viva
November 1, 2007 Britax Companion
October 19, 2007 Britax Marathon
October 4, 2007 Evenflo Triumph Foam Liner
August 30, 2007 Dorel Cosco, Eddie Bauer, and Safety 1st
August 23, 2007 Graco ComfortSport
August 17, 2007 Britax Decathlon
July 9 , 2007 Britax Regent
May 10 , 2007 Evenflo Embrace
March 9, 2007 Britax Regent Classic
February 11, 2007 Compass Baby Infant Car Seat I420
November 21, 2006 Dorel Comfort Infant Seat
November 13, 2006 Britax Boulevard
September 9, 2006 Britax Companion
November 2, 2005 Evenflo Tribute
July 8, 2005 Combi USA Avatar (NHTSA Recall Release)
May 2, 2005 Combi USA Avatar (Combi Safety Campaign Release)
June 24, 2005 Britax Super Elite
May 18, 2005 Dorel Cosco, Eddie Bauer, and Safety 1st Designer 22
January 31, 2005 Cosco/Dorel DreamRide
January 19, 2005 Mercedes-Benz USA Sicartex Kiddy TopSafe
August 09, 2004 Britax Husky, Marathon, Snug Seat Traveller Plus, Wizard
January 16, 2004 Britax Husky
December 08, 2003 Cosco High Rise Booster Seats
November 14, 2003 Dorel Cosco Alpha Omega and Eddie Bauer 3-In-1
November 10, 2003 Safeline Kids Sit'n'Stroll
October 3, 2003 Britax Super Elite
August 13, 2003 Graco SnugRide
June 30, 2003 Evenflo Cozy Carry
June 25, 2003 Cosco Arriva and Turnabout
March 12, 2003 Graco SnugRide
February 21, 2003 Snug Seat Gorilla / Spelcast Tether anchor Kits
May 21, 2002 Dorel Beatrix Potter/Safety 1st Designer 22
May 3, 2002 XSCi Pioneered Airbag Compatible Infant Seats (ACIS)
March 26, 2002 Peg Perego USA Primo Viaggo infant car seat
March 22, 2002 Evenflo Triumph
March 19, 2002 Graco SnugRide
January 17, 2002 Safeline Kids Safeline Sit'n'Stroll
November, 2001 Britax Advantage
October 17, 2001 Safeline Kids Safeline Sit'n'Stroll
June 26, 2001 Peg Perego USA Primo Viaggo infant car seat
June 18, 2001 Century Car Seat Recall Announced by Century Products
May 1 , 2001 Evenflo Joyride

You can view the most recent recall announcements and notices.


Dorel Juvenile Group

Production Dates: May 1, 2008 - April 30, 2009

Defect: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling certain infant, convertible, and booster child restraint systems which were sold both as stand alone seats or part of a travel system (with stroller). Child restraint systems included in this recall are convertible child restraints Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Enspira, Priori, Prospect, and Vantage; infant child restraints Mico and Onboard. Affected units begin with model numbers:

22077, 22078, 22148, 22149, 22150, 22152, 22154, 22155, 22158, 22159, 22172, 22177, 22178, 22185, 22188, 22195, 22356, 22371, 22372, 22412, 22439, 22452, 22453, 22456, 22458, 22459, 22462, 22465, 22469, 22476, 22486, 22546, 22547, 22553, 22554, 22561, 22564, 22567, 22574, 22580, 22657, 22740, 22741, 22755, 22758, 22759, 22790, 22799, 22880, 22560, 22346, 17439, 22449, 22475, AND IC072,

The harness locking and release button does not always return to its locked position. A button that is not in the locked position can allow the harness adjustment strap to slip back through the adjuster as a child moves around in the seat and results in a loose harness.

Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the child may not be adequately protected and is at an increased risk for injury.

Corrective Action: Registered owners will receive a free remedy kit consisting of a small tube of non-toxic, food-grade lubricant to be applied to the center front adjuster (CFA) to prevent sticking and allow it to properly engage the CFA strap. Instruction on how to apply the lubricant will be provided, along with a label to indicate that the repair has been completed. Non-registered owners should contact DJG at 1-866-623-3139 or by email at harnessadjustment@djgusa.com. Consumers will need the entire model number on the child restraint when contacting the manufacturer.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

NHTSA No.: 11C001000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

Dorel

Safety Notices

2/14/2011

Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st Child Restraint System Center Front Adjuster Recall

Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG), in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st child restraint systems.

Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is issuing a safety recall for certain Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st brand child restraints manufactured from May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009. There is a potential for the harness adjustment strap to loosen during use. If this were to occur, the harness may be loose around the child, possibly increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

The models affected are manufactured from May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009 and include Convertible child restraints Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Enspira, Priori, Prospect, and Vantage; Infant child restraints Mico and OnBoard. The affected models are below:

Child Restraint Model #

Model Name

Child Restraint Model #

Model Name

22880BYT

ADJ BOOSTER

22758VND

DELUXE 3-N-1

22880CGT

ADJ BOOSTER

22759MTT

DELUXE 3-N-1

22880KGSA

ADJ BOOSTER

22790CGT

DELUXE 3-N-1

22880MTT

ADJ BOOSTER

22790SNW

DELUXE 3-N-1

22880MTTA

ADJ BOOSTER

22790WPR

DELUXE 3-N-1

22880SON

ADJ BOOSTER

22799MER

DELUXE 3-N-1

22880SONA

ADJ BOOSTER

22452RBYE

ENSPIRA

22880SNW

ADJ HIGHBACK

22453BCT

ENSPIRA

22462BLN

ALPHA LUXE

22453FSM

ENSPIRA

22150BNS

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22458FTM

ENSPIRA

22152BVL

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22458NYC

ENSPIRA

22152CMN

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22740HPN

ENSPIRA

22152RGS

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22741ATI

ENSPIRA

22159SGT

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22741BWD

ENSPIRA

22172BKE

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22741GRT

ENSPIRA

22172MRT

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22741WNW

ENSPIRA

22172OKW

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22371CIP

MICO

22172PHO

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22371CTR

MICO

22172SVT

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22371FSB

MICO

22177SNP

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22371LYP

MICO

22178SCT

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22371MJR

MICO

22178STL

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22371PHT

MICO

22178VSS

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22371RFR

MICO

22185BVL

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22371TRL

MICO

22188BVL

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22372TTH

MICO

22412MOM

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22077FSM

OnBoard

22459MTG

ALPHA OMEGA ALL -N-1

22078DMS

OnBoard

22148RDH

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22356NTR

OnBoard

22149PAL

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22356PRO

OnBoard

22154HTR

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22356TRI

OnBoard

22155BDF

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22476CIP

PRIORI

22155HMR

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22476CTR

PRIORI

22155NSHE

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22476FSB

PRIORI

22155OTC

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22476GIP

PRIORI

22155TRP

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22476ISP

PRIORI

22158BLL

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22476NOW

PRIORI

22158GRS

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22476NRF

PRIORI

22158SPA

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22476PHT

PRIORI

22195SVS

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22476PMK

PRIORI

22456BVL

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22476PNG

PRIORI

22456CAB

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22486CRI

PRIORI

22456CAO

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22486GIP

PRIORI

22456CSR

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22486TTH

PRIORI

22456LMT

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22580BYR

PROSPECT

22456MIL

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22346VAL

SureFit

22456MRR

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22657FRK

SureFit

22456NTM

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22657MTT

SureFit

22456NTR

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22657PST

SureFit

22456PRO

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22657SNW

SureFit

22456SCY

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22657SON

SureFit

22456SUZ

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22657VND

SureFit

22456TRI

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

IC-072 SON

SureFit

22456TTN

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22567GRH

SURVEYOR VANTAGE

22465BMT

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22574PCR

SURVEYOR VANTAGE

22469BSE

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22475BVL

UPTOWN

22469BSEC

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE

22546BSE

VANTAGE

17-439 HTP

AVENUE

22547CHA

VANTAGE

17-439 ABY

AVENUE

22560FSM

VANTAGE

22439ABY

AVENUE

22553BVL

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22439HTP

AVENUE

22554PCR

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22439OKP

AVENUE

22554RCR

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22439VNS

AVENUE

22561WAL

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22449GES

AVENUE

22564ARZ

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22755BLD

DELUXE 3-N-1

22564MIL

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22758BYT

DELUXE 3-N-1

22564NTR

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22758CMP

DELUXE 3-N-1

22564OKW

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22758FRK

DELUXE 3-N-1

22564PHO

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22758HDS

DELUXE 3-N-1

22564PRO

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22758HID

DELUXE 3-N-1

22564TRI

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22758KGS

DELUXE 3-N-1

22564VLC

VANTAGE HIGHBACK

22758PST

DELUXE 3-N-1

 

 

22758SNW

DELUXE 3-N-1

 

 

22758SON

DELUXE 3-N-1

 

 

Dorel Juvenile Group will contact all registered owners and provide them with information on how to obtain a free repair kit. Consumers may visit http://www.djgusa.com/usa/eng/Safety-Notices to see if their child restraint is affected by this recall. Until consumers receive the free repair kit they can continue to use their current car seat as directed by the instruction manual. Please be sure to adjust the harness adjustment strap snugly each time you put your child in the child restraint as described in the instruction manual. Consumers who have not registered their car seat should visit the DJG website at www.djgusa.com/usa/eng/Safety-Notices to verify if their model is included in this recall. The affected seats should not be returned to the retailer. Consumers with further questions may e-mail the company at consumer@djgusa.com or call our toll-free number, 1-866-623-3139, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

Source: Dorel Website


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Britax Chaperone

Make: Britax Chaperone

Defect: Britax is recalling certain Britax Chaperone infant car seats (model numbers E9L69N9, E9L69P2, E9L69P3, and E9L69P5) manufactured from April, 2009 through May, 2010. The chest clip which positions the harness straps across the infant's shoulders may break when the chest clip is engaged as the infant is secured into the infant car seat.

Consequence: The sharp edges of the broken chest clip could create a risk of a skin laceration and the fractured components of the chest clip may present a small parts/choking hazard.

Corrective Action: Britax will mail to consumers notice and remedy kits that contain a replacement chest clip and instruction sheet. The safety campaign is expected to begin on or about November 11, 2010. Owners may contact Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA No.: 10C006000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

Britax

The Chest Clip supplied with the Chaperone Infant Car Seat was incorrectly produced by the manufacturer which resulted in a more brittle chest clip than was intended. As a result, the chest clip which positions the harness straps across the infant's shoulders may break when the chest clip is engaged as the infant is secured into the infant car seat. The sharp edges of the broken chest clip create a risk of a skin laceration and the fractured components of the chest clip may present a small parts/choking hazard. If your chest clip breaks, remove the broken chest clip from the harness along with any fragments. The Chaperone Infant Car Seat can continue to be used until the replacement chest clip is installed.

What You Should Do

Britax is providing with this notice a remedy kit that contains a replacement chest clip and an instruction sheet. Confirm whether your Chaperone Infant Car Seat is affected by verifying the model number, date of manufacturer as follows:
A. Remove Chaperone Infant Car Seat from base.
B. Turn Infant Car Seat over and locate the white sticker on underside of Car Seat
C. Look for model numbers and manufacturing dates: E9L69N9, E9L69P2, E9L69P3, E9L69P5; Manufactured between April 2009 through May 2010.
D. If your Chaperone Infant Car Set is affected, carefully read and follow the detailed instructions included in the kit.

Contact manufacturer at 888-427-4829 for repair kit.

Source: Britax Website


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EVENFLO / 310 (MAESTRO)

Make: Evenflo Maestro

Defect: Evenflo is recalling certain Maestro Child Restraint Systems with model numbers beginning with 310 and built from November 24, 2009, through April 9, 2010. These seats fail to conform to the structural integrity requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Consequence: In the event of a crash, a crack may form at the front of the seat adjacent to the harness adjuster causing the child not to be adequately restrained, increasing the risk of injury.

Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide owners and care givers a reinforcement plate along with repair instructions free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2010. Owners may contact Evenflo toll-free at 1-800-233-5921

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA No.: 10C005000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

Evenflo

Evenflo is recalling U.S. seats with model numbers that begin with 310 that were built between November 24, 2009 and April 9, 2010. In Canada, the initiative involves seats with a model number that begins with 310 that were built between December 17, 2009 and April 26, 2010. Maestro child restraints built after April 2010 are not affected by this action. Evenflo is proactively initiating this action to address an issue first observed at an independent test laboratory in late September.

The seat should not be used with children weighing under 40 pounds without the repair bracket. Children who weigh more than 40 pounds can continue to use the seat as a belt-positioning booster until the remedy kit arrives.

In the U.S., affected Maestro model numbers are 3101198, 3101980, 31011048, 31011049, and 31011059. In Canada, the affected model number is 31011057C. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on a white label behind the seat above the highest shoulder belt slot. Other Maestro models are not affected.
The company requests that purchasers of affected Evenflo Maestro seats contact Evenflo for a free reinforcement kit by calling (in the U.S.) 800-233-5921 and (in Canada) 800-265-0749 between 8 am and 5 pm ET.

Source: Evenflo Website


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Cybex (Regal Lager) Solution X-fix High Back Booster Seat

Make: Cybex (distributed by Regal Lager)

Defect: Certain Cybex Solution X-fix model booster seats manufactured during February 2010, were produced using an incorrect warning label. The defect consists of an incorrect warning statement related to securing an unoccupied booster seat. This statement is inconsistent with Cybex recommended practices - always secure an unoccupied booster with the vehicle seat belt. If a caregiver follows the warning as written, there is an increased risk that the unoccupied booster seat could strike a vehicle occupant and cause injury in a severe crash. The incorrect warning statement appears in the owner's manual and on the headrest warning label.

Consequence: In a sharp turn, crash, or sudden stop, an unsecured booster seat can be thrown around and could injure vehicle occupants.

Corrective Action: Regal Lager will notify caregivers and provide a new label to be affixed over the old label and owners will also receive a new owners manual free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about August 10, 2010. Owners may contact Regal Lager toll-free at 1-800-593-5522 between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm EST.

Notes: Regal Lager's recall campaign number Is 2010-01. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

NHTSA No.: 10C003000 [Cybex Safety Recall No.: 2010-01]

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

CYBEX Child Restraint Recall Information

Solution X-fix High Back Booster Seat

Description:
Certain CYBEX Solution X-fix model booster seats manufactured during February 2010, were produced using an incorrect warning label. The defect consists of an incorrect warning statement related to securing an unoccupied booster seat.

Model#
0500200 and 0500760

Corrective Action:
Regal Lager will notify caregivers and provide a new label to be affixed over the old label and owners will also receive a new Owner's Manual free of charge. Owners may contact Regal Lager toll-free at 1-800-593-5522 between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm EST.

Source: Regal Lager Recall Website


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Dorel Juvenile Group

Make: Maxi-Cosi

Defect: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling certain Maxi-Cosi Mico infant child restraint systems, models 22-371 HFL, JUC, LMD, PNG, and ORE; 22-372 TTH; AND Maxi-Cosi Mico infant child restraint system - base only, model 22-515 BLK, produced from February 18, 2008 through June 28, 2008. Interference between the mounting bracket and the base caused by warping of the base or inadequate mating between the shell and the base mounting bracket can result in difficulty attaching or detaching the shell from the base,

Consequence: If the shell is improperly mounted to the base, the child could be injured in the event of a crash.

Corrective Action: DJG will notify all registered owners and will send a remedy kit consisting of two base springs, a hex wrench, and instructions for the base spring replacement. The repair kit is free of charge. The safety campaign is expected to begin on or about February 5, 2010. Owners may contact DJG at 1-877-657-9546.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

NHTSA No.: 10C00100

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing


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Dorel Juvenile Group

Summary: These Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) child restraint systems, manufactured from March 15 to August 1, 2002 with 6 panel Wellington webbing harnesses, fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." the UV stabilizer used in the webbing may not adequately protect it from deterioration by ultraviolet rays.

Models:
Cosco / Hi Back 02442CNG
Cosco / Hi Back 02442DNP
Cosco / Hi Back 02442JUB
Cosco / Hi Back 02443PRI
Cosco / Hi Back 02448BNG
Cosco / Hi Back 02848BNG
Cosco / Hi Back 93443PRI
Cosco / Hi Back 93514FSM
Cosco / Touriva 02514FSM
Cosco / Touriva 02519OXF
Cosco / Touriva 02524AAR
Cosco / Touriva 22100TTD
Cosco / Touriva 93446FSM
Cosco / Touriva 93504BHO

Consequence: If the webbing is exposed to significant amounts of sunlight, it could degrade. If the webbing strength degrades more than allowed by the standard it may not provide sufficient protection to a child in a crash, causing an increased risk of injury to the child.

