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Child Seat Recalls


Child Safety Seat RecallsProtecting Your Children the Right Way
Although 96 percent of parents who use child safety seats, booster seats and safety belts to protect their children think they are doing it correctly, check ups continually show that 4 out of 5 unintentionally make mistakes that could result in their child being injured or killed in a crash. 

The National Transportation Safety Board has called upon automakers and others to establish permanent child safety seat fitting stations so that every parent may have every opportunity to be sure that every child is riding safely in every vehicle.  To find a child safety seat fitting station in your area visit www.seatcheck.org or call 1-866-SEAT CHECK.

The National Transportation Safety Board has also called upon the 50 States to enact laws to require that all children up to 8 years old use child restraint systems and booster seats and that all children age 12 and younger ride in the rear seat.

Today, all 50 States and the District of Columbia have child restraint laws.  However, only 18 States and the District of Columbia require children up to 8 years old to use child restraint systems and boosters seats as recommended.  To find out what your State laws is visit www.usa.safekids.org.  
 

Use the Correct Child Restraint System for Your Child’s Age and Size

  1. Keep your child in a rear-facing seat until your child is at least 1 year old and at least 20 pounds.
  2. Use a forward-facing seat with a harness after your child has outgrown their rear-facing seat.  Your child should stay in this seat until they weigh approximately 40 pounds or their ears reach the top of the seat.
  3. Use a booster seat when your child has outgrown the forward-facing seat.  Be sure to check the height and weight limits for the seat you own.  Your child needs to use a booster seat from about 4 to 8 years old or until your child reaches about 4 feet, 9 inches.
  4. Keep your child in a booster seat until the adult lap-and-shoulder belt fits properly.  The seat belt should lie across the chest between the neck and arm and the lap belt must be across the upper thighs, not the soft stomach.
  5. An adult lap-and-shoulder belt can be used when your child is tall enough (usually about 4 feet, 9 inches) to sit against the back of the car’s seat with their legs bent at the knees with their feet hanging down.

Courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board

 

Child Seat Recalls
 


The following child seat recalls are the most recent releases reported by the NHTSA. For a complete list of recalls please visit NHTSA's Defects & Recalls page to search by manufacturer.

ALL OUR KIDS JUVENILE PRO

Models: 600, 602

Production Dates: April 1, 1993 - September 1, 1994

Noncompliance: THE NYLON FABRIC IN THESE CHILD SAFETY RESTRAINTS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS" AND FMVSS NO. 302, "FLAMMABILITY OF INTERIOR MATERIALS."

Corrective Action: ALL OUR KIDS WILL TREAT THE FABRIC WITH FLAME RETARDANT AGENTS.


BABY TREND INC.

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 BEGAN ON AUGUST 11, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT BABY TREND TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-328-7363.


BABYHOOD INDUSTRIES, INC.

Models: 8200

Production Dates: January 1, 1992 - June 1, 1993

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: MODEL 8200 CAR SEAT MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 31, 1992 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1993. THESE CHILD SAFETY SEATS DO NOT MEET THE RELEASE FORCE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: THE BUCKLE COULD REQUIRE EXCESSIVE HAND PRESSURE TO RELEASE AND COULD HAMPER REMOVAL OF TH ECHILD IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.

Corrective Action: BABYHOOD WILL PROVIDE A MODIFIED BUCKLE TIP AND REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS DIRECTLY TO OWNERS OF THESE SEATS.

 

Models: 820

Noncompliance: THE CHILD RESTRAINT SEAT CUSHIONS DO NOT ADEQUATELY RESIST COMPRESSION - DEFLECTION OF THE SEAT OCCUPANT'S HEAD WHEN TESTED FOR CRASHWORTHINESS.

Consequence: THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THEREQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213. SEAT OCCUPANTS ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASED RISK OFINJURY IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE SEAT CUSHION WITH A CUSHION THAT MEETS THE COMPRESSION - DEFLECTION FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.


BASIC COMFORT, INC.


Models: GALAXY 2000, GALAXY 2000 WITH BACKS

Production Dates: November 25, 1998 - January 31, 1999

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: GALAXY 2000 BOOSTER SEAT WITH BACH (MODEL 961) AND GALAXY 2000 BOOSTER SEAT (MODEL 960). THESE SEATS WERE MANUFACTURED WITH DEFECTIVE POLYSTYRENE BACKS AND CUSHIONS WHICH WERE NOT SUBJECTED TO STEAM PRESSURE IN THE MOLDING PROCESS FOR AN ADEQUATE PERIOD OF TIME RESULTING IN THE INNER POLYSTYRENE BEADS NOT COMPLETELY BONDING. THESE SEATS DO NOT  COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDNO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: THE FINAL MATERIAL IS MORE POROUS THAN NORMAL (BRITTLE) AND WEAKER IN TENSILE STRENGTH. IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD SEAT BACKS AND CUSHIONS MAY EXPERIENCE IN A COMPLETE SEPARATION OF A LOAD BEARING PART OF THE BOOSTER SEAT.

