Most Recent Child Restraint Recall Announcements and Safety Notices

Updated: August 19, 2014

Date of Release or Posting Manufacturer Model
August 19, 2014 Recaro ProSport
July 1, 2014 Graco SnugRide, SnugRide Classic Connect, SnugRide 30, SnugRide Classic Connect 30, SnugRide 35, SnugRide Classic Connect 35, SnugRide Click Connect 40, and Aprica A30
April 16, 2014 Baby Trend TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1
April 7, 2014 Evenflo Chase Factory Select, Chase LX, Chase Select, Chase DLX, Express Factory Select, Maestro, Maestro Factory Select, Momentum 65, Momentum 65 DLX, Secure Kid 100, Secure Kid 300, Secure Kid 400, Secure Kid LX, Secure Kid LX Factory Select, Snugli All-in-One, Snugli Booster, SureRide DLX, Symphony, Symphony 65 DLX, Symphony DLX, Symphony LX, Symphony 65 E3, Titan 65, Titan 65 Factory Select
March 19, 2014 Graco Argos 70, Argos 70 Elite, Classic Ride 50, Comfort Sport, Cozy Cline, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, My Ride 65, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, My Ride w/Safety Surround, My Size 70, Nautilus, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Elite, Nautilus Plus, Ready Ride, SafeSeat - Step 2, Size 4 Me 70, Smart Seat, and Smart Seat with Safety Surround
February 20, 2014 Graco Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride 70, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, Size4Me 70, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Ready Ride, Smart Seat, Smart Seat with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Elite, Nautilus Plus, Argos 70, and Argos 70 Elite.
January 3, 2014 Combi USA Coccoro, Zeus 360, & Zeus Turn
October 24, 2013 Orbit Baby Car Seat Base G2
September 12, 2013 Dorel (Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st) Safety 1st Complete Air LX/SE, Alpha Omega Elite and Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
November 6, 2012 Britax Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, and Advocate 70-G3
October 11, 2012 Evenflo Big Kid Booster
May 7, 2012 Dorel (Cosco, Safety 1st) Comfy Carry, Onboard35
January 27, 2012 Britax Chaperone

You can view archived recall announcements and notices from 2001 through 2011.


Recaro

Manufacturer: Recaro Child Safety, LLC.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13C001000

Summary: Recaro Child Safety LLC (Recaro) is recalling certain Recaro ProSport model 385 child restraints, manufactured from June 16, 2010, through January 31, 2013. When the affected child seats are installed with the LATCH lower anchors only (without the top tether), the child's head can move excessively, increasing the risk of injury. As such, these seats fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Consequence: In the event of a crash, the child restraint could fail to protect the child from contacting interior surfaces of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy: Recaro will notify registered owners and will provide, at no cost, a label to affix over the existing information label and a complete set of new instructions informing owners to discontinue use of the LATCH system when the weight of the child reaches 40 pounds. Owners may contact Recaro at 1-888-973-2276.

Source: Adapted from NHTSA safercar.gov

IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

RECARO Child Safety, LLC has determined that the RECARO ProSPORT child restraints manufactured from June 16th, 2010 to January 31st, 2013 fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 571.213 Child Restraint Systems.

The ProSPORT failed to meet required head excursion limits set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) when tested with a 52 pound, 6-year old dummy and installed with a LATCH belt only, no top tether. Not using the top tether could result in an increased risk of head impact in the event of a crash and also contradicts the ProSPORT instruction manual that came with these child restraints.

In the repair kit, you will find a label, instructions on how to affix the label, and a new instruction manual to repair your child restraint. The label and instruction manual advise owners not only to ALWAYS use the top tether when using the ProSPORT with a 5-point harness, but also to discontinue using the lower anchors/LATCH strap when a child reaches 40 pounds. The combined weight of the child and the ProSPORT should not exceed 65 pounds, as newly required by NHTSA in the FMVSS 213 standard for seats manufactured after February 27th, 2014. Discontinuing the use of LATCH when a child reaches 40 pounds updates an older ProSPORT to the new 2014 FMVSS 213 standard, and eliminates the risk posed by installation with LATCH belt only, no tether.