Remedy: DJG's petition for relief from remedy based on its belief that the noncompliance was inconsequential to motor vehicle safety was denied by NHTSA on January 5, 2010. Accordingly, DJG will conduct a safety recall campaign. It will notify registered owners and provide free replacement kits for the harnesses along with repair instructions. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about February 2, 2010. Owners may call DJG toll-free at 1-866-690-2539.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov

NHTSA No.: 02C053000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing


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Dorel Juvenile Group

Summary: On certain Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) child restraint systems, manufactured from January 1, 2000, through September 30, 2001, the tether webbing fails to conform to the abrasion requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Models:
Cosco / Alpha/Omega 02332
Cosco / Alpha/Omega 02531
Cosco / Alpha/Omega 02533
Cosco / Alpha/Omega 02537
Cosco / Alpha/Omega 02555
Cosco / Hi Back 02409
Cosco / Hi Back 02442
Cosco / Hi Back 02443
Cosco / Hi Back 02445
Cosco / Hi Back 02448
Cosco / Hi Back 02449
Cosco / Hi Back 02450
Cosco / Hi Back 02480
Cosco / Hi Back 02495
Cosco / Touriva 02014
Cosco / Touriva 02015
Cosco / Touriva 02019
Cosco / Touriva 02084
Cosco / Touriva 02094
Cosco / Touriva 02114
Cosco / Touriva 02504
Cosco / Touriva 02514
Cosco / Touriva 02518
Cosco / Touriva 02519
Cosco / Touriva 02524
Cosco / Touriva 02584
Cosco / Touriva 02803
Cosco / Touriva 02806
Cosco / Touriva 02821
Cosco / Touriva 02825
Cosco / Touriva 02935
Cosco / Touriva 93084
Cosco / Touriva 93094
Cosco / Touriva 93514
Eddie Bauer / Hi Back 02849
Eddie Bauer / Hi Back 02880
Eddie Bauer / Touriva 02870
Eddie Bauer / Touriva 02871
Eddie Bauer / Touriva 02875

Consequence: If the webbing is exposed to a significant amount of abrasion, it could degrade. If the webbing degrades more than permitted by the standard, it may not provide sufficient protection to a child in a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the child.

Remedy: DJG's petition for relief from remedy based on its belief that the noncompliance was inconsequential to motor vehicle safety was denied by NHTSA on January 5, 2010. Accordingly, DJG will conduct a safety recall campaign. It will notify registered owners and provide free replacement kits for the tether along with repair instructions. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about February 2, 2010. Owners may call DJG toll-free at 1-866-690-2539.

Notes: Owners may also contact the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

NHTSA No.: 02C026000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing


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Fall Hazard Prompts NHTSA, CPSC and Dorel Juvenile Group to Announce Recall of Infant Car Seat/Carriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Dorel Infant Car Seat/Carriers
Units: About 447,000
Manufacturer: Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind.

Hazard: When used as an infant carrier, the child restraint handle to the seat can loosen and come off, posing a fall hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: Dorel has received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the car seat/carrier resulting in at least three injuries to infants including bumps, bruises and a head injury.

Description: This recall involves Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney branded infant car seat/carriers with the following model numbers and that were manufactured from January 6, 2008 through April 6, 2009. The model number and manufacture date are located on a label on the side of the car seat/carrier. They were sold with Travel Systems. The stroller portion of the travel system is not affected by this recall.

Child Restraint Model # and Product Description

Safety 1st
22-057 DBY Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-085 DWA Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 CLN Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 HRT Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 HRR Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 PTK Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 LPH Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-085 LYN Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 KDL Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322 LXI Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322OLY Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322PRS Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322 MAI Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-325 COB Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-095 RBK Safety 1st Explorer Travel System
22-380 LGA Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System
22-380 MSA Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System
22-627 WAV Safety 1st Vector Travel System
22-325 PAC Safety 1st Vector Travel System

Cosco
22-300 FZN Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 OSF Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 CSF Cosco Spirit Travel System
22-300 JJV Cosco Spirit Travel System
22-300 THD Cosco Spirit Travel System
22-300 TWD Cosco Spirit Travel System

Disney
22-627 AWF Disney Propack Travel System
22-355 LBF Disney Propack Travel System
22-305 NAB Disney Propack Travel System
22-305 PPH Disney Propack Travel System
22-355 PWK Disney Propack Travel System

Eddie Bauer
22-627 CGT Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 FRK Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 SNW Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 WPR Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627KGS Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System
22-655BYTE Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System

Sold at: Department and juvenile product stores nationwide from January 2008 through December 2009 for between $120 and $220.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should not use the handle of the car seat/carrier until the repair kit has been installed. The product can continue to be used as a car seat when properly installed in the vehicle. Contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group at (866) 762-3316 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice.

Source: Dorel Recall Notice


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Evenflo First Choice

Make: Evenflo
Models: 360 (First Choice)
Production Dates: January 16, 2009 - September 29, 2009

Noncompliance: Certain Evenflo First Choice infant child restraint systems, Model 3604098, manufactured between January 16 and September 29, 2009, fail to conform to the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." A label containing important information was left off the seat.

Consequence: A label was inadvertently left off this product that contains certain required information about contacting Evenflo to register the car seat in case of a recall, information about contacting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for recall information, as well as a statement certifying that the car seat complies with the safety standard and is certified for use in aircraft.

Corrective Action: Evenflo will mail the required labels along with placement instructions to registered owners free of charge. The safety campaign is expected to begin during November 2009. Owners may contact Evenflo toll-free at 1-800-233-5921 between 8am and 5pm EST.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

NHTSA No.: 09C009000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

First Choice Infant Car Seat Model 3604098

Attention Evenflo First Choice model 3604098 Infant Car Seat Owners

If you have an Evenflo First Choice, model number 3604098, manufactured between January 16, 2009 and September 29, 2009, contact Evenflo for a free set of labels. Due to a manufacturing error, a small number of First Choice infant car seats were shipped without an informational label applied to the seat. The model number and date of manufacture can be found by turning the seat upside down and examining the white label on the bottom of the seat. Please contact Evenflo at 800-233-5921 for a set of labels. You may continue to use your First Choice until your new labels arrive. The responsibility for this action rests solely with Evenflo, so please do not return the seat to your local retailer or distributor.

Source: Evenflo Recall Notice.


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Mia Moda Viva and Viva Supreme

Make: Mia Moda (manufactured by Lerado Success, Inc.)
Models: Viva, Viva Supreme
Production Dates: - Not available

Defect: Lerado is recalling certain Mia Moda infant child restraints and bases, models Viva and Viva Supreme, Model Nos. 5000 (seat), 5001 (base), 5050 (seat), 5051 (base), 5070 (seat), 5071 (base), 5080 (seat), and 5081 (base). The harness splitter plate located on the rear of the seat has sharp edges which can cut the harness. Also, the base could crack in a crash.

Consequence: In the event of a crash, the child may not be adequately restrained, thereby increasing the risk of injury.

Corrective Action: Lerado will notify registered owners. Parents and caregivers are being advised to stop using the seat. A full refund will be offered. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2009. Owners may contact Lerado at 1-717-735-3788 or toll-free at 1-877-546-8437.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

NHTSA No.: 09C006000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

Mia Moda Recall Notice

To consumers: Immediately stop using the child restraint.
To retailers: Stop selling the product.

Lerado, manufacturer of Mia Moda Viva and Viva Supreme car seats, is recalling the following Mia Moda infant child restraints and bases.

Models Viva and Viva Supreme. Model numbers:
5000 - Seat
5001 - Base
5050 - Seat
5051 - Base
5070 - Seat
5071 - Base
5080 - Seat
5081 - Base

All Viva infant child restraints and bases and all Viva Supreme infant child restraints and bases are affected by this recall. Vivas and Viva Supremes were manufactured from December 2006 through May 2009.

The harness splitter plate located on the rear of the seat has sharp edges which can cut the harness. Also, the base could crack in a crash. In the event of a crash, the child may not be adequately restrained, thereby increasing the risk of injury.

Lerado will notify registered owners and offer a full refund. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2009. Owners may contact Lerado at 1-877-546-8437.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safecar.gov

According to Lerado/Mia Moda, there have been no injuries reported due to these problems and this is a voluntary precaution they are taking.

Source: Mia Moda Recall Notice and Mia Moda Customer Service representatives.


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Dorel Juvenile Group

Make: Maxi-Cosi
Models: 22-371 (Mico), 22-372 (Mico), 22-515 (Mico)
Production Dates: July 1, 2007 - February 17, 2008

Defect: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling certain Maxi-Cosi Mico Infant Child Restraint Systems, Models 22-371 and 22-372, and Maxi-cosi Mico Infant Child Restraint System - base only, model 22-515, produced from July 2007 through February 17, 2008. Interference between the mounting bracket and the base caused by warping of the base or inadequate mating between the shell and the base mounting bracket can result in difficulty attaching or detaching the shell from the base.

Consequence: If the shell is improperly mounted to the base, the child could be injured in the event of a crash.

Corrective Action: DJG will notify all registered owners and will send a new Mico base to owners of the affected seats free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about July 24, 2009. Owners may contact DJG AT 1-877-657-9546.

NHTSA No.: 09C005000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

Consumer Advisory: Dorel Recalls 28,350 Maxi-Cosi Mico Infant Seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is alerting consumers of a recall involving certain Dorel Juvenile Group's Maxi-Cosi Mico infant child restraints.

Dorel is recalling the child restraints because of attachment difficulties between the infant carrier and the base. If the carrier is improperly mounted to the base, the child could be injured in the event of a crash. The affected models include the Maxi-Cosi Mico infant child restraint systems, Models 22-371 and 22-372, and Maxi-Cosi Mico infant child restraint system - base only, Model 22-515, produced from July 2007 through February 17, 2008.

Dorel will replace the Mico base free of charge. For more information, owners may contact the company's customer service department at 1-877-657-9546 or http://www.djgusa.com/

In addition, parents and caregivers are urged to sign up with NHTSA to automatically receive updates about child seat recalls via email. The agency's research shows that fewer than half of all affected consumers respond to child seat recalls.

Consumers may sign-up for recall notifications from the federal government by visiting www.safercar.gov and clicking on the "e-mail" or "RSS" option to register. Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign may call NHTSA's toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153).

Click here to see if your Mico Infant Car Seat is affected by this recall.
http://safetynotice.djgusa.com/mico/inspection.php

Click here to watch the Mico Infant Car Seat Ease of Use Installation Video.
http://safetynotice.djgusa.com/mico/video.php

Source: Maxi-Cosi Safety Notices


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TriplePlay Products

Make: Sit'n'Stroll
Models: 4002
Production Dates: May 5, 2008

Defect: Triple Play Products, LLC is recalling certain Sit'n'Stroll child restraint systems, Model 4002, manufactured on May 5, 2008. The webbing used in the center adjuster for the harness fails to comply with the initial breaking strength requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Consequence: In the event of a crash, the child may not be properly restrained, possibly resulting in injury to the child.

Remedy: Triple Play will notify owners and provide a free repair kit along with instructions to replace the center adjuster webbing. The safety recall is expected to begin during May/June 2009. Owners may contact Triple Play consumer information line toll-free at 1-800-829-1625.

NHTSA No.: 09C004000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing


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Recaro - April 2009 Amendment

The date range listed below is an expansion of the initial 02/01/08 - 09/30/08 date range for this recall. In addition, the recall was expanded to include Como as well as Signo models listed in the initial notice.

Make: Recaro
Models: Como and Signo
Production Dates: November 1, 2007 - February 16, 2009

Defect: Recaro North America, Inc. is recalling certain Signo and Como child restraint systems manufactured from November 1, 2007 to February 16, 2009. A mechanical spring, located inside the locking cam, was manufactured outside the dimensional requirements. The central front adjuster strap on those seats containing the incorrectly manufactured spring will slip within the metal adjuster (a-lock) and this prevents the harness from being securely tightened.

Consequence: If this condition existed and a vehicle crash occurred, the child would not be properly secured in their child restraint system and may sustain injury.

Corrective Action: Recaro will notify owners and replace any defective child restraint system free of charge. The recall began on March 12, 2009. Owners can contact Recaro customer service toll-free at 1-888-473-2290.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TYY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

NHTSA No.: 09C002000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing


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Team-Tex

Manufacturer: Team-Tex America, Inc
Model or Model No.: Babyride / 374199
Production Dates: Dec 18, 2008 - Dec 18, 2008

Potential Number of Units Affected: 200

Summary: Team-Tex America, Inc. is recalling certain Babyride infant child restraint systems, Model 374199, manufactured on December 18, 2008. The belt routing label with the "horizontal reference line" is incorrectly placed on the child restraint system which fails to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraints Systems."

Consequence: Improperly routed belts could result in injury to the child in the event of a crash.

Remedy: Team-Tex will notify owners and mail labels along with instructions for proper placement of the label. The safety recall is expected to begin during April 2009. Owners may contact Team-Tex at 1-877-912-1313.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TYY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

NHTSA No.: 09C003000

Source: Search NHTSA Child Restraint Recalls


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Recaro

Make: Recaro
Models: Signo
Production Dates: February 1, 2008 - September 30, 2008

Defect: Recaro North America, Inc. is recalling 5,444 Signo child restraint assemblies manufactured from February to September 2008. The central front adjuster strap on some seats may slip within the metal adjuster (a lock) that controls tightness of the harness and may prevent the harness from being properly tightened.

Consequence: If this condition existed and a vehicle crash occurred, the child would not be properly secured in their child restraint system and may sustain injury.

Corrective Action: Recaro will notify owners and replace any defective child restraint system free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2009. Owners can contact Recaro customer service toll-free at 1-888-473-2290.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TYY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

NHTSA No.: 09C002000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing


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Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 Safety Campaign

Replacement part available for Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30
12-22-2008

Peg Perego has taken this voluntary action because mold flash may exist on the car seat restraint harness adjuster covers manufactured between July 2007 and March 2008. (Mold flash is a situation where excess plastic leaks from the mold and creates an unintended edge on the component.) Peg Perego has received 91 complaints of cuts, scratches or abrasions on the feet or legs of bare-footed infants. In the reported incidents, the children were not seriously injured.

Although this part passed the Sharp Edge Test as mandated under federal safety testing procedures, the mold has been redesigned to eliminate the problem on subsequent production.

A new adjuster cover has been sent to all customers whose registered Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seats fall within the July 2007-March 2008 manufacturing window. To ensure no one is missed, Peg Perego will send a new adjuster cover free of charge to any customer who requests one by calling Peg Perego toll-free at 1-800-671-1701.

Child safety and comfort is Peg Perego's top priority. To ensure that it remains as such, Peg Perego is providing an Online Associate to facilitate customer interaction on the web. It is Peg Perego's goal to effectively and proactively communicate with the public through this medium.

Source: Peg Perego USA www.pegperego.com

PEG PEREGO USA, INC.

Make: Peg Perego
Models: Primo Viaggo SIP 30/30
Production Dates: July 1, 2007 - March 14, 2008

Safety Improvement: The plastic adjustment cover on certain Peg Perego Primo Viaggo SIP 30/30 infant child restraint systems manufactured between July 1, 2007 and March 14, 2008, could have an exposed mold flash with a sharp edge. The model numbers of the affected seats are Peg Perego IMUN00US32MD41KN41, IMUN00US35CR13BU13, IMUN00US35CR13PL46, IMUN00US35CR24BU24, IMUN00US35TL49KN53, IMUN00US35TL53KN46, IMUN00US61ST13IC53, IMUN00US61ST34IC53, AND IMUN00US61ST48IC53.

Consequence: The sharp edge of the flash could cause cuts, scratches, or abrasions on the feet or legs of bare-footed infants.

Corrective Action: Peg Perego will notify registered owners and provide a free repair kit. This safety campaign began during April 2008. Owners may contact Peg Perego toll-free at 1-800-671-1701.

Notes: Peg Perego has not made a decision that these units contain a safety related defect, however Peg Perego is providing a free repair kit. Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

NHTSA No.: 09C001000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing


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Britax Frontier Harness-2-Booster

Britax Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 12, 2008) - Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced today that it is conducting a voluntary safety recall on the Frontier combination Harness-2-Booster child restraints. The recall includes Frontier child restraints manufactured between April 1, 2008 and September 14, 2008 for Model #s E9L54E7, E9L54H6, E9L54H7 and E9L54M6 and between April 1, 2008 and September 17, 2008 on Model # E9L5490.