Corrective Action: CONSUMERS WILL BE SENT FREE REPLACEMENT PARTS ALONG WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: 960, 961, GALAXY 2000

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: BOOSTER SEAT, MODELS 960 AND 961 (WITH BACK). THESE SEATS DO NOT MEET THE CHEST ACCELERATION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF THE SHOULDER BELT PORTION OF THE VEHICLE'S BUILT-IN SAFETY HARNESS SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN EXCESSIVE FORCES ON THE CHEST OF THE BOOSTER SEAT OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action: A REVISED INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKLET WILL BE PROVIDED TO OWNERS OF THESE BOOSTER SEATS.

 

Models: ACCEL, BRAVO, ENCORE

Production Dates: April 9, 2001 - May 10, 2001

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: CENTURY CONVERTIBLE CHILD SEATS EQUIPPED WITH A CENTRAL ADJUSTER DEVICE,"A-LOK" ASSEMBLY, PRODUCED  BETWEEN APRIL 9 AND MAY 10, 2001, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING MODELS: ENCORE (44612 GTN AND 4662 WSC 01); BRAVO (44622 LTG, 44630 LTH, 44631 PFN, AND 44662 WSC); ACCEL (45100 CHT, 45100 MTE, 45100 STH, 45200 LFT, 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 ADJUSTER DEVICE ALLOWS CONSUMERS TO TIGHTEN THE CHILD SEAT HARNESS STRAPS ON THE CHILD.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE A-LOKS ON THESE SEATS MAY ALLOW THE WEBBING TO SLIP 4 TO 6 INCHES, WHICH WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE SEAT OCCUPANT, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: CENTURY WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT SEAT FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 18, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GRACO CENTURY AT 1-800-837-4044. ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC.

Models: E9L5490 (FRONTIER), E9L54E7 (FRONTIER), E9L54H6 (FRONTIER), E9L54H7 (FRONTIER), E9L54M6 (FRONTIER)

Production Dates: April 1, 2008 - September 18, 2008

Defect: BRITAX IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONTIER CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODELS E9L54E7 (FRONTIER RED ROCK),E9L54H6 (FRONTIER RUSHMORE), E9L54H7 (FRONTIER PINK SKY), E9L54M6 (FRONTIER CANYON), AND E9L5490 (FRONTIER SAHARA), MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 1 AND SEPTEMBER 18, 2008. IF THE HARNESS STRAPS ARE LOOSENED USING ONE STRAP AT A TIME, THEN THE HARNESS STRAPS MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE METAL YOKE LOCATED ON THE BACK OF THE CHILD SEAT.

Consequence: SHOULD THE HARNESS STRAPS BECOME DETACHED, THE CHILD WILL NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: BRITAX WILL MAIL THE CONSUMER NOTICE AND REMEDY KITS TO ALL REGISTERED OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WHO HAVE NOT REGISTERED THEIR SEATS WITH BRITAX MUST CALL BRITAX AT 1-800-683-2045 AND REQUEST A KIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 17, 2008. INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS RELATED TO THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE POSTED ON THE BRITAX WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.BRITAXUSA.COM NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 17, 2008. OWNERS WITH OTHER QUESTIONS CAN CONTACT BRITAX AT 1-800-683-2045.

 

Models: E9L47 (DECATHLON)

Production Dates: February 12, 2005 - July 31, 2007

Defect: CERTAIN BRITAX DECATHLON CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL E9L47, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 12, 2005, THROUGH JULY 31, 2007. THE HARNESS ADJUSTER HOUSING CAN POP OUT OF POSITION WHICH MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO ADJUST THE HARNESS TO FIT SNUGGLY AROUND THE CHILD.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, A LOOSE HARNESS AROUND THE CHILD COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action: BRITAX WILL NOTIFY REGISTERED OWNERS AND PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT FREE OF CHARGE. REPAIR KITS WILL BE AVAILABLE BY AUGUST 17, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT BRITAX AT 1-800-683-2045 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.BRITAXUSA.COM.

 

Models: E9L39 (REGENT)

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

Noncompliance: CERTAIN BRITAX REGENT CLASSIC FORWARD-FACING ONLY YOUTH CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL E9L3998, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 18, 2006, AND JANUARY 18, 2007. THESE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS 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.

Consequence: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN KILLED OR INJURED IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES AND IN AIRCRAFT.

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). THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 23, 2007.

 

Models: E906 (MARATHON), E9L06 (MARATHON), E9W06 (MARATHON)

Production Dates: May 23, 2006 - July 28, 2006

Noncompliance: CERTAIN BRITAX MARATHON CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODELS E9L06, E9W06, AND E906, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 23 THROUGH JULY 28, 2006. 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.