If you have any questions regarding the recall or this repair kit, please email info-usa@recaro-cs.com or call our customer service team at 1-888-9RECARO.

Source: Adapted from : The ProSPORT - RECARO Child Safety Seat Notification August 19th, 2014 letter to consumers


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Graco

ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Graco is recalling harness buckles used on approximately 1.9 million infant car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013. Some consumers reported having difficulty or having been unable to open the buckle, which was the reason for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) investigation and the outcome announced today. As a solution, Graco will provide a free replacement buckle.

Although there have been no reported injuries associated with this issue, Graco encourages consumers to order a buckle replacement kit and install the new buckle as soon as it arrives. While waiting for replacement kits, parents and caregivers should always continue to use an appropriate car seat. If no alternative is available, the affected car seats may be safely used until replacement buckles are available. Consumers can verify if their infant car seat is affected by this recall and order a replacement kit by entering the model name and date of manufacture on GracoBuckleRecall.com or calling (877) 766-7470. This information can be found on the white label located on the bottom of the infant car seat carrier. Graco will provide a free replacement buckle to any consumer who has an infant car seat not included in this recall, but would like to update their buckle to Graco's current buckle design.

For more information, consumers can visit our website at GracoBuckleRecall.com or contact our customer service team at (877) 766-7470 or consumerservices@gracobaby.com. Source: PRNewswire

Source: Adapted from PRNewswire

Harness Buckle Recall - 2014 Announcement

As part of our continuous product testing and improvement process, Graco identified that some of the harness buckles used on our infant and toddler car seats sold in the United States are difficult to open. In response, we are recalling the harness buckles used on select infant, toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats.

There have been no reported injuries related to this issue or the safe use of the car seats. Graco will continue to offer a free replacement buckle to any consumer who has a toddler car seat or infant car seat not included in this recall, but would like to update their buckle to Graco’s current buckle design.

If your car seat is affected by the safety notice, or if you're experiencing difficulty with your current harness buckle, Graco offers a new and improved replacement harness buckle to consumers at no cost. We would like to stress that our car seats are safe and effective in restraining children. You can continue to use your car seat while waiting for your new buckle.

Check your car seat model name and date of manufacture. Check your model name and date against affected models list below:

  • Model Name (Dates Produced)
  • SnugRide, SnugRide Classic Connect (March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2013)
  • SnugRide 30, SnugRide Classic Connect 30 (July 1, 2010 through January 31, 2013)
  • SnugRide 35, SnugRide Classic Connect 35 (May 1, 2011 through January 31, 2013)
  • SnugRide Click Connect 40 (June 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012)
  • Aprica A30 (July 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012)

Source: Adapted from Graco Recall - 2014 Announcement


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Baby Trend

Manufacturer: Baby Trend, Inc.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14C002000

Synopsis : Baby Trend, Inc. (Baby Trend) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 child restraints, models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean), manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013. The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button. It may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required. Baby Trend will notify registered owners and will provide replacement buckles when they become available. Owners may contact Baby Trend at 1-800-328-7363 or visit their website at www.babytrend.com.

Source: Adapted from NHTSA safercar.gov

2014 TrendZ FastBack 3-in-1 Car Seat

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determined, through its own investigation, that certain AmSafe Signature, QT harness buckles, when engaged, may not easily unlatch. Based on the NHTSA investigation and because we stand by our number one priority of safety, Baby Trend is voluntarily recalling similar buckles used on the TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 car seat.

Only the following two Models are involved: TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 Car Seat by Baby Trend Models: FB60070 & FB60408. These seats were produced between 10/2011-7/2013.

As noted, these two select models use a harness crotch buckle which may become resistant to unlatching over time, due to exposure to various contaminants (like food and drinks) that are present in everyday use of the car seat. This condition may make it difficult to remove a child from the vehicle. There is no such risk if the buckle is functioning normally. These car seats meet all requirements for crash safety under the federal FMVSS 213 safety standard. If you are not experiencing difficulty unlatching the buckle, you can continue to use the seat to safely transport your child.