If the harness straps are repeatedly loosened one strap at a time, then the harness strap(s) may become detached from the metal yoke located on the back of the child seat. If the harness strap(s) becomes loose or detached then the condition can be corrected by inspecting the back of the child seat and reattaching the harness straps. If this condition occurs, the child may not be properly restrained, and in the event of a vehicle crash there could be an increased risk of injury.

To address this issue, Britax will provide two rubber caps that can be easily placed on the yoke slots to prevent the harness straps from detaching. The rubber caps have been specifically designed for the Frontier yoke to provide a secure fit and have been tested to verify their effectiveness.

No later than January 7, 2009, the rubber caps will be mailed with an instruction sheet to all registered Frontier child restraint owners with manufacturing dates prior to September 15 or 18, 2008. Additional caps will be made available to retailers with affected inventory of Frontiers manufactured prior to September 15 or 18, 2008. All Frontier child restraint owners should confirm whether their Frontier is affected by verifying the date of manufacture. Detailed instructions for locating this information can be found at www.FrontierRecall.com

Until consumers receive their remedy kit, they should confirm that their harness system is properly attached to the metal yoke and they may continue to safely use their child restraint.
Owners of the Frontier child restraint who have not registered their product or need to verify existing registration should contact the Britax information line, toll free at 1-800-683-2045 or visit www.FrontierRecall.com.

Source: Britax Press Release www.BritaxUSA.com


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Graco ComfortSport

Make: Graco

Models: 8C04FRR (Comfort Sport), 8C04FRR2 (Comfort Sport)

Production Dates: November 1, 2006 - October 8, 2007

Noncompliance: Graco is recalling 43,994 Comfortsport (TM) convertible car seats, in the Frazier (TM) fashion, manufactured from November 1, 2006 through October 8, 2007. These seats were equipped with a large sized, supplemental pad or "body pillow" that partially obscures the child airbag warning label which is on the seat pad. The partial obscuring of this label fails to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems".

Consequence: Serious injury could occur to the child should the seat be improperly placed in the vehicle.

Corrective Action: Graco will notify owners and instruct them to discard the supplemental pillows. The pillows are provided for comfort only and do not affect the seat's ability to protect your child in the event of a crash. The recall is expected to begin during December 2008. Owners may contact graco at 1-800-345-4109 or by e-mail at consumerservices@gracobaby.com.

Notes: Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA No.: 08C009000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing


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BABY TREND INC.

Make: BABY TREND

Models: 6400 RIGID LATCH-LOC BASE, 6439 (RIGID LATCH-LOC), 6448 (RIGID LATCH-LOC), 6481 (RIGID LATCH-LOC)

Production Dates: May 14, 2007 - April 1, 2008

Defect: BABY TREND IS RECALLING 5,787 LATCH-LOC CAR SEATS, MODELS MAGNUM 6439, GALAXY 6481, SILVERADO 6448, AND 6400S STAND ALONE BASES, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 14, 2007 AND APRIL 1, 2008. INCORRECT STEEL WAS USED ON THE LATCH CONNECTOR LOCKING PAWL.

Consequence: THE LATCH CONNECTOR LOCKING PAWL CAN CRACK ALLOWING THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT BASE TO DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE'S LATCH ANCHORS DURING A SEVERE CRASH. THIS CAN RESULT IN THE SEAT FAILING TO PROVIDE THE PROPER PROTECTION FOR ITS OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: BABY TREND WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE BASE FREE OF CHARGE. ONLY RIGID LATCH-LOC MODEL CHILD RESTRAINTS ARE INVOLVED IN THIS RECALL. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT BABY TREND TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-328-7363.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 08C008000 [BABY TREND Safety Recall No.: 6400]

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing


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Chicco Key Fit, Key Fit 30, and Cortina Travel Systems

Consumer Safety Recall Information

Chicco USA, Inc., (Chicco), has determined that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in some of the bases for KeyFit and KeyFit 30 child restraint systems and Cortina Travel Systems manufactured between February 26, 2008 and March 17, 2008. This defect can prevent the base from being tightly secured to a vehicle when the lower LATCH attachments are used as the method of installation.

Specifically, when a defective base is installed with the lower LATCH attachment straps, the webbing used to tighten the base to the vehicle seat can slip through the adjustment lock. If the webbing were to slip during a vehicle crash, the base could move, possibly increasing the risk of injury.

Please Note: Your base can still be used safely when attached to the vehicle using the vehicle's safety belts instead of the lower LATCH attachments.

What You Should Do

To determine whether you have one of the defective bases, please look at the Serial Number, which can be found on the third line of a white label attached to the base. This Serial Number identifies the date your base was manufactured.

If the Serial Number is between 08 02 26 (corresponding to February 26, 2008) and 08 03 17 (corresponding to March 17, 2008), your base is covered by this recall. In that case, please:

  • Call 1-800-807-8817 to report the defective base.
  • Chicco will send a pre-paid envelope to you.
  • Cut the grey webbing that attaches the two black lower LATCH connectors. This will assure that no one will be able to use your base with the LATCH attachments in the future.
  • Send the two LATCH connectors and your name, mailing address, and phone number in the pre-paid envelope to:

Chicco USA
Att: KeyFit Recall
1835 Freedom Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

  • We will send a replacement base to the address you indicated within two weeks after we receive the lower LATCH connectors.

IMPORTANT: Please remember that you can continue to use the base safely by installing it with the vehicle's safety belts instead of the LATCH connectors.

For any questions about this recall, please call 1-800-807-8817 and have the serial number of your car seat base handy.

Child Safety Is Critically Important To Chicco
Chicco regrets this defect and any inconvenience this recall may cause you. The safety of your children is our main concern, and our goal is to work with you to resolve this issue quickly and to your satisfaction.

Source: Chicco USA Safety Notice


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Evenflo Discovery Model 3021769Z & 3021854Z

Attention Evenflo Model 3021769Z and 3021854Z Car Seat Owners

If you purchased an Evenflo Model "302Z" Discovery Infant Car Seat during March 11-21, 2008 at a local Wal-Mart or Target Store, please contact Evenflo immediately.

Due to recent manufacturing variability, a small number of Evenflo Discovery Model 3021769Z and 3021854Z car seats may have shipped without complete assembly of the red release handle located on the back of the seat. Under certain conditions, this may cause the seat to separate from its base, possibly resulting in serious injury.

The affected Discovery seats were built on February 4, 2008 with model numbers 3021769Z and 3021854Z.

How to Check Your Discovery Car Seat
1. Turn the seat upside down as shown in Figure 1 below: (Figure 1 on website)
2. Locate the model number and manufacturing date as shown in Figure 2 below: (Figure 2 on website). Note that the label is located on the bottom of the seat toward the foot end of the seat.

Only model numbers 3021769Z and 3021854Z built on February 4, 2008 are subject to this notice.

If your Discovery model has a different model number or was not manufactured on February 4, 2008, please disregard this notice.

If you own a Discovery Model 3021769Z or 3021854Z that was manufactured on February 4, 2008:

1. Contact Evenflo directly at 1-800-233-5921 for a free replacement Discovery seat and base.
2. While awaiting your replacement car seat, you may continue to use your Discovery seat without the base.
3. The responsibility for this action rests solely with Evenflo. Please do not return the seat to your local retailer.

Source: Evenflo Recalls/Safety Campaigns


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Graco Children's Product Announces a Safety Notice for the CarGo Booster Car Seat

Exton, PA - March 14, 2008 - Graco Children's Products Inc. today announced a Safety Notice regarding a labeling non-compliance issue for a limited number of its CarGo Booster Car Seats manufactured from January 9, 2007 through March 3, 2008.

The labeling non-compliance issue notice is the result of an incorrect NHTSA vehicle safety hotline number that appears on models of the following CarGo Booster Car Seats: 8487BELI, 8487SMP, 8487WBR, 8686ROS, 8689FAR, 8D01ZPH, 8D02SYC, 8D03WIK, 8D04SDN, 8D05NWY, and 8D10CCE. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on the lower back of the car seat. These seats were sold in mass merchandisers, specialty retailers and department stores throughout the United States.

If a consumer calls the incorrect phone number printed on the affected models, they will hear a message that the number is not in service at this time. We recommend consumers check their instruction manual as the NHTSA hotline number is printed correctly there. The correct NHTSA vehicle safety hotline phone number is 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), and their Web site can be accessed at www.nhtsa.gov. Consumers can also contact Graco by calling 1-800-345-4109 or by visiting www.gracobaby.com for further information.

To remedy the affected product, a correct sticker kit is being provided to consumers who have registered their car seat with Graco.

Consumers who own but have not registered their CarGo Booster Car Seat should call 1-800-345-4109 Monday - Friday between 8 am and 5 pm EST or visit www.gracobaby.com 24 hours a day to determine whether their CarGo Booster Car Seat may be affected by this announcement. When calling Graco, consumers should have the model number and date of manufacture of the car seat readily available.

This safety announcement does not affect the ability of the child restraint to protect a child in the case of a motor vehicle crash.

Source: Graco Recalls and Safety Notifications (Press Release)


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Combi USA Safety Recall Notice

Dear Combi Centre, Centre ARB and Shuttle Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Combi USA, Inc. of Fort Mill, SC has decided to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the Centre, Centre ARB and Shuttle (Model # 8065, 8074, 8086, 8087and 8520) and associated Travel Systems containing Centre and Shuttle (Model # 4400, 4515, 4520). This recall includes the entire production of this model from October 2005 through December 2007. No other models are affected.

Reason For The Recall
Combi USA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada recently conducted numerous laboratory tests (in many cases these tests exceeded the requirements of the current US standard) to analyze the overall effectiveness of the Centre and Shuttle car seats in motor vehicle frontal crashes. This test data revealed that the car seat could potentially become separated from its base under these conditions.

Please be assured that all Centre and Shuttle car seats have consistently met existing government safety standards. However, because of the separation during testing of vehicles in impact frontal crashes, Combi is conducting a voluntary recall campaign with the intent of providing car seats with enhanced protection under frontal impact crash conditions. Combi USA, Inc. has received no reports of injuries to date regarding the Centre, Centre ARB and Shuttle Infant Restraints. Our first priority at Combi is to provide the highest level of safety and quality for the children we protect.

What Action Should You Take?
We urge you to contact us to obtain the free retrofit kit. To place an order, please visit our website at www.combi-intl.com, or call Combi Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-543-7734 Monday through Thursday between 8AM and 5PM EST, Friday between 8AM and 3PM. If you have passed your Centre and/or Shuttle Infant Restraint along to a friend or neighbor, please share this information with them. You will not incur any shipping costs and your order will arrive within 6-8 weeks. In the meantime, Combi recommends that consumers use the Combi Centre and Shuttle without the base until the retrofit kit is installed. Please refer to your instruction manual for proper installation without the base. These seats are designed for and safe to use without the base.

Questions
Please visit our website at www.combi-intl.com, or call Combi Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-543-7734 with questions concerning this issue. Please have your Centre and Shuttle Infant Restraint in front of you when you access our website or call.

If you believe that we failed or were unable to remedy this issue without charge or within a reasonable time, you may wish to write to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue S.E. Washington, DC 20590 or call the toll free Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888-327-4236) or visit NHTSA's website at www.nhtsa.gov.

We apologize for this inconvenience, but we're taking this action in the interest of your child's safety and to ensure your trust in our products.

Sincerely,
Combi USA, Inc.
CCTR-924

Source: Combi USA Recall Information

Combi USA, Inc. 1-803-548-6633

Model(s): Centre, Centre ARB, and Shuttle infant child restraint systems, Model Nos. 8065, 8074, 8086, 8087, and 8520, and associated travel systems, Model Nos. 4400, 4515, and 4520, that contain Centre and Shuttle car seat models.

Production Dates: This recall includes the entire production of these models from October 2005 through December 2007.

Defect: In the event of a frontal crash, the car seat could potentially become separated from its base. Should the seat separate from the base in a crash, the child will not be adequately protected possibly resulting in injury.

Corrective Action: Owners should contact Combi to obtain a free retrofit kit. Until the caregiver receives the free retrofit kit, Combi recommends that the car seat be used without the base. Owners may contact Combi Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-543-7734 or visit their website at www.combi-intl.com.

NHTSA No.: 08C-004

Source: NHTSA Recalls


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RECARO Como and Signo Child Restraint Systems

February, 2008

RECARO has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in Como and Signo child restraint systems manufactured prior to December 18, 2007.

During product evaluation and feedback from the field, it was discovered that the harness may become disconnected from the harness connector when a child is placed in or removed from the child seat. If the harness becomes disconnected and a vehicle crash occurs, your child may not be securely fastened to their child seat and may sustain an injury.

There have been no reported injuries.

To remedy this condition, RECARO is issuing a safety recall kit containing two rubber caps for installation on the harness connector and an instruction sheet. The use of the rubber caps will close up the gaps that will allow the harness to disconnect. The instruction sheet provides the necessary steps to install and remove the rubber caps when the head restraint must be adjusted (Como) or when the trim cover is removed to wash it.

RECARO owners should contact the customer service department at 1-800-8-RECARO with any questions regarding this issue or installation of the caps.

Source: Recaro Recall Information


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Evenflo Announces Voluntary Safety Recall of Discovery Infant Car Seat and Provides Supplemental Fastener to Enhance Safety Performance

VANDALIA, Ohio - February 1, 2008 - Evenflo today announced it is implementing a voluntary safety recall of its Discovery Infant Car Seat Models 390, 391, 534, 552. Approximately one million units were produced beginning April 2005. This is based on recent laboratory tests conducted by Evenflo and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which show that this car seat could potentially become separated from its base in high impact side collisions similar to those in the tests. As a precautionary measure, Evenflo is providing current owners of these models with a free supplemental dual-hook fastener that has proven that the seat remains attached to the base in the event of such collisions. Additionally, Evenflo is taking steps to develop future models of Discovery with enhanced safety performance. These new Discovery models will be available to consumers starting in the second quarter, 2008.

"We are parents, too, and protecting children is our core mission at Evenflo. While our current Discovery car seat models have performed well to protect infants in actual side impact automobile collisions without any reports of serious injury or death since they were introduced, we want to take further steps to protect the safety of children who use our products," said Rob Matteucci, CEO of Evenflo. "These lab tests do show there is potential for the base to detach from the seat in high impact side collisions, so we are recommending that all Discovery owners use the supplemental dual-hook fastener, available free from Evenflo."

To order the supplemental dual-hook fastener, Discovery 390, 391, 534, 552 model owners should call Evenflo at 1-800-356-2229 between 8 AM and 5 PM EST or visit www.evenflo.com/Discovery. No shipping costs will be incurred and orders will arrive in approximately 3 to 4 weeks. In the meantime, consumers should continue to use their Discovery infant car seat and there is no need to return it to retailers.

Source: Evenflo Recalls/Safety Campaigns


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TEAM-TEX AMERICA, INC. 1-877-912-1313

Model(s): Babyride Model 374099 Rear-facing infant child restraint systems

Production Dates: August 31, 2006 and on October 23, 2006.

Noncompliance: The belt routing label with the "horizontal reference line" is incorrectly placed on the child restraint system which fails to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." Improperly routed belts could result in injury to the child in the event of a crash.

Corrective Action: Owners will be mailed a correct label along with placement instructions. Team Tex can be contacted at 1-877-912-1313.

NHTSA No.: 07C001000

Source: NHTSA Recalls


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Graco Children's Products Inc.

Model(s): Graco ComfortSport

Production Dates: October 22, 2007 - October 22, 2007

Noncompliance: Certain Graco Comfortsport child restraint systems, Model 8C02MRC2, manufactured on October 22, 2007, were not certified to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, 'Child Restraint Systems.' These seats were produced with convoluted foam that was 1.5" thick instead of the 1" thick foam that Graco specified and tested. Seats with 1.5" foam have not been tested so it is unclear as to what impact this will have on compliance to the standard and on child seat safety.

Corrective Action: Graco will notify owners and replace the affected seats free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2008. Owners can contact Graco at 1-800-345-4109.

NHTSA No.: 08C001000

Source: NHTSA Recalls


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Dorel Juvenile Group Announces a Voluntary Safety Recall for Certain Models of the Cosco Touriva Child Restraint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Columbus, IN December 17, 2007- Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is announcing a voluntary safety recall for certain Cosco Touriva child restraints manufactured from September 28, 2004 through September 20, 2007. There is a potential for the elastic straps that secure the fabric pad to the child restraint shell to come loose and become accessible to the child. The child could then loop the elastic strap around portions of his or her body. There have been no serious injuries reported.

Model numbers affected are:
Cosco Touriva: 22100TTD, 22100FSM, 22100TIP, 22111FSM, 22130WAL, 93100FSM, 93111FSM
Cosco Regal Ride: 22139MON

The model number and date of manufacture may be found on a sticker located on the side or back of the child restraint.