Consequence: 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. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, THERE IS A RISK OF POTENTIAL INJURY TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: BRITAX WILL NOTIFY ALL REGISTERED OWNERS AND PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OCTOBER 22, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT BRITAX AT 1-800-683-2045 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.MARATHONRECALL.COM.

 

Models: E9W57 (BOULEVARD)

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

Noncompliance: CERTAIN BRITAX BOULEVARD CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL E9L57, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 1 THROUGH AUGUST 1, 2006. 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.

Consequence: 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.

Corrective Action: 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 EXT. 260. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 22, 2006.

 

Models: E9L14 (COMPANION)

Production Dates: October 31, 2003 - June 6, 2004

Noncompliance: CERTAIN BRITAX COMPANION REAR FACING INFANT ONLY CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL E9L14, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 27, 2003, AND JUNE 6, 2004. DUE TO AN INCORRECT ASSEMBLY OF SOME OF THE INFANT CARRIERS, TABS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CARRIER MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SEATED. THESE CHILD RESTRAINTS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE FRONTAL IMPACT CRASH REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CARRIER WOULD ROTATE BEYOND THE LIMIT REQUIRED BY LAW, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: BRITAX WILL NOTIFY ALL REGISTERED OWNERS AND INSTRUCT OWNERS TO INSPECT THE BOTTOM OF THE CARRIER FOR INCORRECT ASSEMBLY. IF THE CARRIER HAS AN INCORRECT ASSEMBLY, BRITAX WILL REPLACE THE CARRIER AND THE BASE FREE OF CHARGE. IF THE CARRIER HAS AN INCORRECT ASSEMBLY, OWNERS ARE ADVISED THAT THEY MAY CONTINUE USING THE CARRIER WITHOUT THE BASE UNTIL THEY RECEIVE A 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 WWW.BRITAXUSA.COM. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRITAX'S TOLL-FREE NUMBER AT 1-888-427-4829.

 

Models: E9031 (SUPER ELITE)

Production Dates: April 1, 2001 - August 31, 2002

Defect: CERTAIN BRITAX SUPER ELITE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL E9031, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 2001 AND AUGUST 2002. THE ADJUSTER ASSEMBLY CAN STICK IN THE OPEN POSITION WHICH MAY RESULT IN A LOOSE HARNESS.

Consequence: IF THE HARNESS IS LOOSE WHILE IN OPERATION, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY PROTECTED IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY.

Corrective Action: PARTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. REGISTERED OWNERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE SENT A REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS. IN THE MEANTIME, CUSTOMERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO USE THE SEAT BUT CHECK THAT THE HARNESS IS SECURE BEFORE EACH USE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 24, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BRITAX TOLL FREE AT 800-683-2045 OR VISIT BRITAX'S WEBSITE AT WWW.BRITAXUSA.COM.

 

Models: E9027 (TRAVELLER PLUS), E9L06 (MARATHON), E9L07 (WIZARD), E9L30 (HUSKY)

Production Dates: December 2, 2003 - July 23, 2004

Defect: BRITAX MARATHON, WIZARD, HUSKY, AND TRAVELLER PLUS CHILD RESTRAINTS. THE A-LOK ADJUSTER ASSEMBLY CAN  ALLOW SLIPPAGE OF THE WEBBING RESULTING IN LOOSENING OF THE HARNESS STRAPS.

Consequence: IF SLIPPAGE WERE TO OCCUR IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD COULD MOVE TOO FAR FORWARD, POSSIBLY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action: REGISTERED OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THIS CONDITION ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 11, 2004, ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO CHECK FOR SLIPPAGE AFTER EVERY USE. IF SLIPPAGE IS OCCURRING BEFORE REPLACEMENT STRAPS CAN BE MAILED, THE USE OF THE RESTRAINT SHOULD BE STOPPED AND CUSTOMERS SHOULD CONTACT BRITAX AT 1-800-683-2045 FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE. REGISTERED OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A REPLACEMENT ADJUSTER STRAP BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2004.

 

Models: E9L30 (HUSKY)

Production Dates: October 7, 2002 - December 8, 2003

Noncompliance: HUSKY CHILD RESTRAINTS MODEL E9L30 MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 7, 2002 TO DECEMBER 8, 2003. THESE SEATS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, 'CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.' RESTRAINTS WHEN INSTALLED WITH A LAP BELT AS DESCRIBED IN THE CURRENT USER'S MANUAL, FOR A LONG/SERPENTINE BELT PATH, COULD ALLOW THE CHILD'S HEAD TO MOVE FURTHER FORWARD THAN ALLOWED BY FMVSS NO. 213 IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD'S HEAD MAY STRIKE SOMETHING IN THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: REGISTERED OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH LABELS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE LABELS TO BE PLACED OVER THE CORRESPONDING INSTRUCTIONS IN THE CURRENT USERS GUIDE AND ON THE RESTRAINT COVER. NON-REGISTERED OWNERS MAY OBTAIN THE FREE REMEDY BY CALLING BRITAX AT 1-888-427-4829. NON-REGISTERED OWNERS ARE STRONGLY URGED TO REGISTER THEIR CHILD SEAT WITH THE MANUFACTURER IN CASE OF FUTURE SAFETY RECALLS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN JANUARY 13, 2004. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BRITAX AT 888-427-4829.