Most importantly, Baby Trend has received zero reports of injuries to children in connection with the use of this buckle on the seats that are subject to this recall.

Baby Trend is providing customers who own the TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 Car Seat (Models: FB60070 & FB60408) a remedy kit, free of charge. The remedy kit includes a replacement buckle and instructions on how to install the new buckle. The remedy kit can be ordered by calling Baby Trend customer service at 1-800-328-7363 and will start to ship the week of May 12th. Baby Trend is conducting this voluntary recall in coordination with the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA"). Source: Adapted from Baby Trend Recall Announcement [http://www.babytrend.com/safety_notices.html]

Source: Adapted from Baby Trend Recall Announcement


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Evenflo

Manufacturer: Evenflo Company, Inc.

SUMMARY: Evenflo Company, Inc. (Evenflo) is recalling certain convertible and harnessed child restraints, models Momentum 65 (including LX and DLX), Chase (including LX, DLX, and Select), Maestro (including Performance), Symphony (including 65, LX, 65 E3, and DLX), Snugli All-In-One, Snugli Booster, Titan 65, SureRide DLX, and Secure Kid (including LX, DLX, 100, 300, and 400). The affected seats have model number prefixes of 306, 308, 310, 329, 345, 346, 371 or 385. The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In the convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats, the buckle may become stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button.

CONSEQUENCE: It may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.

REMEDY: Evenflo will notify registered owners in April 2014. The company will start providing replacement buckles along with installation instructions in April 2014. Owners may contact Evenflo at 1-800-490-7591 or online at www.buckle.evenflo.com.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14C003000

Source: Adapted from NHTSA safercar.gov

Harness Buckle Recall

Evenflo has decided to recall select 2011-2014 convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats, identified below by name, model number prefix and date of manufacture.

Model Name Affected Model Number Prefix Dates of Manufacture
Momentum 65, Momentum 65 LX and Momentum 65 DLX 385 3/4/2013 - 8/26/2013
Chase, Chase LX and Chase Select 306 8/23/2011 - 3/3/2014
Chase LX and Chase DLX 329 8/23/2011 - 3/3/2014
Maestro and Maestro Performance 310 8/22/2011 - 10/17/2013
Symphony 65, Symphony 65 E3, Symphony LX, Symphony DLX and Snugli All-in-One 345 or 346 10/2/2012 - 8/26/2013
Titan 65 and SureRide DLX 371 6/20/2012 - 10/17/2013
Secure Kid LX, Secure Kid DLX, Secure Kid 100, Secure Kid 300, Secure Kid 400 and Snugli Booster 308 12/13/2011 - 3/3/2014

These models use a harness crotch buckle which may become resistant to unlatching over time, due to exposure to various contaminants (like food and drinks) that are present in everyday use of the convertible car seat or harnessed booster by toddlers. This condition may make it difficult to remove a child from the vehicle. Evenflo has received no reports of injuries to children in connection with the use of this buckle on the seats that are subject to this recall.

Evenflo is providing to consumers who own affected seats a remedy kit, free of charge, that includes a replacement buckle and instructions for the installing the new buckle. Owners should visit www.buckle.evenflo.com or call 1-800-490-7591 to identify if their seat is affected and to order the remedy kit.

Source: Adapted from Evenflo Recall Announcement


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Graco

Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products, Inc.

On February 7, 2014, Graco Children's Products, Inc. (Graco) informed NHTSA that it would be recalling model year 2009 through 2013 toddler and booster child restraints, models Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride w/Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smart Seat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite, and Argos 70.

On March 7, 2014, Graco informed NHTSA it would be including an additional 403,222 seats in this recall, including certain model year 2006 through 2014 Argos 70 Elite, Ready Ride, Step 2, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Smart Seat with Safety Surround. The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button which may make it difficult to remove the child from the restraint in an emergency.

As a solution, Graco offers a new and improved replacement harness buckle to any consumer who may be experiencing difficulty with their harness buckle at no cost. Registered owners will be notified beginning around early April 2014, and offered the free replacement buckle. All other owners may contact Graco at 1-800-345-4109 (toll-free) or 1-330-869-7225, or online at www.consumerservices@gracobaby.com.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14C001000

Source: Adapted from NHTSA safercar.gov and Graco Recall Announcement.