DJG will contact all registered owners and at the same time will provide them with a free repair kit. Those consumers who have not registered their product or do not receive the repair kit should visit www.djgusa.com or call 1-888-698-6681 to order a free repair kit. There is no need to return the affected seats to the retailer.

DJG encourages parents to obtain and install the repair kit as soon as possible. Parents may continue to use the child restraint as directed in their instruction manual.

Click here to see if your child restraint is affected by this recall.

Source: Dorel/Cosco Recalls and Safety Notifications


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RECARO Como Child Seat - "LOCK-OFF"/3-PT GUIDE Information

November 2007

CONSUMER ADVISORY - NOT A RECALL

To assist consumers in understanding the function of the 3-point guide (commonly known as a lock-off), RECARO North America has updated the terminology used in product manuals. The term "lock-off" has been replaced with the term "3-point guide", which is a more accurate description of purpose and function of this part in the industry. The purpose of the guide is to improve the child restraint system geometry for certain vehicle applications and does not create any safety advantage or disadvantage whether called a guide or lock-off. The crash safety performance of the Como seat is not affected.

The 3-point guide is not a safety feature; it is used to aid consumers in proper installation and positioning of the child restraint system. There are some applications where proper installation may be slightly difficult, due to a less compatible vehicle seat or seat belt. Child restraint geometry may benefit from using the 3-point guide mechanism in these instances, rather than over tightening the vehicle belt system.

RECARO North America has determined that certain Como seats manufactured prior to Sept. 17th 2007 may have a variance in the friction strength of the 3-point guide. If you feel as a consumer that installation of your child seat is difficult in your vehicle application, RECARO can provide you with a locking clip at no cost, which can be used with your vehicle seatbelt system. You may contact RECARO by calling 1-800-8-RECARO or via email at childseats@recarousa.com. RECARO will ship you a locking clip along with installation instructions free of charge. Please provide the model, serial number and manufacturing date so our customer service representatives can better assist you and help determine if your child seat would benefit from a locking clip.

Source: Recaro Safety Notifications


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Safety Notification - 2007 Stand-alone SnugRide Infant Car Seats

Graco has determined that the backing of the seat pad on certain stand-alone SnugRide Infant car seats manufactured in the United States, may be prone to deterioration or tearing, especially after washing. If this occurs, children occupying the car seat may be able to remove the padding material from the back of the seat pad and place it in their mouths, posing a potential choking hazard.

This notice does NOT affect SnugRide car seats sold with a stroller as part of a Travel System.

This issue does NOT affect the ability of the child restraint system to protect the occupant in the event of a motor vehicle crash.

Injuries Reported: 0
Number of Units Affected: 304,675
Date Produced: 8/1/2006 - 6/30/2007, Manufactured in USA
MSRP: $69-89

Models Affected: 8616FOF3, 8643DDH2, 8643DDH3, 8643CDR2, 8643DH03, 8643SUP2, 8643SUP3, 8643JOS2, 8643JOS3, 8643MDW3, 8643PWC3, 8643SFJ3, 8645FMT2, 8645FMT3, 8645GLM3, 8645GLN3, 8645HEM2, 8645HEM3, 8645MYC2, 8646SML3, 8645MYC3, 8645MRG3, 8645PKR2, 8645SNY2, 8646SND2, 8645THR2, 8645THR3, 8646FIE2, 8646FIE3, 8646GRT3, 8646RRY3, 8609FOF3, 8609FOF2, 8616FOF2
Solution

Check the model number and manufacture date on your car seat to see if your car seat is affected by this notice. If you do not know the model number and date of manufacture of your car seat, you can find it on the label on the back of the car seat. Click here for a sample.

Graco will be sending a letter to all registered owners of potentially affected SnugRide car seats. This letter will explain the replacement kit program and how consumers can order a replacement kit. If you have not registered your car seat, please click here to register online.

Until receipt of a replacement kit, you can continue to use your car seat, but Graco recommends that you monitor the seat pad on a periodic basis to ensure the integrity of the pad and not unnecessarily wash the pad while you await receipt of the replacement kit. This issue does NOT affect the ability of the child restraint system to protect the occupant in the event of a motor vehicle crash.

Source: Graco Recalls and Safety Notifications


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MIA MODA SAFETY RECALL NOTICE

November 2007

Dear miaModa Viva Owner,

This notice is being sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. MiaModa, Inc. (miaModa) has decided that certain miaModa Viva Infant Restraint Systems and separately sold Viva Infant Restraint Bases manufactured between December 19, 2006 and February 6, 2007 fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems". According to our records, your child restraint may be affected.

During an internal evaluation of the Viva Infant Restraint System, miaModa found that during certain lower anchorage (LATCH) installations of the Viva Infant Restraint System base in motor vehicles, the lower anchor connector adjuster assembly may interfere with the connection of the infant carrier to the restraint base. This situation occurs after tightening the lower anchor connector to ensure a secure fit to the motor vehicle lower. Potential interference between the infant carrier and lower connector adjuster can occur if the lower anchor connector adjuster assembly is located on top of the base.

When the infant carrier is positioned in the restraint base, even with the interference, an audible click may be heard indicating a secure connection. Pulling up on the carrier handle to confirm may also indicate a secure connection. Unless all connection points (two in front and two in rear) are firmly connected, in the event of a severe crash, the carrier may become detached from the base, resulting in potential serious injury or death to the child.

Additionally, registration cards were not provided with the Viva Infant Restraint System or the separately sold bases. Failure to provide registration cards is a noncompliance to the requirements under FMVSS No. 213, as the owners may not be able to be reached in the event of a recall situation. Failure to provide recall notices to owners may cause the owner to continue to use the product subject to a recall, resulting in potential injury or death to the child.

miaModa is providing to all owners, on or before December 3, 2007, a repair kit to address the lower anchor connector interference. We urge you to install the replacement lower anchor connector assembly, per the instructions that will be enclosed with the repair kit, as soon as possible. However, if you are unable to immediately exchange the assembly, you may continue to use your Viva Infant Restraint System by installing the carrier and base or the carrier alone using the vehicle lap or lap-shoulder belt system.

This notice only affects the child restraint installation in motor vehicles. The Viva Infant Carrier may continue to be used as an infant carrier alone, as part of miaModa stroller travel systems, or as an infant carrier and base installed with the vehicle belt.

As well, miaModa urges you to adhere the serial number labels that will be included in the repair kit to the infant carrier and restraint base assembly as illustrated in the instructions to be enclosed with the repair kit. Instructions will also be available online at http://www.miamodainc.com or you may contact miaModa's Customer Service Hotline at 1-866-642-6632, or register online at http://www.miamodainc.com.

Please contact miaModa's Customer Service Hotline at 1-866-642-6632 with questions concerning this notice. If you call, be sure to have the model number and manufacture date from your restraint(s). You can get further information on our website at http://www.miamodainc.com.

Source: Letter to miaModa Viva Owners


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BRITAX ANNOUNCES COMPANION INFANT CARRIER USER GUIDE UPDATE

November 2007

Consumer Advisory: Britax Companion Infant Child Restraint Manufactured prior to November 1, 2007

In an effort to continually improve our instructional materials, Britax has updated the Companion User Guide. The purpose of this update is to provide further clarification on the adjustment of the buckle strap position and maximum height for infant carrier use.

Buckle Strap Positioning
The Companion features two buckle strap positions in order to accommodate infants between four and 22 pounds. The inner position should be used for infants weighing less than 11 pounds. Once the child has reached a weight of 11 pounds, move the buckle strap to the outer position and maintain this buckle position for the remainder of use with that child. Please note that you may move the buckle strap to the outer position prior to your child reaching a weight of 11 pounds, if your child’s growth and comfort necessitates this adjustment.

Maximum Height for Use
A child has exceeded the height requirement for the Companion when the top of the head is less than one inch from the top of the child restraint or the child’s height exceeds 30 inches (76 cm).

Consumers who own a Companion child restraint and have registered their restraint will be sent an updated user guide and product labels to provide further clarification on product usage. Those consumers that have not registered their child restraint should contact Britax Consumer Services at 1-888-427-4829 Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm EST and Fridays from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm EST or register their product online at www.BritaxUSA.com.

Source: Britax Safety Notices


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BRITAX ANNOUNCES SAFETY RECALL

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 19, 2007) – Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced today that it is conducting a safety recall on the Marathon child restraint, model numbers E9L06, E9W06, and E906. The recall includes production of the Marathon child restraint from May 23, 2006 through July 28, 2006 and with a top tether lot number of KGR 01 A.

Under certain circumstances, if a child exceeds 50 pounds and the vehicle manufacturer allows use of the top tether above 50 pounds, upon vehicle impact, the top tether hook may open and have the potential to release from the tether anchor. In the event of a crash, the child may move forward further than allowed under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. To date, no injuries have been reported or linked to this issue.

To address this issue, Britax will send all registered owners of the Marathon child restraint manufactured between May 23, 2006 and July 28, 2006 a top tether hook replacement. All Marathon child restraint owners should confirm their Marathon is affected by verifying the model number, date of manufacturer and top tether hook lot number of KGR 01 A as follows:

1. Is your Britax Marathon manufactured between May 23, 2006 and July 28, 2006?

  • If YES, proceed to #2.
    If NO, your model is not affected by this safety campaign, no action is required.

2. Does your top tether hook have lot number KGR 01 A?

  • If YES, your Marathon is affected by this safety recall notice. Verify that your child restraint has been registered.
    If NO, your model is not affected by this safety campaign, no action is required.

If your Marathon child restraint is involved in this safety notice, the top tether should not be used with children weighing over 50 pounds until the top tether hook replacement has been installed. Upon completion of the repair, the Marathon child restraint can be used with the top tether until the child reaches 65 pounds or until the recommended weight allowed by the vehicle manufacturer for top tether use.

To verify product registration, shipment status of repair kit, or to order a repair kit complete the form to the left of this notice.

Click here to view an online video of the top tether hook replacement. For step-by-step repair instructions click here.

For additional questions contact the Britax information line, toll free at 1-800-683-2045.

Source: Britax Marathon Recall (marathonrecall.com)


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Triumph Foam Liner

EVENFLO ANNOUNCES A VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL FOR CERTAIN TRIUMPH CONVERTIBLE CAR SEATS MADE BEFORE NOVEMBER 1, 2005

VANDALIA, OHIO, September 28, 2007 - Evenflo Company, Inc., is announcing a voluntary recall for certain models of the Triumph convertible child restraint made between September 6, 2001 and October 31, 2005. Evenflo discovered that portions of the cloth cover can be pulled back exposing the foam liner in an area that is reachable by a child occupant. A child inside the seat may break off and potentially choke on a piece of the foam liner. This recall does not include any Triumph models made on or after November 1, 2005 as these products have a different design.

Evenflo will be offering a free upgrade kit to owners of affected model Triumph child restraints manufactured before November 1, 2005 and beginning with model numbers 264, 359 or 389. The upgrade kit provides a protective sleeve to cover the foam liner. The model number and date of manufacture may be found on a white label on the lower, back side of the child restraint. Triumph child restraints manufactured on or after November 1, 2005 or with model numbers other than 264, 359 or 389 do not require the kit.

To receive a kit, please visit www.triumphcarseat.com or call Evenflo toll-free at (800) 490-7591 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

This matter does not affect the ability of the child restraint system to protect the occupant in a motor vehicle crash. Product owners can continue to use their Triumph as a child restraint. However, Evenflo recommends that they monitor their child on a periodic basis to ensure that they do not remove the existing cloth cover from the side of the seat until the protective sleeve has been installed.

Source: Evenflo Company

EVENFLO COMPANY, INC. 1-800-233-5921

Models: Evenflo Triumph child restraint systems, Models 2641175, 2641196, 2641205, 2641208, 2641226, 2641247, 2641281, 3591205, 3591208, 3591226, 3591247, 3591288, 3591328, 3591331, 3591361, 3591404, 3591548, 3591453, 3591581, 3891609

Production Dates: Units manufactured before November 1, 2005

Defect: These seats used six mechanical attachments to hold down the cloth cover. Some children could pull back the cloth cover in the approximate area adjacent to the occupant's thighs, and thereby access the foam liner. A child may break off and potentially choke on a piece of the foam liner.

Corrective Action: Evenflo will send written notification about the recall to each registered owner of the affected Triumph units and offer a free kit to cover the foam liner. The recall is expected to begin early in October 2007. Owners can contact Evenflo toll-free at 1-800-490-7591 between 8am and 5pm EST.

NHTSA No.: 07C-008

Source: NHTSA Recalls


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Dorel Juvenile Group Announces a Voluntary Safety Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 30, 2007

Columbus, IN August 30, 2007- Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is issuing a voluntary safety recall for certain Cosco, Safety 1st and Eddie Bauer brand child restraint systems manufactured during November 2003 through December 2005. Although no injuries have been reported, there is a potential for the harness adjustment strap to loosen during use. If this were to occur, the harness may be loose around the child, possibly increasing the risk of injury in a crash. We feel that it is important to replace the harness adjustment strap.

Model numbers affected are:
Cosco: Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite: 22150, 22155, 22180, 22269; Eddie Bauer: 3-in-1, Deluxe 3-in-1, Deluxe Convertible: 22740, 22750, 22755, 22756, 22757, 22770; Safety 1st : Alpha Elite, Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Alpha Sport, Intera, Enspira: 22151, 22450, 22451, 22452, 22453, 22455, 22460, 22480, 22481

The model number and date of manufacture may be found on a sticker located on the side or back of the child restraint system.

DJG will contact all registered owners and provide them with information on how to obtain a free repair kit to replace the harness adjustment strap. Those consumers who have not registered their product should visit www.djgusa.com or call 800-219-0509 to order a free repair kit. The affected seats should not be returned to the retailer.

DJG encourages parents to obtain and install the repair kit as soon as possible. Parents may continue to use the child restraint system as directed in their instruction manual. Parents should be sure to adjust the harness adjuster strap snugly each time they put their child in the child restraint system. If there is any difficulty adjusting the harness adjustment strap, or it does not remain tight, DJG suggests using a different child restraint system until the repair kit has been installed.

To check for harness slippage:
(1) Fully tighten the harness, (2) pull on the harness straps without pressing or lifting the harness adjustment lever. If movement occurs, the harness is experiencing slippage.

Source: Dorel Juvenile Group

DOREL JUVENILE GROUP (Previously COSCO) 800-880-9435

Model(s): Cosco: Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite- 22150, 22155, 22180, 22269
Eddie Bauer: 3-in-1, Deluxe 3-in-1, Deluxe Convertible- 22450, 22451, 22452, 22453, 22740, 22750, 22755, 22756, 22757, 22770
Safety 1st : Alpha Elite, Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Intera, Enspira:- 22151, 22450, 22451, 22452, 22453, 22455, 22460, 22470, 22480, 22740, 22481

Production Dates: November 2003 through December 2005

Defect: The harness adjustment strap can loosen while in use. In the event of a vehicle crash, the child may not be properly restrained, possibly resulting in an increased risk of injury.

Corrective Action: DJG will contact all registered owners and provide them with information on how to obtain a free repair kit to replace the harness adjustment strap. Those consumers who have not registered their product should visit www.djgusa.com or call 800-219-0509 to order a free repair kit.

NHTSA No.: 07C007

Source: NHTSA Recalls


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Graco Announces Safety Recall Notice for ComfortSport Car Seat

Exton, PA - August 23, 2007

Graco Children's Products Inc. today announced a Safety Notice for the ComfortSport 5-point harness convertible car seat. On some of the 276,921 ComfortSport car seats manufactured in Ohio from January 2, 2007 through July 31, 2007, the Lower Anchorage belt may have been misrouted during the assembly process. As a result, the seat back angle can exceed 70 degrees in a frontal crash. This increased rotation of the car seat may increase the risk of injury. No injuries have been reported related to this issue.

This Safety Notice may affect ComfortSport car seats with the following model numbers: 8629TWL, 8630MTR, 8631DFT, 8631DRA, 8632PSO, 8635TAC, 8639COS, 8C00BLG, 8C00DMN, 8C00GRP, 8C00LNW, 8C00MID, 8C00TMB, 8C01SVD, 8C01WTN, 8C02MGI, 8C02MRC, 8C03HAL, 8C03WCF, 8C04FRR, 8433FOF. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on the label on the back of the car seat. These seats were sold in mass merchandisers and department stores from January 2007 through August 2007.