 

Models: E9031 (SUPER ELITE)

Production Dates: April 25, 2001 - February 15, 2002

Noncompliance: SUPER ELITE YOUTH RESTRAINTS, MODEL NO. E9031, WITH PRODUCTION DATES FROM APRIL 25, 2001, THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2002, FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, 'CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.' VEHICLE CRASH FORCES COULD CAUSE THE CHILD'S HEAD TO MOVE FURTHER FORWARD THAN ALLOWED BY THE STANDARD.

Consequence: THIS ADDITIONAL HEAD MOVEMENT COULD ALLOW A CHILD'S HEAD TO STRIKE SOMETHING IN THE VEHICLE, CAUSING INJURY.

Corrective Action: OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE REPLACEMENT HARNESS SYSTEM ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDING TPE PADS (ALSO KNOWN AS HUGS ' HARNESS ULTRA-GUARD SYSTEM). ALL CONSUMERS WHO RETURNED A REGISTRATION CARD TO BRITAX WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE THE FREE REPLACEMENT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGANS OCTOBER 3, 2003. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BRITAX'S TOLL-FREE NUMBER AT 1-888-427-4829.

 

Models: 101 (FREEWAY), 161 (ROUNDABOUT), E9000 (FREEWAY), E9022 (ADVANTAGE)

Production Dates: October 5, 2000 - October 5, 2001

Safety Improvement: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. CUSTOMARY ADVISORY: THIS ADVISORY PERTAINS TO BRITAX CHILD SEATS, MODELS FREEWAY #101, FREEWAY PLUS #E9000, ROUNDABOUT #E9002, ADVANTAGE #E9022, ROUNDABOUT W/HEAD PAD # E9033. IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE LARGE RED BUTTON MAY BE CONTACTED BY THE CHILD AND OPENED.

Consequence: IF THE BUCKLE BECOMES UNLATCHED, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE RESTRAINED IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE BUCKLE COVER AND EASY TO INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2000 OF JANUARY 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BRITAX CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-704-409-1700, PROMPT 2.

 

Models: E9022 (ADVANTAGE)

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

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: ADVANTAGE CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS, MODEL E9022, WITH PRODUCTION DATES FROM MARCH 5 TO JULY 26, 2001. 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."

Consequence: IN A CRASH, THE SHELL MAY SEPARATE FROM THE SEAT SHELL ATTACHMENT POINT AND ALLOW HALF OF THE TETHER TO COME LOOSE POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY.

Corrective Action: CONSUMERS WITH THE AFFECTED SEATS ARE BEING INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT BRITAX IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A FREE REPAIR KIT. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN NOVEMBER 29, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BRITAX CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-427-4829.

 

Models: 161 (ROUNDABOUT)

Production Dates: January 13, 1999 - March 14, 1999

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: ROUNDABOUT CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS, MODEL 161, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 13 AND MARCH 14, 1999. THE SHELLS MANUFACTURED DURING THIS TIME MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MOLDED AND COULD ALLOW HIGHER HEAD EXCURSIONS THAN ALLOWED BY FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS." AN INSUFFICIENT PARTING LINE BOND IN THE AREA OF THE HARNESS ADJUSTER ATTACHMENT MAY LEAD TO ADJUSTER MOVEMENT UNDER CRASH LOADS THAT COULD ALLOW A CHILD'S HEAD TO MOVE FURTHER THAN THE PERMITTED LIMITS.

Consequence: IN A CRASH, ADDITIONAL HEAD MOVEMENT COULD ALLOW A CHILD'S HEAD TO STRIKE SOMETHING IN THE VEHICLE AND LEAD TO INJURY.

Corrective Action: CONSUMERS WITH THE AFFECTED SEATS ARE BEING INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT BRITAX IN ORDER TO ECEIVE A FREE REPAIR KIT.

 

Models: 101 (FREEWAY)

Production Dates: June 1, 1996 - April 18, 1997

Noncompliance: THE MINIMUM FORCE REQUIRED TO RELEASE THE BELT BUCKLE COULD BE LESS THAN THE MINIMUM BUCKLE FORCE REQUIRED IN FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS." A CHILD COULD HAVE AN EASIER TIME OPENING THE BUCKLE.

Consequence: IF A CHILD RELEASES THE BUCKLE AND THEN THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A CRASH, THE CHILD WOULD NOT BE PROTECTED BY THE RESTRAINT SYSTEM AND COULD BE INJURED.

Corrective Action: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A NEW BUCKLE BUTTON AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.