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Graco

Manufacturer: Graco Children's Products, Inc.

Summary: Graco Children's Products, Inc. (Graco) is recalling certain child restraints because the harness buckle could get stuck in the latched position, making it difficult to remove the child from the restraint.

Consequence: It may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency, in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.

Remedy: Graco will provide replacement harness buckles to consumers. Contact Graco Customer Service at 800-345-4109 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.) or consumerservices@gracobaby.com.

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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14C001000

Source: Adapted from NHTSA safercar.gov and Graco Recall Announcement.


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Combi USA

RECALL Subject : Child Restraint Webbing/FMVSS 213

Manufacturer: Combi USA, Inc.

Summary: Combi USA, Inc. (Combi) is recalling certain model 8220 (Coccoro) child restraints manufactured January 6, 2009, through December 5, 2012; model 8836 (Zeus 360) child restraints manufactured February 25, 2009, through May 24, 2012; and model 8815 (Zeus Turn) manufactured from July 15, 2007, through March 25, 2009. The harness webbing fails to meet minimum breaking strength requirements. Thus, these child seats fail to comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Consequence: In the event of a crash, a child may not be remain adequately secured, increasing the risk of injury. Remedy: Combi will notify registered owners and provide free harness replacement kits along with repair instructions. The recall is expected to begin by February 6, 2014. Owners may contact Combi at 1-800-543-7734 or visit their website at www.combi-intl.com. The seats can continue to be used until the kits are made available.

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. Source: NHTSA safercar.gov

Source: Adapted from NHTSA safercar.gov

SAFETY RECALL NOTICE Recall No. 13C-002

Combi USA, Inc. has decided that certain Coccoro, Zeus Turn and Zeus 360 child restraints, do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, Child Restraint Systems. Affected models are: Coccoro Model 8220 manufactured between January 6, 2009 - December 5, 2012; Zeus Turn Model 8815 manufactured between July 15, 2007 - March 25, 2009; and Zeus 360 Model 8836 manufactured between February 25, 2009 - May 24, 2012.

The Coccoro, Zeus Turn and Zeus 360 child restraints, when tested as a complete child restraint system, do fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Standard 213. However, the webbing used on the harness of the affected child restraints has an embedded plastic button that keeps the buckle tongues from sliding into the recesses of the restraint. The webbing with the embedded plastic button, when tested independently from the child restraint system, does not meet the minimum breaking strength in accordance with Federal Motor Vehicle Standard No. 213.

Combi has received no reports of accidents or injuries. No other car restraint models are affected.

Combi is providing a free remedy kit to registered owners. Consumers are encouraged to continue use of the Coccoro, Zeus Turn and Zeus 360 child restraints while awaiting the remedy kit being sent to all registered owners of affected models.

Source: Adapted from Combi Consumer Notification Letter


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Orbit Baby

Orbit Baby Announces A Voluntary Recall Of Specific Orbit Baby Car Seat Bases G2

NEWARK, Calif., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbit Baby, Inc., is announcing a voluntary recall of the Orbit Baby Car Seat Base G2 (Model No. ORB822000). In some instances the StrongArm knob on the affected Car Seat Base G2, used to securely tighten the base into the vehicle, may detach or spin without tightening the base, preventing the installation of the Car Seat Base G2 in accordance with the instruction manual. The car seat bases affected were manufactured between March 20, 2013 to July 20, 2013 with one of the following Batch Numbers: A0840, A0860 and A0880. No other base Batch Numbers are affected by this recall. The Infant Car Seat G2 is not affected by this recall and can continue to be used without the Car Seat Base G2 in accordance with the instruction manual.

Orbit Baby has not received any report of injuries. This is a voluntary recall that the company is conducting in the abundance of caution. This issue does not affect the performance of the Infant Car Seat G2 when used without the Car Seat Base G2. This issue also does not affect the performance of any Orbit Baby car seats if the Car Seat Base G2 is securely installed in accordance with the instruction manual.