Graco will mail, to all known ComfortSport owners with a seat manufactured between January 2, 2007 and July 31, 2007, instructions to correct this misrouting. In addition, Graco will email these instructions to those consumers who provided their email address to Graco. Consumers who own but have not registered their ComfortSport car seat should call 1-800-345-4109 Monday - Friday between 8 am & 5 pm EST or visit www.gracobaby.com 24 hours a day to determine whether their ComfortSport car seat may be affected and to obtain instructions on how to correctly route the Lower Anchorage belt. When calling Graco, consumers should have the model number and date of manufacture of the car seat readily available.

Consumers should not use the seat in the rear facing position with LATCH until the belt routing has been inspected and, if necessary, corrected. The vehicle seatbelt can be used instead of LATCH in the meantime. However, consumers who have rerouted their Lower Anchorage belt according to the instruction manual for use in the forward-facing mode are not affected by this Safety Notice.

Source: gracobaby.com Recalls and Safety Notifications

Model(s): ComfortSport Rear/Forward Facing Child Restraint Systems

Production Dates: January 2, 2007 - July 31, 2007

Noncompliance: Certain Graco Comfortsport 5 point harness convertible (rear/forward facing) child restraint systems manufactured from January 2 through July 31, 2007, Model Nos. 8433FOF, 8629TWL, 8630MTR, 8631DFT, 8631DRA, 8632PSO, 8635TAC, 8639COS, 8C00BLG, 8C00DMN, 8C00GRP, 8C00LNW, 8C00MID, 8C00TMD, 8C01SVD, 8C01WTN, 8C02MGI, 8C02MRC, 8C03HAL, 8C03WCF, 8C04FRR.

During production, the lower anchorage belt in some of these child restraint systems was incorrectly routed. As a result, when these child restraint systems are used in the rear-facing mode, attached with the lower anchorage belt, they fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." The seat back angle of the child restraint system can exceed 70 degrees in a frontal crash. This increased rotation may increase the risk of injury to the child.

Corrective Action: Graco will notify registered owners and provide detailed instructions for examining the lower anchorage belt routing and, if necessary, reconfigure the incorrectly routed belt. The recall is expected to begin during August 2007. Owners can contact Graco at 800-345-4109.

NHTSA No.: 07C-006

Source: NHTSA Recalls


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SAFETY RECALL NOTICE

August 2007
Recall No. 07C-005
Britax Decathlon Child Restraint
Model Numbers beginning with E9L47
Manufacture Dates: February 12, 2005 – July 31, 2007

Britax Child Safety, Inc. has announced that it is conducting a safety recall on the Decathlon child restraint, Model Number E9L47. The recall includes production of the Decathlon from February 12, 2005 through July 31, 2007.

Under certain circumstances, when the harness adjuster strap is pulled from an extreme side angle, the bezel may separate from the child restraint shell allowing the adjuster to move out of position inside the shell housing. Under these circumstances, caregivers may experience some difficulty while trying to properly adjust the harness. If this were to occur, the harness may be loose around the child resulting in an increased risk of injury.

To address this issue, Britax will send all owners two push rivet fasteners to secure the adjuster to the child restraint. This quick modification will prevent the possibility of having the adjuster move out of position inside of the shell housing. Registered owners of the Decathlon child restraint will automatically be notified and sent complete instructions and push rivet fasteners by mail beginning August 17, 2007.

Owners of the Decathlon that have not registered their product should contact the Britax information line, toll free at 1-800-683-2045 or www.DecathlonRecall.com to order a repair kit.

Source: Britax Recall Notice: Decathlon Model # E9L47 and www.decathlonrecall.com


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BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC. 1-888-4BRITAX (888-427-4829)

July 9, 2007

Consumer Advisory for Regent® Child Restraint - Product Update

Britax Child Safety, Inc. is providing a free product update kit to owners of the Regent child restraint. Britax has modified the Regent product and revised our instructions to require the long belt-routing method of installation with LATCH, lap-shoulder belt, and lap belt, for use with children weighing 22 to 40 pounds. For children weighing 40 to 80 pounds the short belt-routing method of installation with LATCH, lap-shoulder belt, and lap belt is required. This product update will enhance the performance of the Regent child restraint.

This kit includes a revised user guide, belt-routing label to be applied over the existing label located on the fabric cover, a longer LATCH connector strap, and adhesive slip-resistant strips.

This kit is for all Regent child restraints manufactured between November 10, 2005 and June 18, 2007. The child restraints have a model number beginning with "E9L39." The model number and date of manufacture may be found on a white label on the lower left side of the child restraint underneath the fabric cover.

Consumers who own a Regent child restraint manufactured between November 10, 2005 and June 18, 2007 with model number beginning with "E9L39" and have registered their restraint will be sent an update kit along with complete instructions. Those consumers that have not registered their child restraint should contact Britax Consumer Services at 1-888-427-4829 Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm EST and Fridays from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm EST or register online at www.BritaxUSA.com.

All Regent child restraints manufactured after June 18, 2007 have been produced with this modification.

Product update kits will begin shipping to registered owners on or before July 10, 2007. We strongly advise all current owners to utilize this product update kit as soon as it is received.

Source: Britax Child Safety, Inc. Recall Information


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Evenflo Embrace Handle

For Immediate Release
May 10, 2007

Fall Hazard Prompts NHTSA, CPSC and Evenflo to Announce Recall of Embrace™ Infant Car Seat/Carriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in cooperation with Evenflo Company Inc. today announced a recall of the following consumer product. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

Name of Product: Evenflo Embrace™ Infant Car Seat/Carriers
Units: About 450,000
Manufacturer: Evenflo Company Inc., of Vandalia, Ohio

Hazard: When used as an infant carrier, the handle can unexpectedly release, causing the seat to rotate forward. When this happens, an infant inside the carrier can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo has received 679 reports of the handle on the car seat/carriers unexpectedly releasing, resulting in 160 injuries to children. These reports include a skull fracture, two concussions, cuts, scrapes and bruises.

Description: The recall involves Evenflo Embrace™ Infant Car Seat/Carriers made before April 8, 2006. The recalled car seat/carriers have model numbers beginning with 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 548, 549, 550, 556, 597, 598 or 599. The model number and production date information can be found on a white label on the bottom of the carrier and on the top of the convenience base. Models beginning with "5" are units sold with the travel system (compatible stroller). "Evenflo" is on the carrying handle and car seat base. Embrace™ infant car seat/carriers made on or after April 8, 2006 are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Department and juvenile products stores nationwide sold the car seat/carriers from December 2004 through September 2006 for between $70 and $100 when sold alone and between $140 and $200 when sold with a compatible stroller.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should not use the handle until the repair kit has been installed. The product can continue to be used as a car seat when secured in a vehicle. Contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit that strengthens the handle latch. Recall notice will be sent to all registered owners of the recalled product. The recalled units should not be returned to the retailer.

Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 490-7497 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the recall Web site at www.embracehandle.com.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at (800) 638-2772 or the CPSC teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
Source: evenflo.com

Evenflo Company Statement

Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers Product Recall

At Evenflo, we take reports of problems related to our products very seriously. When we heard about issues related to the handle of our Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers, we began to investigate the potential causes and evaluated the handle mechanism. We ultimately took pro-active measures to redesign the handle latch mechanism to improve its strength.

Working in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we have issued a recall of Embrace models made before April 8, 2006.

We have alerted all our retail partners to this recall and are taking pro-active measures to ensure that consumers who own one of the recalled products immediately stop using the handle of the infant carrier until they are able to install a free repair kit that they can order through a toll-free 800 number or through our dedicated recall Web site, www.embracehandle.com.

The Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers meet the federal government crash test safety standard and can continue to be used as a car seat when secured in a vehicle. A car seat that is installed and used correctly is the most effective safety device available for young children in automobiles.

Source: evenflo.com


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BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC. 1-888-4BRITAX (888-427-4829)

Model(s): Regent Classic - E9L3998 - Forward-facing only youth child restraint

Production Dates: December 18, 2006 - January 18, 2007

Noncompliance: These seats were produced with an incorrect label sewn to the fabric cover which fails to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraints Systems." In place of the "WARNING! Death or serious injury can occur" warning label, an airbag warning label was attached. The airbag warning label is not required for the Regent Classic restraint as it is a forward-facing only youth restraint system.

Corrective Action: Owners that have filed a registration card with Britax will automatically receive a replacement cover. Owners or caregivers who have not filed a registration form should contact Britax Consumer Services Department at 1-888-4britax (1-888-427-4829) or via email at regentcoverreplacement@britaxusa.com. The recall is expected to begin on March 9, 2007.

NHTSA No.: 07C-002

[Britax Safety Recall No.: BCS# 020701]

Source: NHTSA Recalls


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COMPASS BABY SAFETY ADVISORY

Compass Baby of Kettering, Ohio is announcing a Safety Advisory. This advisory affects 1223 units of the Compass I420 Infant Car Seats. The affected model numbers and manufacturing dates are as follows;

I420 ARD
I420 FUO
I420 MAR

The manufacturing dates are 5/7/06, 5/13/06 and 5/15/06.

During its rigorous on-going testing, Compass discovered a technical non-compliance. A metal slide can become disengaged from the shell if it is not properly seated ultimately causing a slight crack in the shell during testing. There have been no reports of injuries and no calls from consumers regarding problems.

I420 Recall Instructions PDF (802K)

1420 Recall Instruction Video
(Windows Media Player) | (Quicktime)

Compass wants its consumers to be aware of this issue, understand how to identify the problem, and how to fix the problem. Please call our consumer hotline at 888-899-2229 or visit our web site www.compassbaby.com [http://www.compassbaby.com/] for further instructions. Compass will be sending registered consumers and those who contact us a free repair kit with instructions on how to correct this problem.

Source: Compass Baby Safety Advisory

COMPASS 1-888-899-2229

Model(s): I-420 (Fabric codes ARD, FUO, & MAR)
Production Dates: May 7 through May 15, 2006

Noncompliance: The crotch anchor which is located on the bottom of the seat was installed incorrectly which fails to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." In the event of a vehicle crash, the crotch anchor can become dislodged allowing the child to travel up the seat back causing breakage in the upper seat back and a seat back rotation, possibly resulting in serious injury to the child.

Corrective Action: Compass will notify owners and will mail a repair kit along with repair instructions free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during December 2006. Owners may contact compass toll-free at 1-888-899-2229.

NHTSA No.: 06C006000

Source: NHTSA Recalls


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Dorel Juvenile Group USA Announces Voluntary Safety Recall for Comfort Infant Car Seat

CANTON, MA (November 21, 2006) - Dorel Juvenile Group USA will conduct a voluntary safety recall campaign, starting November 21, 2006, involving Alpha Elite and Eddie Bauer brand rear-facing Comfort Infant Car Seats.

Some consumers have reported complaints that the handle trim screws on the recalled car seats can loosen, resulting in loose screws that could potentially present a choking hazard to the child. There have been no injuries reported.

The models involved in the recall are:

Alpha Elite Comfort Infant Car Seat: 22331 BLA, 22332 RLA

Eddie Bauer Comfort Infant Car Seat: 22631 LNG, 22630 AFD, 22630 BAL, 22630 FTM, 22630 HPN, 22630 LRS, 22630 LKM. The 22630 models are part of the 01726 Eddie Bauer Integrated Travel System.

Only those seats manufactured between July 26, 2005 and February 28, 2006, are affected.

Dorel Juvenile Group USA will notify all registered owners. Those who have not registered their product should complete the online customer satisfaction program registration process at djgusa.com, safety1st.com or djgusa.com/eddiebauer. Consumers may also email the company at comfortinfant@djgusa.com or call the toll-free number (877-229-1374) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT or by fax (800-207-8182).

Dorel Juvenile Group USA. encourages parents to obtain and install the repair kit as soon as possible. In the meantime, parents are advised to make sure the handle trim screws have not loosened. Parents should continue to use the existing seat while waiting to receive and install the repair kit. The handle trim screws do not affect the performance of the car seat in the vehicle.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign should call NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236, or check NHTSA's website, www.safercar.gov. http://www.safercar.gov.

Click Here to go to the Comfort Infant Inspection Page

Source: Dorel/Eddie Bauer Recall Press Release 11-21-06


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Britax Boulevard - E9L57 - Child restraint systems

Model(s): Boulevard - E9L57 - Child restraint systems

Production Dates: March 1, 2006 - August 1, 2006

Noncompliance: During testing, the tether hook opened which fails to conform to the dynamic performance and child restraint system integrity requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Corrective Action: If the top tether hook opens during a crash, the child restraint could change from an upright to a reclined position increasing the risk of injury to the child. Registered owners will automatically receive labels along with instructions advising caregivers to discontinue use of the top tether when the child reaches 50 lbs. Non-registered owners can obtain labels by contacting Britax at 1-888-427-4829. The recall is expected to begin on December 1, 2006.
NHTSA No.: 06C003000

NOTE: Britax will not assign a recall number to this campaign. Please refer to the NHTSA recall number listed above.

Source: NHTSA Recalls

Britax Voluntarily Recalls Companion® Child Restraint (Model E9L14)

CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 29/PR Newswire/

Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced today they are conducting a voluntary recall of Companion child restraints (model #E9L14) that fail to comply with safety regulations. The recall includes units of this model produced from October 31, 2003 through June 2, 2004. No other model is affected.

Evaluation has shown that a small percentage (1%) of the carriers may have been incorrectly assembled. With the incorrect assembly, one or both of two tabs on the bottom of the carrier may not be properly seated. If the tabs are not properly seated, in the event of a crash, the carrier may rotate in the base beyond the limit allowed by law. In this situation, there is the increased risk of injury. No accidents or injuries have been reported.

If your carrier has the incorrect assembly, you may continue to use the carrier without the base until you receive the new restraint system. Proper instructions on installing the carrier in the car without the base are provided in the product users’ guide. Installation instructions are also available online at http://www.britaxusa.com.

To determine whether your restraint has an incorrect assembly, you will need to visually inspect the bottom of the carrier. A recall notice with detailed instructions on how to inspect your carrier will be provided to all registered owners of the Companion, model E9L14. Britax will provide owners of an affected unit with a new Companion Child Restraint System. Consumers should contact Britax Consumer Services at 1-888-4BRITAX (1-888-427-4829) to determine if their restraint is affected and to obtain the new restraint system. The affected seats should not be returned to the Britax retailer.

Owners of this model who did not return a registration card are urged to call Britax Consumer Services at 1-888-4BRITAX (1-888-427-4829). Non-registered owners will need to provide Britax with the following information: Name, address, daytime telephone number, model name, model number, manufacturing date, and batch number. Model and manufacturing information can be obtained from the label affixed to the back of the carrier.

Consumers with questions should contact Britax at 1-888-4BRITAX (1-888-427-4829) or visit the Britax website at www.britaxusa.com .

Source: Britax Recall Press Release 9-29-06



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Evenflo Announces Availability of Safety Upgrade for Tribute Car Seats

Revised November 2, 2005 Notice:

Evenflo Company, Inc., is announcing a consumer safety campaign for the TributeTM child restraint and will be offering free replacement units to owners. Evenflo discovered that some products may not meet performance specifications due to faulty processing. Defective parts could increase the likelihood of damage to the child restraint in certain motor vehicle collisions.

Replacements are available for TributeTM car seats manufactured between September 8 and September 22, 2005. The child restraints have model numbers beginning with "378" or "379." The model number and date of manufacture may be found on a white label on the lower, back side of the child restraint. TributeT car seats manufactured before or after the affected period are not involved.

TributeTM child restraints currently manufactured by Evenflo have been modified to eliminate any issues and meet or exceed all applicable safety standards. There is no need for a replacement car seat with respect any Tribute child restraint seats manufactured before September 8, 2005 or after September 22, 2005.

Evenflo will provide affected consumers a free replacement Tribute car seat. To receive a replacement car seat visit http://www.tributecarseat.com or call Evenflo toll-free at (800) 233-5921.

Register for Recall

Source: Evenflo Consumer Services, Recalls and Safety Campaigns (11/02/05)

Initial October 11, 2005 Release:

Evenflo Announces Availability of Safety Upgrade Kit for Tribute™ Car Seats

Evenflo Company, Inc. is announcing a recall applicable to a limited number of Tribute™ child restraint seats and will be offering a free upgrade kit to owners of these seats. Evenflo has discovered that certain Tribute child restraint seats manufactured only between September 8, 2005 and September 22, 2005 may not meet certain performance specifications. Tribute child restraint seats manufactured during this time period may be susceptible to increased damage in certain motor vehicle collisions. The kit ensures the car seat meets or exceeds all performance specifications and applicable safety standards.