 

CENTURY PRODUCTS

 Models: SMARTMOVE

Production Dates: April 9, 2001 - May 10, 2001

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: CENTURY CONVERTIBLE CHILD SEATS EQUIPPED WITH A CENTRAL ADJUSTER DEVICE, "A-LOK" ASSEMBLY, PRODUCED BETWEEN APRIL 9 AND MAY 10, 2001, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING MODELS: ENCORE (44612 GTN AND 4662 WSC 01); BRAVO (44622 LTG, 44630 LTH, 44631 PFN, AND 44662 WSC); ACCEL (45100 CHT, 45100 MTE, 45100 STH, 45200 LFT, 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 ADJUSTER DEVICE ALLOWS CONSUMERS TO TIGHTEN THE CHILD SEAT HARNESS STRAPS ON THE CHILD.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE A-LOKS ON THESE SEATS MAY ALLOW THE WEBBING TO SLIP 4 TO 6 INCHES, WHICH WOULD NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE SEAT OCCUPANT, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: CENTURY WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT SEAT FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 18, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GRACO CENTURY AT 1-800-837-4044. ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

 

Models: REAR-FACING INFANT SEAT

Production Dates: January 1, 1991 - July 31, 1997

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: ALL REAR-FACING INFANT CHILD SEATS THAT HAVE A "TYPE 1" HANDLE AND MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1991, AND JULY 31, 1997. THE HANDLE ON THESE CHILD RESTRAINTS CAN CRACK DURING NORMAL USE OUTSIDE A MOTOR VHEICLE, WHICH CAN LEAD TO AN UNEXPECTED BREAK.

Consequence: IF THE HANDLE UNEXPECTEDLY BREAKS, THE CHILD COULD FALL TO THE GROUND POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES.

Corrective Action: TO PREVENT FUTURE CRACKING OR FAILURE OF THE CHILD SEAT HANDLE, CENTURY WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH AN IMPROVED HANDLE AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
 


Models: BREVERRA CONTOUR, BREVERRA PREMIERE

Production Dates: February 1, 1995 - July 10, 1998

Safety Improvement: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: 4885 BREVERRA PREMIERE AND 4875 BREVERRA CONTOUR BOOSTER CAR SEATS MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 1995 THROUGH JULY 10, 1998. THE BUCKLE FOR THE HARNESS SYSTEM ON THESE BOOSTER SEATS CAN CRACK OR BREAK.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED CAUSING INCREASED RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Corrective Action: OWNERS ARE BEING ASKED TO CHECK THE BUCKLE AT THE TOP AND DOWN THE SIDE ON THEIR CAR SEAT AND CENTURY WILL REPLACE THE BUCKLE IF IT IS CRACKED.

 

Models: 11 SERIES, 45 SERIES

Production Dates: September 12, 1995 - May 13, 1996

Defect: DUE TO MISASSEMBLY OF THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES, THE BUCKLES CAN RELEASE UPON IMPACT.

Consequence: OCCUPANTS OF THE SAFETY SEAT WOULD FACE AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: CENTURY WILL PROVIDE A FREE REPLACEMENT BUCKLE KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: 11-570, 11-597, 11-600, 11-650, 4525, 4535, 4560, 4565, 4575, 4590

Production Dates: September 12, 1995 - May 13, 1996

Defect: DUE TO MISASSEMBLY OF THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES, THE BUCKLES CAN RELEASE UPON IMPACT.

Consequence: OCCUPANTS OF THE SAFETY SEAT WOULD FACE AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: CENTURY WILL PROVIDE A FREE REPLACEMENT BUCKLE KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: 4750, SMARTMOVE

Production Dates: November 1, 1995 - February 1, 1996

Noncompliance: THIS CHILD SAFETY SEAT UTILIZES A LATCH ASSEMBLY WHERE A VARIATION IN THE COMPONENTS RESULTED IN THE POTENTIAL FOR A BUCKLE TO RELEASE. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE DYNAMIC TESTING REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213.

Corrective Action: CENTURY WILL PROVIDE A RETROFIT KIT SO OWNERS CAN EASILY REPLACE THE LATCH ASSEMBLY.

 

Models: 4353, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4369, 4380, 4450, 4460, 4470, 4475, 4476, 4480, 4490

Production Dates: September 1, 1989 - April 1, 1992

Defect: SOME RED BUTTONS SHIPPED TO REPAIR BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS RECALLED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NO. 92E017000 MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECT.

Consequence: THE WRONG RED RELEASE BUTTON WOULD NOT ALLOW THE STRAPTO ENGAGE THE BUCKLE CORRECTLY, CAUSING A FALSE LATCH SITUATION WHICH WOULDNOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP ORACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: CENTURY HAS ISSUED GRAPHIC INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL SEAT OWNERS WHO MAY HAVE RECEIVED THE WRONG PART. THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDE DETAILS HOW TO TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PREVIOUSLY SHIPPED RED RELEASE BUTTON IS CORRECT. IF THE WRONG BUTTON WAS SHIPPED AND THE OWNER NOTIFIES CENTURY OF THE PROBLEM, CENTURY WILL SHIP THE OWNER THE CORRECT BUTTON.