To address this issue, Orbit Baby will make a repair kit available. A consumer can confirm whether a Car Seat Base G2 (Model No. ORB822000) is affected by verifying the "Date Manufactured" (between March 20, 2013 and July 20, 2013) and the Batch Number (A0840, A0860 and A0880). The label with the "Date Manufactured" and Batch Number is found on the back of the base upright. To obtain a repair kit as soon as it is available or for any questions, consumers can contact Orbit Baby Customer Service at 1-877-672-2229. Any affected Car Seat Base G2 should not be returned to the retailer.

For the most updated information on this recall please visit: www.orbitbaby.com/safety-update Consumers who have not yet registered their product should contact Orbit Baby Customer Service at 1-877-672-2229 or visit www.orbitbaby.com/support/register to register their product.

Source: Adapted from PRNewswire Release


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Dorel (Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st)

Summary: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling certain Safety 1st Complete Air LX (models CC050xxx), Safety 1st Complete Air SE (models CC051xxx), and Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite (models 22187xxx , 22465xxx ,CC033xxx , and CC046xxx), and Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1 convertible (models 22790xxx , and CC046xxx) child restraint systems manufactured from July 20, 2010, through May 18, 2011. [Note: The 'xxx' at the end of each model number represents different color options that each seat could be.] The rear facing belt path installation arrows are incorrect and could be potentially construed as pointing toward the forward facing vehicle belt path location. Therefore, the affected seats fail to conform to the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Consequence: If the child seat is not installed properly, the child may be injured in the event of a crash.

Remedy: DJG will notify registered owners and provide free label kits consisting of modified labels which will correct the potential inconsistent information and instructions as to the proper installation of the restraint, free of charge. Owners may call DJG toll-free at 1-877-675-2355 or visit http://www.djgusa.com/USA/eng/ and then click on the "Safety Notices" button at the top.

Notes: In June 2011, DJG petitioned NHTSA that the noncompliance was inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. In August 2013, NHTSA denied the petition and instructed DJG to conduct a recall campaign. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11C002000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

Dorel Safety Notices

9/12/2013

Dorel Juvenile Announces a Safety Recall of Certain Safety 1st and Eddie Bauer Child Restraint Systems

Dorel Juvenile has determined that certain child restraint systems manufactured from July 20, 2010 through May 18, 2011 do not fully comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. A color coordinated ease of use label depicting the rear-facing mode instruction was positioned on the incorrect side of the base. The arrows on this label point towards the forward-facing belt path instead of the rear-facing belt path which could potentially cause confusion to the consumer.

Dorel Juvenile is issuing a safety recall for certain Safety 1st and Eddie Bauer brand child restraints manufactured from July 20, 2010 through May 18, 2011. There is a potential for the consumer to be misled or confused when installing the child restraint in the rear-facing mode. We have received no complaints from consumers and just one comment from an interested party. Additionally there have been no incidents or injuries because of this labeling placement.

If you own one of the seats listed below, please call our Recall Hotline at 1-877-675-2355, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5:00PM EST or email us at rfbaselabel@djgusa.com. The affected seats should not be returned to the retailer.

The models affected are manufactured from July 10, 2010 through May 18, 2011 and include Convertible child restraints Alpha Omega Elite, Deluxe 3 in 1, Complete Air LX and Complete Air SE.

Model No, CRS Description
22187ANL, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22187REM, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22187REMA, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22187SAR, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22187SARA, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22465FSM, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22790CGT, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC033BMT, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
CC043ANK, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
CC043ANL, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
CC043AQS, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
CC046AAI, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC046AAU, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC046CTA, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC046SNW, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC046WPR, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC050AJH, Safety 1st Complete Air LX
CC050ANY, Safety 1st Complete Air LX
CC050ANZ, Safety 1st Complete Air LX
CC050AOQ, Safety 1st Complete Air LX
CC051AIR, Safety 1st Complete Air SE

Dorel Juvenile encourages parents to obtain their repair kit as soon as possible. Parents may continue to use the child restraint system as directed in their instruction manual.