This kit is only needed for Tribute™ child restraints manufactured between September 8 and September 22, 2005 that have model numbers beginning with the three digits "378" or "379." The model number and date of manufacture may be found on a white label on the lower, backside of the child restraint. Tribute™ child restraints manufactured before September 8 or after September 22, 2005 do not require the kit.

Tribute™ child restraints currently manufactured by Evenflo have been modified to eliminate any issues and meet or exceed all applicable safety standards. There is no need for a kit with respect any Tribute child restraint seats manufactured before September 8, 2005 or after September 22, 2005.

Evenflo will provide consumers a free kit. The kit requires less than three minutes to install. To receive a free kit visit http://www.tributecarseat.com or call Evenflo toll-free at (800) 233-5921.

Register for Recall

Source: Evenflo Consumer Services, Recalls and Safety Campaigns (10/11/05)


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Combi USA, Inc. To Conduct A Safety Recall For "Avatar" Child Safety Seats

NHTSA 18-05
Thursday, July 8, 2005
Contact: Ellen Martin,
Telephone: (202) 366-9550

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that Combi USA, Inc. will conduct a safety recall for its "Avatar Model 8100" child safety seats. The recall involves the entire production of this model from November 2003 through May 2004.

As part of a new system for child seat installation, newly manufactured child safety seats must include attachments that fasten to permanent anchors in a vehicle's back seat, located where the cushions meet. This system is known as "LATCH" (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children). In the case of the Avatar seats being recalled, the lower attachment straps fail to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 for child restraint systems. If the child seat is attached using the LATCH system and a crash occurs, the attachment straps could detach from the vehicle's lower anchors-possibly resulting in a serious or even fatal injury to the child.

Registered owners of these child safety seats will automatically receive a repair kit along with repair instructions in the mail. Those not registered need to request the kit from the manufacturer. Until the latch belt assembly is replaced, Combi USA advises owners to use the seat only with the vehicle's safety belts and not with the LATCH system.

Owners who do not receive the free kit within a reasonable time should contact Combi USA toll free at 800-992-6624 or visit Combi's website at http://www.combi-intl.com.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign should call NHTSA's toll free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or check NHTSA's website at www.safercar.gov.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


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Avatar Recall 05/02/2005

After further investigation into the Consumer Reports Article, May 2005 issue with regard to the Avatar, Combi was able to determine a non-compliance to the FMVSS 213 Standard, Child Restraint Systems. Internal tests were conducted after the release of this article, and Combi found one seat out of the seats tested to be non-compliant. Combi USA recently contacted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to inform them of the non-compliance. As a result Combi along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has voluntarily initiated a recall campaign. We are in the process of analyzing and testing a possible remedy kit before releasing it for distribution to consumers.

We continue to urge consumers to cease using the Avatar Convertible Restraint with LATCH installation and immediately begin to use the restraint with the standard vehicle belt.

Combi would like to commend Consumer Reports Magazine of Consumers Union for their on-going support during this internal investigation.

Combi will release further information as it becomes available. We apologize for this inconvenience.

If you have any further questions, click on this link to send an email cs@combi-intl.com.\

Source: Combi USA


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Britax Announces Recall of Super Elite Child Restraint - Adjuster Strap Webbing Guide to be Provided to All Owners

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Britax Child Safety, Inc. is conducting a recall of the Super Elite child restraint (E9031) as certain restraints may contain a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety. The recall includes the entire production of this model from April 2001 through August 2002. No other model is affected.

Evaluation has shown that under certain circumstances after prolonged use, the harness adjuster tab may begin to stick. If the adjuster tab sticks in the open position, the adjuster strap webbing may slip within the adjuster that controls the tightness of the harness and allow the harness to loosen. In this situation, there is the increased risk of injury. No accidents or injuries have been reported to date.

Britax will provide owners with an adjuster strap webbing guide enabling them to prevent the sticking by limiting the movement of the adjuster webbing. The kit, containing the webbing guide and installation instructions, is expected to be available on or before July 20, 2005. All owners of these restraints who returned a registration card will automatically receive the kit. The affected seats should not be returned to the Britax retailer.

Because the sticking adjuster tab may develop over time due to repeated use, it is important to check for a secure harness before each use. All owners of the Super Elite restraints are urged to receive and install the adjuster strap webbing guide.

Owners of these models who did not return a registration card are urged to call Britax Consumer Services at 1-800-683-2045 to provide information so they can also receive the adjuster strap webbing guide and installation instructions. Non-registered owners will need to provide Britax with the following information: Name, address, daytime telephone number, model name, model number, manufacturing date, and batch. Model and manufacturing information can be obtained from the label affixed to the restraint.

Consumers with questions should contact Britax at 1-800-683-2045 or visit the Britax website at http://www.britaxusa.com.

SOURCE Britax Child Safety, Inc. Web Site: http://www.britaxusa.com

Source: PR Newswire Association LLC


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Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. To Conduct A Safety Recall for Designer 22 Rear-Facing Infant Child Restraints Sold with Select Travel Systems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. (DJG) will conduct a safety recall campaign involving about 190,000 Safety 1st, and Cosco, Eddie Bauer brand rear-facing infant child safety seats.

Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc has received complaints that if the harness is not properly tightened, the infant seat can experience web movement, or web creep. In the event of a crash the child may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. No injuries have been reported.

The models involved in the recall were sold only as travel systems (with a stroller) and are as follows:

  • Safety 1st: 22-325CMB GB1B, 22-325VIN GB1B, 22-325 DTA GB1B, AND 22-325TST GB1B
  • Cosco: 22-300JOS GB1B
  • Eddie Bauer: 22625AFD GB1B, 22-625GLC GB1B, 22-625EDG GB1B, and 22-625 MAC GB1B

Only those restraints manufactured between August 19, 2003 and October 20, 2004 are affected. It is important to note the GB1B line code located next to the model number on the child restraint indicates that the unit was manufactured by Good Baby and is the only line included in the recall. Any line code other than GB1B, such as DE1B, is not included in the recall.

Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc will mail a free repair kit consisting of two harness clips along with installation instructions to owners who returned their registration cards. Owners who have not registered their product should contact Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc toll free 800-881-0570) Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, visit the company's website at djgusa.com or contact the company by fax at 800-207-8182. You may also email Dorel at designerrecall@djgusa.com. If you would like to discuss any other issue with your Designer 22, such as missing parts or any problem with the handle, please contact our Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-544-1108. Please do not return your travel system to the store where you purchased it.

NHTSA encourages parents to obtain and install the repair kit as soon as possible, so that the child seat provides maximum protection for the child. In the meantime, parents are advised to make sure that the seat is properly adjusted while in use. Parents should continue to use the seat while waiting to receive and install the repair kit because the seat still provides better protection than an adult seat belt or no restraint.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign should call NHTSA's toll free Auto Safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or check NHTSA's website, www.nhtsa.dot.gov.

Source: Dorel Juvenile Group


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Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. To Conduct A Safety Recall For The Dreamride Child Restraint System

NHTSA 03-05, Monday, January 31, 2005

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. (DJG) will conduct a safety recall campaign for certain rear-facing DreamRide child restraint systems. The affected systems are Model 22-001FSM, manufactured between December 1, 2003, and April 28, 2004.

The restraint system did not perform correctly during a NHTSA-mandated compliance test. As a consequence, children in these types of systems may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

Owners are being instructed to discontinue use in the rear-facing mode and use the restraint only as a car bed Car beds allow small infants unable to ride in a semi-reclined position because of medical reasons to instead ride lying down. However, if an owner needs a rear-facing child restraint, DJG will provide a free replacement unit.

For further information, or to receive a warning label for the system, owners should contact DJG's toll-free number at 866-611-3022 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST. Customers may also send a fax to 800-207-8182 or e-mail DJG: dreamride@djgusa.com.

NHTSA also encourages parents who have not registered their child restraint system to do so as soon as possible so the manufacturer can contact owners of safety recalls in the future.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign should call NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline (888-327-4236), or check NHTSA's website, www.safercar.gov.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


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Mercedes-Benz To Conduct A Safety Recall For Sicartex Kiddy Top Safe Child Restraints

NHTSA 02-05
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Contact: Rae Tyson
Tel.: (202) 366-9550

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced that Mercedes-Benz is conducting a safety recall campaign of Sicartex Kiddy Top Safe child restraints manufactured from March 1 to November 30, 2003.

The lower attachment arm of the child seat may not be strong enough to hold in the event of a crash. If the child seat is attached to the vehicle with this lower attachment arm, the seat could detach from the vehicle and cause serious injury to the child occupant.

Parents and caregivers should immediately replace this seat with an appropriate new child seat and return their Kiddy Top Safe child seat to any authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for a full refund. The vehicle's seat belt should be used to secure the child seat until a replacement seat is obtained. Consumers should mention the Recall Campaign #2004 120005.

Owners are strongly urged to register their child seat with the manufacturer in case of future safety recalls. Please contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer for further information toll-free at 1-800-367-6372.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign should call NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline (888) 327-4236, or check NHTSA's website, www.nhtsa.dot.gov.

Source: US Department of Transportation


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Britax Announces Recall of Child Restraints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Britax Announces Recall of Child Restraints

- Strap Replacement Kit to be Provided to All Owners -

Charlotte, NC August 9, 2004 - Britax Child Safety, Inc. is conducting a recall of four models of child restraints that may not comply with safety regulations. The affected Britax models are all Marathon (E9L06), Husky (E9L30), and Wizard (E9L07) restraints, as well as restraints manufactured by Britax for Snug Seat under the model name Traveller Plus (E9L32). The recall includes the entire production of these models through July 23, 2004. No other model is affected.

Extensive testing has determined that under certain circumstances, the adjuster strap may slip within the metal buckle that controls the tightness of the shoulder harness and may allow the harness to loosen. While occurrence of slippage is extremely rare, if it were to occur, in the event of a crash, the child may move farther forward than allowed under Safety Standard 213. This may increase the risk of injury. No accidents or injuries have been reported to date.

Britax will provide consumers with a kit enabling them to fix the problem by simply replacing the adjuster strap. The kit, containing a replacem ent strap and instructions, is expected to be available for distribution within two weeks. All owners of these restraints who returned a registration card will automatically receive the kit. The affected seats should not be returned to the Britax retailer.

Until the adjuster strap is replaced, these restraint models are safe to use as long as slippage is not occurring. Consumers are encouraged to test their restraints for slippage:

  • Pull on the shoulder harness without lifting the adjuster release lever (located on the front of the restraint under the cover flap).
  • If the harness loosens, use of the restraint should be stopped until the adjuster strap is replaced.
  • If the harness does not loosen, the restraint can continue to be used until the replacement adjuster strap is received.

Because slippage may develop over time during repeated usage, it is important to check for a secure adjuster strap before each use. Even if the test shows the restraints are operating normally, all owners of these restraints are urged to receive and install the replacement strap.

Owners of these models who did not return a registration card are urged to call Britax Customer Service at 800-683-2045 to provide information so they can also receive the replacement strap and instructions. Nonregistered owners will need to provide Britax with the following information: Name, address, daytime telephone number, model name, model number, manufacturing date, and batch. Model and manufacturing information can be obtained from the label affixed to the restraint.

Britax has made manufacturing changes that resolve this issue in restraints manufactured after August 1, 2004. In addition, all unpurchased stock of these four models produced through July 23 are being retrofitted with the new adjuster strap by Britax before being sold by retailers. Restraints that have been retrofitted to comply with safety standards will be clearly identifiable by their packaging.

Consumers with questions should contact Britax at 800-683-2045 or visit the Britax website at www.britaxusa.com.

Source: Britax USA - www.britaxusa.com


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Safety Recall notice for the Husky

Britax Announces Voluntary Recall of Husky Child Restraints

Charlotte, NC January 16, 2004 - Britax Child Safety, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall on Husky child restraints. It was determined that certain uses of the restraints may not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 compliance for head excursion. No other products are involved.

Affected restraints are Husky restraints installed with lap belt only installation as described in the current users manual for a long/serpentine belt path. When installed in this manner, in the event of a crash in the motor vehicle, head excursions higher than allowed by Standard 213 could result.

All Husky owners who returned a registration card are automatically receiving labels and instructions for placement of the new labels over the corresponding instructions in the current users guide and restraint cover label. Owners should be receiving this information within the week (by January 21). These labels and instructions will advise consumers using the lap belt only installation to reroute the lap belt to use an alternative, short belt path. This reinstallation will reduce loads to assure Standard 213 compliance.

The affected seats should not be returned to the Britax retailer. The retailers do not have access to the labels and instructions. After January 21, all consumers who did not return a registration card, but own a Husky child restraint should contact Britax at 1-888-4BRITAX (1-888-427-4829).

In order to receive the label and instructions, owners will need to provide Britax with the following information: Name, Address, Daytime Telephone Number, Manufacturing Date, and Batch of the Husky. This information can be obtained from the label affixed to the back of the restraint.

Source: Britax USA - www.britaxusa.com


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Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. Announces Recall of Selected Cosco High Rise Booster Seats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 08, 2003

Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. (DJG) of Columbus, IN., has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in the Cosco High Rise Booster Seats. These seats have an incorrect warning label. This warning label, on the side of the seat, states that the restraint is for use in the forward facing mode for children UNDER 1(one) year of age. This seat is for use in the forward facing mode for children OVER one year of age. The instructions and all other labeling on the restraint are correct.

DJG is providing a free in-home repair kit to consumers who purchased the child restraint with a date code between October 1, 2003 and October 31, 2003 and a model number of 22-297, 22-298, or 22-299.

Enclosed you will find this kit for your child restraint. It includes a replacement label and instructions. Follow the instructions to make the repair.

If you would like additional information regarding the installation of the kit, call DJG toll-free at 866-611-3022 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST.

You may also send a fax to 800-207-8182 or email us at highrise@djgusa.com If after contacting us you are still not able to have the safety defect remedied without charge and within reasonable time, you may wish to write to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590 or call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

You may be eligible for reimbursement of a replacement child restraint according to Federal regulations.

At Dorel Juvenile Group, our primary concerns are your family's satisfaction and safety. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Source: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. - www.coscojuvenile.com


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Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. To Conduct A Safety Recall For Alpha Omega And Eddie Bauer 3-In-1 Child Restraints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 14, 2003

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. (DJG), will conduct a recall campaign applicable to approximately 86,000 Alpha Omega and Eddie Bauer 3-in-1 brand child restraints manufactured from November 17, 2000, to January 10, 2001, Models 02-331, 02-332, 02-531, 02-533, 02-537, and 02-555.

Crash tests conducted by NHTSA demonstrated that the tether webbing could be cut and separate in a crash, which constitutes a failure to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." In the event of a crash, the child may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.

DJG will mail a free repair kit along with easy-to-follow installation instructions to owners who have returned their registration cards. Owners who have not registered their product should contact DJG’s toll-free number (866-611-3022) Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST or fax to 800-207-8182. They may also e-mail DJG at alpharecall@djgusa.com.

NHTSA encourages parents to obtain and install the repair kit as soon as possible, for the models listed above. If they have no substitute child restraint, parents should continue to use the seat while waiting to receive and install the repair kit because this unrepaired DJG seat will still provide better protection than an adult seat belt or no restraint.

Consumers with questions about this or any other recall campaign should call NHTSA’s toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at Dash-2-DOT (888-327-4236), or check NHTSA’s website, www.nhtsa.dot.gov.

Source: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. - www.coscojuvenile.com


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Safeline Kids Announces Voluntary Informational Recall of Sit‘n’Stroll Child Restraints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: November 10, 2003
Contact: Sherri Webb
Telephone: 801-571-6250

Bluffdale, Utah - Safeline Kids, Inc. is performing a voluntary informational recall of approximately 10,495 units of the Sit'n'Stroll child restraint, model #2003, manufactured between September 1, 2002 and October 21, 2003, for the following reason. When the Sit'n'Stroll model #2003 is secured in the vehicle using the lower forward-facing belt path (previously recommended for children who weigh between 20 and 28 pounds and are less than 33 inches tall) or when the shoulder and buckle pads included with the restraint are used, forces during a crash could cause the child’s head to move forward further than allowed by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213. Shoulder and buckle pads may interfere with the ability to adequately snug the harness around the child.

No reports of incidents or injuries have been received. Owners are instructed to discontinue using and discard the shoulder and buckle pads provided with the Sit'n'Stroll model #2003. Owners are also instructed to ensure that only the upper forward-facing belt path is used when the Sit'n'Stroll is secured forward-facing in the vehicle with children who weigh between 20 and 40 pounds.

A replacement label and revised instruction manual will be sent to all affected owners who returned a registration card to Safeline Kids, Inc. The revised labels and instruction manuals have a revision date of 10/03. The new label and manual will automatically be sent to the owners within the next two weeks.