 

Models: 2000STE

Production Dates: December 1, 1991 - April 1, 1992

Noncompliance: THE RED RELEASE BUTTON CAN ROTATE UPWARD IN A CRASH OR SUDDEN STOP, MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR THE BUCKLE TO RELEASE THE SHOULDER HARNESS.

Consequence: THE BUCKLE RELEASE OF THE SHOULDER HARNESS DURINGA SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT INCREASES THE RISK OF INJURY TO A CHILD IN THE SEAT.

Corrective Action: A KIT TO RETROFIT THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT WITH A MODIFIED RELEASE BUTTON ASSEMBLY WILL BE PROVIDED TO CONSUMERS. CONSUMERS CAN CALL CENTURY AT 1-800-255-2220 TO OBTAIN THESE KITS.

 

Models: 4353, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4369, 4380, 4450, 4460, 4470, 4475, 4476, 4480, 4490

Production Dates: September 1, 1989 - March 1, 1992

Noncompliance: THE RED SHOULDER STRAP RELEASE BUTTON CAN ROTATE OUT OF THE FRAME IN A CRASH OR SUDDEN STOP. IN THIS EVENT, THE RELEASE BUTTON COULD NOT BE ACTIVATED WITH LESS THAN 16 POUNDS OF FORCE AS REQUIRED BY FMVSS 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS".

Consequence: IN THE EVENT THAT THE RELEASE BUTTON ROTATES, EXCESSIVEFORCE COULD BE REQUIRED TO ACTIVATE THE RELEASE BUTTON OF THE SHOULDER BELT INORDER TO REMOVE A CHILD FROM THE SEAT.

Corrective Action: A KIT TO RETROFIT THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT WITH A MODIFIED RELEASE BUTTON AND DRESS PLATE WILL BE PROVIDED TO CONSUMERS. CONSUMERS CAN CALL CENTURY AT 1-800-231-2755 TO OBTAIN THESE KITS.

 

Models: 4153, 4163, 4253, 4261, 4263, 4265, 4266, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4380, 4381, 4460, 4470, 4475, 4476, 4480, 4490

Production Dates: December 1, 1990 - October 1, 1991

Defect: THE SPANISH INSTRUCTIONS ON THE POSITIONING LABEL ARE INCORRECT.

Consequence: INDIVIDUALS PLACING CHILDREN IN THE RESTRAINTS ANDDEPENDING ON THE SPANISH INSTRUCTIONS ON THE POSITIONING LABEL WOULD NOTPROPERLY RESTRAIN THE SEAT OCCUPANT, WHICH WOULD INCREASE THE SEAT OCCUPANTSCHANCES OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE POSITIONING LABELS WITH NEW, CORRECTED SPANISH INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: 4580, 4581, 4583, 4585

Production Dates: July 1, 1986 - December 1, 1989

Defect: THE DIRECTIONS FOR THREADING THE SHOULDER STRAPS THROUGH THE METAL RETENTION SLIDES ARE UNCLEAR.

Consequence: IF THE SHOULDER STRAPS ARE MISTHREADED THE STRAPS CANPULL THROUGH THE RETENTION SLIDES AND THE BACK OF THE SEAT. IN CASE OF A SUDDENSTOP OR ACCIDENT, THE STRAPS WOULD NOT RESTRAIN THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: RETHREAD THE SHOULDER STRAPS ONLY ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS. NEW INSTRUCTIONS AND A DESCRIPTIVE LABEL ARE AVAILABLE . TELEPHONE 1-800-837-4044 AND ASK FOR THE "RETHREADING" LABEL FOR THE 580 CAR SEAT.

 

Models: 4353, 4365, 4366, 4368, 4450, 4460, 4470, 4475

Production Dates: March 1, 1987 - December 1, 1990

Noncompliance: BUCKLE RELEASE FORCE MAY EXCEED 16 POUNDS WHEN NOT USED IN APPROPRIATE FORWARD LATCH POSITION FOR A CHILD WEIGHING 30 POUNDS AND MORE.

Consequence: BUCKLE RELEASE FORCE WHICH EXCEEDS THE FMVSS 213REQUIREMENT OF 16 POUNDS MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS IN REMOVING A CHILD FROM THE CARSEAT AND VEHICLE IN POST ACCIDENT SITUATIONS.

Corrective Action: ISSUE NOTIFICATION, CHANGE INSTRUCTIONS AND LABELING TO INDICATE THAT THE REAR LATCH POSITION IS NOT TO BE USED WITH CHILDREN WEIGHING 30 POUNDS OR MORE.