Dorel Juvenile sincerely regrets any inconvenience this situation may have caused you.

Source: Dorel Juvenile Group Safety Notices


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Britax

Make: Britax Advocate 70 G3, Britax Boulevard 70 G3, Britax Pavilion 70 G3

Defect: Certain convertible child restraints manufactured from June 2012 through August 2012 were manufactured with a softer chest pad material that may be bitten or chewed into pieces by a child using the seat. (Models Boulevard 70 G3, Advocate 70 G3, and Pavilion 70 G3, Model Numbers: E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9LJ91S, E9LJ92E, E9LJ93P, E9LJ93S, E9LK91A, E9LK31A, E9LK31Q, E9LK32D, E9LK32Z, E9LK33Q, E9LL11A, E9LL11Q, E9LL12D, E9LL12Z, E9LG81A, E9LG83N, E9LG83P, E9LG83X, E9LG83Y, E9LL21A, E9LL23P, E9LL23Y)

Consequence: If the child bites off a piece of the softer pad, it could be a choking hazard, resulting in injury or death.

Corrective Action: Britax will provide owners with replacement HUGS pads that are made from a firmer material and instructions on how to replace the pads free of charge. To view a video on how to remove and replace the HUGS chest pads visit www.BritaxUSA.com/support/safety-notices. Owners may remove the HUGS pads and continue using the seat until replacement pads are received. Owners may contact Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829 with questions or to request replacement pads in the event their restraint is not already registered with Britax.

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

NHTSA No.: 12C004000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

Britax

Britax is recalling certain Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, and Advocate 70-G3 Convertible Car Seats manufactured between June 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012 (Model #s E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9LJ91S, E9LJ92E, E9LJ93P, E9LJ93S, E9LK91A, E9LK31A, E9LK31Q, E9LK32D, E9LK32Z, E9LK33Q, E9LL11A, E9LL11Q, E9LL12D, E9LL12Z, E9LG81A, E9LG83N, E9LG83P, E9LG83X, E9LG83Y, E9LL21A, E9LL23P, E9LL23Y).

The affected Boulevard 70-G3, Pavilion 70-G3, and Advocate 70-G3 Convertible Car Seats were manufactured with the enhanced harness system that incorporates a softer more pliable, non-toxic HUGS pad intended to provide increased performance and comfort. Britax has received reports that some children bite or chew on the pads and have bitten off small pieces of the pads which could present a choking hazard, especially in infants.

Britax is providing with this notice a remedy kit that contains two replacement HUGS Pads that are made from a firmer material that will not break apart when children chew or bite the HUGS Pads and an instruction sheet for replacing the pads. Consumers can contact Britax's Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829 with questions concerning this notice or view the recall announcement online at www.BritaxUSA.com/support/safety-notices.

Source: Britax Website


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Evenflo

Make: Evenflo Big Kid Booster

Defect: Certain Evenflo Big Kid Factory Select booster seats, Model Nos. 30911173AD, 3091967AD, 30911118AD, and 30911120D, shipped between August 6, 2012, and September 18, 2012, fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." The subject seats were originally manufactured for purposes of retail display and were packaged without the instruction manual or the required registration card. However, the seats were inadvertently shipped to Evenflo's institutional customers (i.e. hospitals, government agencies) to be given to families. None of the affected units were sold at retail stores.

Consequence: Without the instruction manual the seat may be used improperly. Should the owner not file a registration with the child seat manufacturer due to lack of information on how to do so, they may not be notified of a safety recall. Either condition puts the child at an increased risk of possible injury in the event of a crash.

Corrective Action: The affected seats have a label stating: "DISPLAY ONLY - NOT INTENDED FOR SALE," located on the back of the booster seat headrest. Evenflo will mail owners who have received an affected Big Kid booster seat a remedy kit that includes a consumer registration card, an instruction manual, and an overlabel to cover the current label stating: "DISPLAY ONLY - NOT INTENDED FOR SALE." The remedy kit will be provided free of charge. Notification is expected to begin during October 2012. Owners may contact Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921 or at safety.evenflo.com.