Parents should continue to use this product, but must remove and discard the shoulder and buckle pads and use only the upper forward-facing belt path. If you have any questions regarding this informational recall, please contact Safeline Kids toll free at 800-829-1625 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. MST Monday through Thursday or between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. MST Friday, email the Company at service@safelinekids.com or write to 14881 S. Concord Park Drive, Suite 2, Bluffdale, UT 84065, USA. Upon request, replacement labels and instruction manuals will also be available for retailers, child passenger safety organizations, child passenger safety technicians and other interested parties.

Source: Safeline Kids - www.safelinekids.com


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Britax Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Super Elite Child Restraints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Charlotte, NC October 3, 2003 - Britax Child Safety, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall on a small number of Super Elite child restraints. It was determined that some of the affected restraints may not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 compliance for head excursion. The 2,689 affected Super Elites were manufactured between April 25, 2001 and February 15, 2002. No other products are involved.

On February 19, 2002, modifications were introduced on the Super Elite that provided for a harness/adjuster system with metal yoke, HUGS (Harness Ultra Guard System), chest clip, and comfort pads. Testing has demonstrated that for Super Elite child restraints without these modifications, the resulting harness loads during a crash could cause the harness to move and allow the child’s head to move further forward than allowed by Safety Standard 213.

All affected Super Elite owners who returned a registration card are automatically receiving a free harness replacement kit within the next week (by October 10). This system will reduce loads onto the harness to assure Standard 213 compliance. In addition, the HUGS and Comfort Pads provide a soft cushion between the harness webbing edge and the child’s neck. Plus, the HUGS serve to encourage proper positioning of the chest clip.

The affected seats should not be returned to the Britax retailer. The retailers do not have access to the harness replacement kit. After October 3, all consumers who did not return a registration card in 2001 and 2002, but own a Super Elite manufactured between April 25, 2001 and February 15, 2002 should contact Britax at 1-888-4BRITAX (1-888-427-4829).

In order to receive the harness replacement kit, Super Elite owners will need to provide Britax with the following information: Name, Address, Daytime Telephone Number, Manufacturing Date, and Batch of the Super Elite. This information can be obtained from the label affixed to the back of the restraint.

Source: Britax Child Safety - www.britaxusa.com


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NHTSA Advises Parents of Safety Recall Involving Graco's SnugRide Infant Child Restraints

U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
Washington, D.C.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

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NHTSA 37-03
Wednesday, August 13, 2003 Contact: Tim Hurd
Telephone: (202) 366-9550

NHTSA Advises Parents of Safety Recall Involving Graco's SnugRide Infant Child Restraints

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today advised consumers that Graco Children's Products is expanding a safety recall originally announced on March 12, 2003 to include 53,926 additional SnugRide infant child restraints.

The initial recall covered SnugRide infant child restraints built between March 1, 2002, and March 6, 2003, Model Nos. 8402, 8412, 8442, 8442L, 8443, 8443L, 8444, 8444L, 8446, 8446L, 8447, 8447L, 8448, 8448L, 8457, 8458, 8459, 8601, 8463, 8464, 8470, 8471, 8478, and C844342, for missing hooks and pins used to attach the infant carrier to the base of the restraint.

The additional SnugRide infant car seats, which have a manufacturer date of March 7 or 8, 2003, may also be missing the hooks and pins. If the hardware is missing, the carrier may not be securely attached to the base. In the event of a sudden stop or vehicle crash, the carrier could detach from the base, possibly resulting in serious injury or death to the occupant of the seat.

The model numbers for the additional seats are: 8402L03, 840301, 840302, 840303, 8442GMP, 8442LBLW, 8442LCYP, 8442LMAD, 8444LHAB, 8444LHIG, 8446LFKB, 8446LVIN, 8447LHAV, 8448LSAR, 8463AMB, 8463GMP, 8463JUN, 8463YL, 8464MAC, 8464MEL, 8602AMB, 8602JUN, 8602MAN, 8603MIC, 8603MLL, 8605HIG, 8605KER, 8605PLT, 8607LAG, 8607NGS, 8608DIA, and 8609FOF.

NHTSA Administrator Jeffrey W. Runge, M.D., strongly urges parents to inspect their SnugRide infant car seats. Instructions for inspection can be obtained from NHTSA and at Graco's web site, www.gracobaby.com .

Parents who find that a SnugRide infant seat does not have hooks or pins should not use the base and should call Graco at 1-800-345-4109 for a new base.

The infant carrier may, however, be used in the car without the base. For proper instructions on installing the carrier in the car without the base, parents should consult the instruction manual. Installation instructions are also available on Graco's web site.

For more information, owners should write to Graco Children's Products, Inc., 150 Oaklands Boulevard, Exton, PA 19341 or call 1-800-345-4109.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign should call NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline, (888) 327-4236, or check NHTSA's recall information page under the recall number 03C-003000.

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Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Press Release "NHTSA Advises Parents of Safety Recall Involving Graco's SnugRide Infant Child Restraints". August 13, 2003


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EVENFLO ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF SAFETY UPGRADE KIT FOR COZY CARRY INFANT CAR SEAT BASES

June 30, 2003

Evenflo Company, Inc. is offering a free safety upgrade kit to all owners of Evenflo Cozy Carry infant car seats. Although the car seats meet or exceed all federal safety standards, recent crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lead Evenflo to believe that the performance of the detachable automobile base in certain types of collisions may be improved with this free upgrade.

This kit is for Cozy Carry detachable automobile bases only. The bases have the words "Cozy Carry" on them. These bases may have been sold individually, together with a Cozy Carry car seat, or in a travel system (with a car seat and matching stroller).

Consumers who own Cozy Carry car seats should visit www.cozycarry.com or call (800) 582-6698 to receive a free kit.

Source: Evenflo Company - www.evenflo.com


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CPSC, NHTSA, and Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. Announce Extended Recall of Infant Car Seats/Carriers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2003: Release # 03-148

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., is again voluntarily recalling Cosco Arriva and Turnabout infant car seats/carriers to address a problem with the carry handle. On July 8, 1999, the two federal agencies and Cosco, now known as the Dorel Juvenile Group, announced the recall of 670,000 of these infant car seat/carriers made from March 1995 through September 1997. This recall adds 1.2 million of the same model infant car seats/carriers made through January 2000.

When the seat is used as a carrier, the plastic handle locks can unexpectedly break or release from the carrying position, causing the seat to unlatch or flip forward. When this happens, an infant can fall to the ground and suffer injuries.

Dorel Juvenile Group has received 416 reports of the handle locks on the additional recalled infant car seats/carriers breaking or unlatching, resulting in nine injuries to children. These reports include bruises and scratches to the head and face. According to the reports, some injuries occurred to children restrained in the seat.

The recalled car seats/carriers were sold under the Cosco Arriva and Turnabout brand names and were manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group in the U.S. The car seat/carriers have the following model numbers:

ARRIVA: 02-665, 02-727, 02-728, 02-729, 02-731, 02-732, 02-733, 02-750, 02-751, 02-755, 02-757, and 02-774TURNABOUT: 02-753, 02-756, 02-758, 02-759, 02-760, 02-761, 02-762, 02-763, 02-764, 02-765, 02-770, 02-771, 02-772 The model number and manufacture date are located on the instruction and warning label on the side of the car seat/carrier. The recalled seats were manufactured on or before Jan. 31, 2000.

Juvenile product, mass merchandise, department stores and major discount stores nationwide sold the Arriva and Turnabout infant car seats/carriers from Sept. 10, 1997 through December 2000 for between $30 and $60 when sold alone or $90 to $140 when sold with strollers. The recalled seats are no longer available for purchase.

Consumers should continue to use the Arriva and Turnabout as a car seat but should stop using it as a carrier immediately and contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive a free repair kit. Consumers should call Dorel at (800) 880-9435 between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by going to the firm’s Web site at www.djgusa.com. Consumers with questions about the recall campaign can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline at (888) DASH-2- DOT (327-4236). Consumers also can call the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline at (800) 638-2772 for more information.

Source: CPSC Press Release - June 25, 2003


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Graco Announces Voluntary Recall of Stand-Alone SnugRide Infant Car Seats Equipped with Base

Exton, Pa., March 12, 2003 · Graco Children's Products today announced a voluntary recall of 650,000 stand-alone SnugRide infant car seats equipped with a base manufactured in the USA between March 1, 2002 and March 6, 2003. SnugRide infant car seats sold as part of a travel system (stroller/infant carrier/car-seat base combination), or stand-alone units made in China, are not affected by this recall.

The models affected include: 8402, 8412, 8442, 8442L, 8443, 8443L, 8444, 8444L, 8446, 8446L, 8447, 8447L, 8448, 8448L, 8457, 8458, 8459, 8601, 8463, 8464, 8470, 8471, 8478 and C844342.

Graco has determined that a small number of SnugRide infant car seats may have missing hardware used to attach the carrier to the base. If the hardware is missing, the carrier may not be securely attached to the base. In the event of a sudden stop or accident, the carrier may detach from the base, possibly resulting in serious injury or death. To date, no injuries have been reported or linked to this issue.

Consumers with Graco SnugRide infant car seats manufactured in the USA between March 1, 2002 and March 6, 2003 should contact Graco at 1-866-473-0163, or click here to download the SnugRide inspection instructions.

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The infant carrier may be used in the car without the base. For proper instructions on installing the carrier in the car without the base, please consult the instruction manual for the unit, which was included in the original packaging, or click here for installation instructions.

When calling the company, consumers should have the model number and date of manufacture of the car seat readily available. This information is located on a label, which is adhered to the car seat or base.

Consumers with questions about this recall campaign should call NHTSA’s toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit NHTSA’s web site: www.nhtsa.dot.gov.

Source: Graco Children's Products Inc., "Recall Information: SnugRide® Recall - March 12, 2003"


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NHTSA Announces Safety Recall Of Gorilla, Spelcast Child Restraints

February 21, 2003

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced a safety recall of tether kits for Snug Seat, Inc., child safety seats.

The recall involves 1,146 tether anchor kits for the Gorilla child safety seat, model number 200-1000, and Spelcast child safety seat, model number 600-1000, manufactured between July 26, 2002, and Jan. 15, 2003.  This kit enables the purchaser to mount a tether anchor in a vehicle that is not already equipped with an anchor.

The tether anchor kit contains a washer that does not comply with the salt spray requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, “Child Restraint Systems.”  The child safety seats are sold only through Durable Medical Equipment Dealers for use by children with special needs.  The part number of the tether anchor kit is FW-50250-12-ZY.

Snug Seat will automatically mail free metal ring kits and repair instructions to registered customers.  Customers can also contact Snug Seat at 800-336-7684 to request a free repair kit.  Customers should continue using their seats pending receipt of the replacement parts. 

For more information, owners should call the above number or write to Snug Seat, Inc., 12801 East Independence Boulevard, Stallings, NC 28105.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign may call NHTSA’s toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at DASH-2-DOT (888) 327-4236.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Press Release "NHTSA Announces Safety Recall Of Gorilla, Spelcast Child Restraints". February 21, 2003


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CPSC, NHTSA, and Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., Announce Recall to Repair Infant Car Seats/Carriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., is voluntarily recalling about 26,000 Safety 1st and Beatrix Potter "Designer 22" infant car seats/carriers. When the seat is used as a carrier, the plastic handle can unexpectedly release from the carrying position. When this happens, an unrestrained infant can fall to the ground and suffer injuries.

Dorel Juvenile Group has received 4 reports of the handle releasing. No injuries were reported.

The recalled car seats/carriers were sold under the Safety 1st and Beatrix Potter "Designer 22" brand names and were manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group in the U.S. The seats were manufactured between January 3, 2002 and February 13, 2002. Only model numbers and color codes 02-621-SAL, 02-620-AZY and 02-620-BEA are included in this recall. The model number and manufacture date are located on the instruction and warning label on the side of the car seat/carrier. 

Mass merchandise and department stores nationwide sold the "Designer 22" infant car seats/carriers from January 2002 through April 2002 for between $40 and $70. None of the car seats/carriers was sold in Canada.

Consumers can continue to use the "Designer 22" as a car seat but should stop using it as a carrier immediately and contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive a free repair kit. Consumers can order a repair kit by fax 800-207-8182 or call 800-536-1090 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday. Consumers with questions about this recall campaign can call the CPSC Hotline at (800) 638-2772. Consumers also can call NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at (888) DASH-2-DOT/(888) 327-4236 (recall number 02E-027) or (202) 366-0123 for more information.

Source: Dorel Juvenile Group


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IMPORTANT NOTICE - FACTORY CAR SEAT RECALL

Owners of the Pioneered Airbag Compatible Infant Seats (ACIS) must return serial numbers 01C-000000002 to 01C-000000108 to the factory for retrofitting.

CALL THE FACTORY FOR DETAILS

XSCI
4143 Sinton Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Sharon Harnisch or Brandy Earle
800-630-6850
Phone: 719-593-8881
Fax: 719-593-8882
Email: sharnisch@safeinfant.com
Web: www.safeinfant.com

Source: Xportation Safety Concepts, Inc. (XSCi)

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02E-024

XPORTATION SAFETY CONCEPTS, INC. 800-630-6850

Models: XSCi Pioneered Airbag Compatible Rear Facing child seats with seat pad colors Blue/Blue and Brown/Blue. (There is no model number associated with this product.)

Production Dates: February 1 through March 7, 2002.

Noncompliance: These seats exceed the maximum head excursion criteria of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." In the event of a vehicle crash, the cradle can detach from the deflector base, possibly resulting in serious injury or death.

Corrective Action: XSCi has notified its customers and is offering a replacement seat (produced by an alternate child seat manufacturer) and will pay for the return of the noncompliant seat. XSCi will repair the noncompliant seat and return it to the customer. Owners who do not receive the free seat replacement within a reasonable time should contact XSCi at 800-630-6850.

NHTSA No.: 02E-024

Source: NHTSA Child Seat Safety Recall Campaign Listing January 1990 Through April 17, 2002.


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PEG PEREGO RECALL SAFETY INFORMATION - March 25, 2002

PEG PEREGO PRIMO VIAGGIO CAR SEATS

Dear Peg Perego Infant Seat or Travel System Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Peg Perego USA, Inc. (“Peg Perego”) has determined that certain Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Infant Car Seats produced from May 20, 2001 to and including February 15, 2002 fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213.  The Primo Viaggio infant car seats were sold separately with a base, or bundled with a stroller and sold as a Travel System.  The Production date of the car seat can be found on the Date-Code Label.  The Date-Code Label is a white sticker, located on the back of the Car seat between the straps.

Infant seats affected by the Recall have a snap in the upholstery directly over the locking belt adjustment mechanism.  When the upholstery is attached by the snap to the cover of the adjustment mechanism, it may cause tension in the upholstery due to the weight of the child, which may prevent the complete engagement of the adjustment mechanism.  As a result, some slippage on the harness restraints may occur.

Please review the attached Inspection Sheet to determine if this Recall Information and repair program affects your infant seat.  If it is affected, please follow the enclosed easy-to-read instructions to improve the safety of your infant seat.  Please affix the enclosed “Inspected/Passed NHTSA RECALL 02E006” sticker to the bottom of the infant seat once you have determined either than your infant seat is either not affected by this Recall Information, or that you have completed the repair.  If you are unable to repair your seat or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call Peg Perego at 1-877-737-3468.  

For faster service, and to obtain these instructions online, click Register Now

After attempting to repair the product yourself and contacting Peg Perego directly, you are still unable to repair your infant seat, you may wish to write to “Administrator,” National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20590 or call 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).  (Washington, D.C. residents use (202) 366-0123).

We are sorry for any inconvenience.  However, we have taken this action in the interest of your child’s safety and our customers continued satisfaction with our products.

Source: Peg Perego, U.S.A., Inc.


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Evenflo Safety Recall Notice - March 22, 2002

NHTSA ANNOUNCES A SAFETY RECALL OF CERTAIN EVENFLO TRIUMPH CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS (EVENFLO COMPANY, INC.)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced a safety recall of Evenflo Triumph convertible child restraints manufactured from October 20, 2001 through January 31, 2002. Certain components which act as a link in the internal harness system manufactured by an Evenflo supplier may not meet design specifications, and may not be strong enough to fully secure the occupant in the event of a vehicle crash, possibly resulting in serious injury. Evenflo will provide owners with a free upgrade kit along with easy to follow installation instructions.

"Parents should obtain and install the upgrade kit as soon as possible, so that the car seat provides maximum protection for the child," said NHTSA Deputy Administrator Rosalyn Millman. "Parents and caregivers should properly restrain children in the back seat for every trip."