 

Models: 4365DT, 4365MC, 4366BH, 4368BH, 4450GD, 4460FE, 4470MC, 4475GU

Production Dates: May 1, 1990 - June 1, 1990

Defect: LATCH TONGUES BROKE DURING IMPACT IN ROUTINE INFANT CAR SEAT CRASH TESTING AT 30 MPH.

Consequence: DURING SEVERE IMPACT, CHILD MIGHT SUBMARINE OUT OF SEAT WITH POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: REPLACE LATCH TONGUE.

 

Models: 4450GD, 4460FE, 4475GA

Production Dates: December 1, 1988 - November 1, 1989

Noncompliance: THESE SAFETY SEATS EXCEED THE POST IMPACT BUCKLE RELEASE FORCE REQUIREMENT OF 16 LBS. MAXIMUM DURING TESTING. NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 213.W.

Consequence: IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT, THIS COULD PREVENT THE ADULT OR PARENT FROM QUICKLY REMOVING THE CHILD FROM THE CAR SEAT, CREATING A FURTHER SAFETY HAZARD FOR THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: REPLACE HARNESS ASSEMBLIES WITH NEW VERSION THAT INCLUDES A MODIFIED LATCH TORQUE.

 

Models: 4581, 4583, 4585

Production Dates: June 1, 1986 - October 1, 1989

Defect: THE RETAINING SCREWS OF THE HANDLE TO THE SHELL CAN LOOSEN, ALLOWING THE HANDLE TO SEPARATE FROM THE SHELL.

Consequence: HANDLE SEPARATION FROM THE SHELL MAY CAUSE THE INFANT TO FALL FROM THE SEAT, WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN INJURY.

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE ATTACHING SCREWS WITH NEW DESIGNED SCREWS.

 


 

CHICCO USA, INC 

Models: CORTINA TRAVEL SYSTEMS, KEYFIT, KEYFIT 30

Production Dates: February 26, 2008 - March 17, 2008

Defect: CHICCO USA, INC. IS RECALLING APPROXIMATELY 18,000 BASES USED IN KEYFIT AND KEYFIT 30 REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AND IN CORTINA TRAVEL SYSTEMS, AND STAND-ALONE BASES FOR THESE SYSTEMS PURCHASED SEPARATELY, THAT WERE MANUFACTURED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 26 AND MARCH 17, 2008. SOME OF THESE BASES HAVE A DEFECT THAT CAN PREVENT THE BASE FROM BEING TIGHTLY SECURED TO A VEHICLE WHEN THE LOWER LATCH ATTACHMENTS ARE USED AS A 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.

Consequence: IF THE WEBBING WERE TO SLIP DURING A VEHICLE CRASH, THE BASE COULD MOVE, POSSIBLY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action: CHICCO WILL NOTIFY ALL OWNERS OF THE BASES MANUFACTURED DURING THE COVERED PERIOD OF THE DEFECT AND PROVIDE A FREE REPLACEMENT BASE. TO ENSURE THAT THE AFFECTED UNITS ARE REMOVED FROM USE, CHICCO WILL REQUEST THE CONSUMER TO CUT THE LOWER LATCH CONNECTORS FROM THE BASE AND RETURN THEM TO CHICCO IN A PRE-PAID ENVELOPE. CHICCO WILL THEN SEND THE CONSUMER A REPLACEMENT BASE. CAREGIVERS ARE BEING ADVISED THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE TO USE THE OLD BASE WITH THE VEHICLE'S SAFETY BELTS UNTIL THEY RECEIVE A REPLACEMENT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 3, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHICCO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-807-8817.


COMBI USA, INC

Models: 4400 (TRAVEL SYSTEMS), 4515 (TRAVEL SYSTEMS), 4520 (TRAVEL SYSTEMS), 8065 (CENTRE ARB), 8065 (CENTRE), 8065 (SHUTTLE), 8074 (CENTRE ARB), 8074 (CENTRE), 8074 (SHUTTLE), 8086 (CENTRE ARB), 8086 (CENTRE), 8086(SHUTTLE), 8087 (CENTRE ARB), 8087 (CENTRE), 8087 (SHUTTLE), 8520 (CENTRE ARB), 8520 (CENTRE), 8520 (SHUTTLE)

Production Dates: October 19, 2005 - December 15, 2007

Defect: COMBI IS RECALLING 67,167 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. THIS RECALL INCLUDES THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION OF THESE MODELS FROM OCTOBER 2005 THROUGH DECEMBER 2007. IN THE EVENT OF A FRONTAL CRASH, THE CAR SEAT COULD POTENTIALLY BECOME SEPARATED FROM ITS BASE.

Consequence: 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. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 3, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COMBI CONSUMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AT 1-800-543-7734 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.COMBI-INTL.COM.