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

NHTSA No.:12C003000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

Evenflo

Evenflo has decided that a limited number of Big Kid booster seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 because they were not packaged to include a consumer registration card and an instruction manual.

A small number of Big Kid units were originally manufactured solely for purposes of retail display, but were inadvertently shipped to Evenflo's institutional customers (i.e., hospitals and government agencies) to be given to families. None of the affected units were sold at retail. The affected Big Kid units have a label stating: "DISPLAY ONLY" NOT INTENDED FOR SALE, on the back of the booster seat headrest

Evenflo is providing at no charge to the consumers who have received affected Big Kid boosters a remedy kit that includes a consumer registration card, an instruction manual and an overlabel to cover the current label stating: "DISPLAY ONLY" NOT INTENDED FOR SALE. The remedy kit is available now by contacting Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921 or safety.evenflo.com.

Source: Evenflo Website


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Dorel Juvenile Group (Cosco Comfy Carry and Safety 1st Onboard35)

Make: Cosco Comfy Carry Infant Child Restraint, Safety 1st Onboard35 Infant Child Restraint

Defect: Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling certain Cosco Comfy Carry (model IC123FSM) and Safety 1st OnBoard35 (model IC124FSM) infant car seats manufactured from May 1, 2011 through April 25, 2012. The affected seats were sold without the base and therefore fail to provide the LATCH attachment assembly as required by FMVSS 213. The seats can be installed without the base using the vehicle seat belt.

Consequence: Without the LATCH system, the seat may be more difficult to properly secure and in the event of a vehicle crash, the child may not be adequately protected and is at an increased risk of injury.

Corrective Action: DJG will contact all registered owners and provide them with information on how to obtain a free infant base. Owners may contact DJG at 1-877-416-811 or by email at infantlatchrecall@djgusa.com.

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.:12C002000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

DJG

Dorel Juvenile Group is conducting a voluntary recall of certain Cosco Comfy Carry (model IC123FSM) and Safety 1st OnBoard35 (model IC124FSM) infant car seats manufactured from May 1, 2011 through April 25, 2012. The affected seats were sold without a base and therefore fail to provide the LATCH attachment assembly as required by FMVSS 213. The seats can be installed without the base using the vehicle seat belt.

DJG will contact all registered owners and provide them with information on how to obtain a free infant base with LATCH. Until consumers receive their free base with LATCH they can continue to use their infant child restraint as described in the instruction manual. The affected infant child restraints should not be returned to where it was obtained. Consumers can contact DJG at 1-877-416-8111 Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM or by email at infantlatchrecall@djgusa.com.

Source: DJG Website


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Britax Chaperone

Make: Britax Chaperone

Defect: Britax is recalling certain Britax Chaperone infant car seats (model numbers E9L692J, E9L692K, E9L692L, and E9L692M) manufactured between September 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011. The harness adjuster can detach from the seat shell.

Consequence: Should the harness adjuster detach from the seat, the child may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury or death.

Corrective Action: Britax will notify registered owners and provide repair kits free of charge. The safety recall and mailing of the kits is expected to begin on or about February 6, 2012. Owners may contact Britax at 1-888-427-4829 OR VISIT www.britaxusa.com.

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.: 12C001000

Source: NHTSA Child Restraint Recall Campaign listing

Britax

Britax is conducting a voluntary safety recall of Chaperone Infant Car Seats manufactured between September 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011 ( Model #s E9L692J, E9L692K, E9L692L, and E9L692M)

On the Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat, the harness adjuster ensures that the harness straps can be properly tightened and secured over the infant's shoulders and is attached to the infant car seat shell. The rivet used to attach the harness adjuster to the shell may have been improperly installed. As a result, the harness adjuster may detach from the shell. Should the harness adjuster detach from the infant car seat shell the harness straps will not properly secure the child resulting in increased risk of injury in a vehicle crash.

If the harness adjuster on your Chaperone Infant Car Seat detaches, please discontinue use of the product immediately and contact the Customer Service Department at 1- 888-427-4829. Britax is providing a remedy kit including a harness adjuster clip and instructions for properly installing it.

Source: Britax Website


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