Millman advised parents to continue to use the seat while waiting to receive and install the repair kit because it will still provide better protection than an adult seat belt or no restraint.

For more information, owners should call Evenflo's toll-free number (800) 425-1967, log onto www.triumphcarseat.com, click on the "Registration" link below, or write to Evenflo, 707 Crossroads Court, Vandalia, OH 45377.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign should call NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline or Dash-2-DOT (888) 327-4236.

Source: Evenflo Inc.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02E-004

EVENFLO COMPANY, INC. 800-985-7328

Models: Triumph convertible child restraints.

Production Dates: October 20, 2001 through January 31, 2002

Defect: The slide loop connectors (which act as a link in the internal harness system) may not be strong enough to fully secure the occupant in the event of a vehicle crash, possibly resulting in injury or death.

Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a free repair kit and installation instructions that will reinforce the slide loop connectors. Owners may call Evenflo at 1-800-425-1967 to receive a free repair kit.

NHTSA No.: 02E-004

Source: NHTSA Child Seat Safety Recall Campaign Listing January 1990 Through March 19, 2002.


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NHTSA, Graco announce car seat recall

In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Graco Children’s Products announces a recall of 918,930 SnugRide™ infant car seats equipped with a base manufactured in the USA between August 31, 1999 and February 28, 2002.

If you purchased a base through Graco Customer Service, your model number may not appear on the following list. You must review the instructions (see below) to make sure your unit is not affected.

The models are: 7493G9, 7493RS, 7497HL, 7497SY, 7499LK, 7499N2, 841101, 841102, 841103, 841203, 8412T02, 8457D5, 8457DBV, 8457F3, 8457GP, 8457IND, 8457MA, 8457MV, 8457RG, 8457TMJ, 8457TMP, 8457YL, 8458A5, 8458AE, 8458B7, 8458D8, 8458FKB, 8458HE, 8458HH, 8458KY, 8458N5, 8459VL, 8460LV, 8462HAV, 8462JAM, 8471UVB, 8472BLW, 8472BRN, 8472CYP, 8472GMP, 8472MAD, 8472YL, 8474HAB, 8474MEL, 8476VIN, 8477HAV, 8477JAM, 8477NGS and 8478SAR.

A number of SnugRide Infant Car Seats may have missing components on the base or seat. The components are metal hooks and “U” bars that are used to attach the carrier to the base. If the hardware is missing, the carrier may not be securely attached to the base. In the event of a sudden stop or crash, the carrier may detach from the base possibly resulting in serious injury or death.

Consumers with Graco infant car seats manufactured in the USA between August 31, 1999 and February 28, 2002 should download the instruction sheet to determine if their unit is affected or contact Graco at 1-800-664-5246.

Please continue to use your car seat, without the base.

Consumers should have the model name, model number and date of manufacture of the car seat when making the call to the company. The information is located on the label adhered to the car seat or base.

Consumers with questions about this recall campaign should call NHTSA’s toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit NHTSA’s web site: www.nhtsa.dot.gov.

Source: Graco Children's Products Inc.: Recall Information: Infant Car Seat Recall - March 19, 2002


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Safeline Kids Safety Recall Notice - February 18, 2002

Safeline Kids, Inc., of Northglenn, Colorado, is performing a voluntary label recall of approximately 3,522 units of the Sit `n' Stroll child Restraint, model #2240, manufactured between April 2001 and October 2001, because the required statement "This restraint is Certified for use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft" was printed in yellow instead of red as required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

The label is located on the right side of the unit (P/N 6-0230-0) and needs to be updated in order to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

To determine whether your unit was manufactured between April 2001 and October 2001, you can check the manufacturing date in one of two places:

Molded in plastic on the upper back area of the unit (see photo "A").
The label on the side of the unit (see photo "B").

If your unit is within the affected manufacturing period and the statement, "This restraint is Certified for use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft" is printed in yellow instead of red, Safeline Kids will provide a replacement label to cover the existing label at no charge. If your unit is affected by this label recall, please call now to request a replacement label to ensure you have the proper labeling for use on aircraft.

Parents should continue to use this product. There are no safety issues regarding this voluntary recall. If you have any questions regarding this informational recall, please contact Safeline Kids toll free at 800-829-1625 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. MST Monday through Thursday or between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday, email at service@safelinekids.com or write 475 West 115th Avenue, Suite 3, Northglenn, Colorado 80234.

Safeline Kids is dedicated to providing safe products for children and complying with all mandatory and voluntary governmental and industry guidelines and regulations.

Source: Safeline Kids

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02E-002

SAFELINE KIDS, INC. 1-(800)-829-1625

Models: Sit'n'Stroll Rear-facing and Forward-facing Convertible car seats Model 2240.

Production Dates: April 1, 2001 - October 1, 2001

Defect: The seats fail to comply the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No., 213 "Child Restraint Systems." The FAA Certification Statement, "This restraint is Certified for use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft," is in yellow lettering instead of the required RED lettering. This noncompliance has the potential of a flight attendant not allowing a parent/guardian to bring or use this product on an airplane.

Corrective Action: Safeline Kids will send corrected labels to registered owners to be placed over the existing labels.

NHTSA No.: 02E-002

Source: National Highway Traffic safety Administration Child Seat Safety Recall Campaign Listing January 1990 Through January 17, 2002. (Listing posted January 17, 2002)


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Britax Safety Recall Notice - November, 2001

Dear Advantage Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Britax Child Safety, Inc. has decided that certain " Advantage" model child seats manufactured from March 5, 2001 through July 26, 2001 fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 Child Restraint Systems. No other Britax restraints are involved. The manufacturing date/batch is located on a label on the side of the restraint. According to our records, your Advantage is affected and a modification is necessary. We are sorry to inconvenience you.

What's Wrong

Under crash loads it is possible that one of the tether brackets of certain affected Advantage child seats may separate from the tether attachment point. This separation is a non-compliance with the standard.

What You Should Do

All consumers who returned a registration card to us are automatically receiving a free metal ring kit (enclosed). Please install the metal rings per the included instructions. The installation will take about 3 minutes. Do not return the seat to a retailer. Questions Please feel free to contact us Monday through Thursday from 8AM to 4PM ET and Friday from 8AM to 1 :30PM ET at (704) 409-1700 prompt 2 for questions concerning this issue. Please be sure to have the model and date/batch code from your seat. The date/batch is specified on a label located on the side of the seat.

If you believe that we have failed or are unable to remedy this noncompliance without charge or within a reasonable time you may submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590 or call the toll free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393 (Washington, DC area residents may call 202-366-0123).

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience the installation of this kit causes you.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Britax Child Safety, Inc.

*The best time to call is either early in the morning or late afternoon, or at the end of the week.

Source: Britax

BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC. 1-888-4BRITAX (888-427-4829).

Model(s): Advantage convertible child restraint Model E9022

Production Dates: March 5, 2001, to July 26, 2001

Noncompliance: The tether brackets used during the affected period may allow one of the tether attachments to separate from the seat shell in a vehicle crash. Separation of one of the tether brackets from the seat shell could cause increased head excursion. These seats do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Corrective Action: Britax will send out a metal ring replacement kit along with repair instructions to its customers free of charge. Customers can contact Britax at 704-409-1700 prompt 2 for questions and issues and to request the free replacement kit.

NHTSA No.: 01E-058 [Britax Safety Recall No. 100101]

Source: National Highway Traffic safety Administration Child Seat Safety Recall Campaign Listing January 1990 Through December 6, 2001.


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Voluntary Recall Announced by Safeline Kids, October 16, 2001

For immediate release
Contact: Christopher Messervy, Safeline Kids, Inc.
Date: 10/16/01
Telephone: 303-457-4440

Safeline Kids, Inc., of Northglenn, Colorado, announces the voluntary recall of specific Sit'n'Stroll child restraints because they were inadvertently shipped without a required airbag warning label and/or incorrectly recommended the appropriate weight for a child in the rear-facing position. Safeline Kids, Inc. is working in full cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to notify owners of the affected units.

Notification of Missing Air Bag Warning Label

Approximately 902 Sit'n'Stroll child restraints, model # 3240, manufactured during a two month period between June 9, l997 and August 9, 1997 are missing a required air bag warning label on the seat pad. The air bag label warns consumers not to place the child restraint in the rear-facing position in any vehicle seat with an airbag.

Consumers are asked to check the manufacturing date in one of two places: the label on the side of the child restraint or molded in plastic on the upper back area of the unit. If the manufacturing date does not fall within the time period or the current car seat pad has an air bag warning label, then the car seat is not recalled. If the car seat pad does not have an air bag warning label and falls within the time period, Safeline Kids, Inc., will replace the pad with one that has the air bag warning label, free of charge. Registered owners affected by this recall will be sent notification and instructions.

Notification of Incorrect Weight Recommendation

Sit'n'Stroll child restraints, model # 3240, manufactured between November l996 and June 1999 incorrectly recommend the rear-facing position for children weighing up to 25 pounds instead of 22 pounds as allowed by federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Consumers are asked to check the manufacturing date in one of two places: the label on the side of the child restraint or molded in plastic on the upper back area of the unit. If the unit was manufactured during this time, Safeline Kids, Inc. will send replacement labels recommending the use of the product in the rear facing position up to 22 pounds, free of charge. Registered owners affected by this information recall will automatically be sent notification including new labels.

Parents should continue to use this product but it should not be used in any vehicle seat with an airbag or with a child weighing more than 22 pounds in the rear-facing position. Please note the Sit'n'Stroll child restraint is recommended for use up to 40 pounds in the forward-facing position.

Consumers can contact Safeline Kids toll free at 800-829-1625 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. MST Monday through Friday, email at service@safelinekids.com or write to 475 W. 115th Ave, Suite 3, Northglenn, Colorado, USA, to receive replacement seat pads or labels. Upon request, replacement labels will also be available for retailers, car seat safety organizations, car seat technicians and other interested parties.

Safeline Kids, Inc. is dedicated to providing safe products for children and complying with all mandatory and voluntary governmental and industry guidelines and regulations.

Source: Safeline Kids

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01E-052 and 01E-053

SAFELINE KIDS, INC. (800)-829-1625

Models: Sit'n'Stroll Rear-facing and Forward-facing Convertible car seats Model 3240

Production Dates: November 1, 1996, and June 30, 1999

Defect: The seats fail to comply the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No., 213 "Child Restraint Systems." The child seat was recommended for usage in the rear-facing seating configuration by children not weighing more than 25 pounds.

Corrective Action: Safeline Kids will send new labels to registered owners to be placed over the existing labels which will recommend that a child not weighing more than 22 pounds be placed in the rear-seating configuration.

NHTSA No.: 01E-052

Models: Sit'n'Stroll Rear-facing and Forward-facing Convertible car seats Model 3240

Production Dates: June 9, 1997 - August 9, 1997

Defect: These seats fail to comply the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No., 213 "Child Restraint Systems." The air bag warning label was omitted from the seat cover.

Corrective Action: Safeline Kids will send a new seat cover that has the required air bag warning label to owners free of charge.

NHTSA No.: 01E-053

Source: National Highway Traffic safety Administration Child Seat Safety Recall Campaign Listing January 1990 Through October 17, 2001. (Listing posted October 17, 2001)


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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01E027000

Peg Perego USA, INC.

Models: Primo Viaggo infant car seat (Part Nos. CS00MU1MR41TF41 and CS00MU1MR41WD41), Primo Viaggo infant car seat with base (Part Nos. CS00US1BP41GS45, CS00US1BP41TV41, CS00US1NP41TR34, CS00US1PF41NF49, CS00US1PF41RA41, CS00US8BP53DV53, CS00US8BP53RS53, CS00US8BP53RU53, and CS00US8BP53SK13), Pliko Travel System (stroller bundled as a single product) (Part Nos. LV34USLBP41TV41, LV34USLRC41GS46, LV34USNBP53DV53, and LV34USNBP53SK13), Primo Viaggo System (stroller bundled as a single product) (Part Nos. ST33USLBP41TV41, ST33USNBP53DV53, ST38USLPF41NF49, and ST38USNRU53NF45).

Production Dates:

Defect: The bottom latch mechanism of the seat on the left side does not completely engage the latching rod on a small percentage of the car seats due to the improper positioning of the metal reinforcing bracket of the latch mechanism during manufacturer.

Corrective Action: Peg Perego will notify its customers of the defect and provide instructions on how to identify affected seats and perform the repair.

NHTSA No.: 01E-027

Note to Consumers: The telephone number listed above is a temporary line that can be used to obtain more information about this safety recall. However, please be advised that this line can only handle a limited number of calls and the hold time can be up to 20 minutes. Peg Perego is working quickly with the telephone company and will have established an 800 number dedicated to addressing this recall by Monday, July 2, 2001.

Source: National Highway Traffic safety Administration Child Seat Safety Recall Campaign Listing January 1990 Through June 26, 2001. (Listing posted June 26, 2001)


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Car Seat Recall Announced by Century Products, June 18, 2001

In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Century Products announces a recall of 6,509 convertible child seats equipped with an A-lok assembly shipped between April 10, and May 10, 2001.

The models are: Encore (44612 GTN and 4662 WSC01); Bravo (44622 LTG, 44630 LTH, 44631 PFN and 44662 WSC); Accel (45100 CHT, 45100 MTE, 45100 STH, 45200 MXM, 45600 JTI, 45600 MTE, 45600 MTO, 45600 MXM, 45600 SAF, 45700 GSD, and 45700 LFT); and SmartMove (44709 MTE and 44709 SVR).

The harness adjustment locking mechanism on the affected restraint system models may allow the harness webbing to slip through the device during a serious motor vehicle collision when the convertible restraint system is in the forward facing mode. The child may not be properly restrained, possibly resulting in serious injury or death.

Consumers with Century car seats manufactured between April 9, 2001 and May 10, 2001 should contact Century at 1 800 575 6097 regarding the arrangements to replace the car seat. Consumers should have the model name, model number and date of manufacture of the car seat when making the call to the company. The information is located on the label adhered to the car seat.

Source: Century Products www.centuryproducts.com


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CPSC, NHTSA, Evenflo Announce Recall to Repair Evenflo® Joyride® Car Seats/Carriers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Evenflo Co. Inc. of Vandalia, Ohio, is recalling about 3.4 million Joyride® infant car seats/carriers. When the seat is used as an infant carrier, the handle can unexpectedly release, causing the seat to flip forward. When this happens, an infant inside the carrier can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.

There have been 240 reports, in the United States, of handles unexpectedly releasing, resulting in 97 injuries. These reports include skull fractures, concussions, a broken leg, and numerous scratches and bruises.

"Evenflo is offering a free repair to prevent the seat from flipping forward," said CPSC Chairman Ann Brown. "It's an easy repair to make, and it is designed to protect your baby from a very serious injury."

"Riding in a car seat in the vehicle's rear seat is the safest way to transport young children in a motor vehicle," said NHTSA Executive Director Bob Shelton. "The recall announced today is related to only using the seat as a carrier and not to how the seat performs while in a car. Parents can continue to use these carriers as car seats."

The recall involves all Evenflo Joyride® car seat/carriers, which are white or gray plastic with seat pads of various colors and patterns. "Evenflo Joyride Car Seat/Carrier" is written on the outside of the handle locks. The seats have model numbers beginning with 203, 205, 210, 435 or 493, which can be found on a label underneath or on the side of the car seat/carrier.

Juvenile product, mass merchandise and major discount stores nationwide sold the car seats/carriers from January 1988 through December 1998 for about $30 when sold alone, $48 when sold as a Travel Tandem® (with a detachable convenience base), and $89 when sold with a matching stroller.

Evenflo will provide consumers with a free easy-to-install repair kit that helps secure the handle. Consumers should not carry the seat by the handle until it has been repaired. CPSC, NHTSA and Evenflo remind caregivers to always restrain infants according to the instructions when in the car seat/carrier.

To receive a free repair kit, call Evenflo toll-free at (800) 557-3178 anytime, or visit the website at http://www.joyridecarseat.com. Consumers should have the car seat in front of them when they call or access the website. Consumers with questions about this recall campaign should call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or visit CPSC's website at www.cpsc.gov. Information also is available at the NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at (888) DASH-2-DOT (327-4236) or visit NHTSA's website at www.nhtsa.gov.

The recall results from a cooperative investigation conducted by NHTSA and CPSC, which has led to several recalls in the industry for similar problems. To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a link from your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site, link to the following address: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01137.html.

Source: US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of Information and Public Affairs, Press Release # 01-137, May 1, 2001.


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