 

Models: 8100 (AVATAR)

Noncompliance: CERTAIN COMBI USA AVATAR CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS, MODEL NO. 8100. IN A VEHICLE CRASH, THE LATCH LOWER ANCHORAGE BELT ASSEMBLY CAN FAIL AND SEPARATE WHEN USED IN THE REAR-FACING MODE. THESE SEATS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Consequence: SHOULD THE LATCH FAIL IN A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD COULD BE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

Corrective Action: COMBI WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REPAIR KIT. IN THE MEANWHILE, COMBI USA IS INSTRUCTING THE OWNERS TO ONLY USE THE SEAT WITH THE LAP BELT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY, 14, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COMBI AT 1-800-992-6624.


COSCO, INC

Models: TOURIVA

Production Dates: September 28, 2004 - September 20, 2007

Safety Improvement: CERTAIN COSCO TOURIVA CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS, MODELS 22100TTD, 22100FSN, 22100TIP, 22111FSM, AND 22130WAL, AND COSCO REGAL RIDE, MODEL 22139MON, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20, 2007. MODELS 22100FSM AND 22111FSM WERE ALSO SOLD AS TWO PACKS WITH MODEL 93100FSM AND 93111FSM. THE OUTSIDE PACKAGING WOULD HAVE THE 93 NUMBER HOWEVER THE INDIVIDUAL UNITS ARE MARKED WITH THE 22.

Consequence: THE ELASTIC STRAPS THAT SECURE THE PAD TO THE SHELL CAN COME LOOSE AND BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE CHILD. THE CHILD COULD THEN LOOP THE ELASTIC STRAP AROUND PORTIONS OF HIS OR HER BODY POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY.

Corrective Action: DOREL WILL NOTIFY REGISTERED OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REPAIR KIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 18, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT DOREL AT 1-888-698-6681, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8AM TO 4:30PM EST OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.DJGUSA.COM.

 

Models: ALPHA OMEGA

Production Dates: November 17, 2000 - January 1, 2001

Noncompliance: ALPHA OMEGA AND EDDIE BAUER 3-IN-1 BRAND CHILD SEATS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 17, 2000, TO JANUARY 10, 2001, MODELS 02-331, 02-332, 02-531, 02-533, 02-537, AND 02-555. DURING DYNAMIC TESTING, THE TETHER WEBBING EXHIBITED CUTTING AND SEPARATION WHICH FAIL THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINTS SYSTEMS."

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED.

Corrective Action: NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS BEGAN NOVEMBER 14, 2003. DJG IS PROVIDING A FREE IN-HOME REPAIR KIT FOR THE OWNERS OF THESE SEATS. DOREL TOLL-FREE AT 866-611-3022. OWNER WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE REPAIR REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME, SCHOULD CONTACT DOREL TOO-FREE AT 866-611-3022.

 

Models: ARRIVA

Production Dates: March 31, 1999 - April 7, 1999

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: COSCO 02-729-TED ARRIVA INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 31 THROUGH APRIL 7, 1999. SOME OF THESE UNITS WERE PRODUCED WITHOUT AN AIR BAG WARNING LABEL. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: THE CHILD RESTRAINT COULD POSSIBLY BE PLACED IN AN INCORRECT SEATING POSITION.

Corrective Action: MANUFACTURER WILL MAIL CORRECTED LABELS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: TOURIVA

Production Dates: May 1, 1996 - November 26, 1997

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: COSCO TOURIVA CONVERTIBLE SAFE T SHIELD (FULL WRAP FABRIC COVER) MODEL 02-084, TOURIVA CONVERTIBLE SAFE T SHIELD (PARTIAL WRAP FABRIC COVER) MODEL 02-094, TOURIVA CONVERTIBLE SAFE T SHIELD (FULL WRAP FABRIC COVER WITH PILLOW) MODEL 02-096, TOURIVA CONVERTIBLE SAFE T SHIELD (PARTIAL WRAP VINYL COVER) MODEL 02404, TOURIVA CONVERTIBLE SAFE T SHIELD (PARTIAL WRAP FABRIC COVER) MODEL 02-821, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 1, 1996 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 1997. THESE SEATS FAIL TO FULLY COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS." THE BUCKLE RELEASE FORCE EXCEEDS THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, AN ADULT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO EASILY RELEASE THE BELT BUCKLE.

Corrective Action: CONSUMERS WILL BE SENT A FREE REMEDY KIT ALONG WITH INSTALLMENT INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: ARRIVA, TURNABOUT

Production Dates: March 1, 1995 - September 9, 1997

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: INFANT CAR SEATS/CARRIERS WITH MANUFACTURE DATE CODES BETWEEN 030195 THROUGH 090997. THE ARRIVA MODEL NUMBERS ARE 02-665, 02-732, 02-756, 02-729, 02-733, 02-757, 02-731, AND 02-751. THE TURNABOUT MODEL NUMBERS ARE 02-667, 02-758, 02-759, 02-760, 02-761, 02-762, 02-763, 02-764, AND 02-765. WHEN USED AS AN INFANT CARRIER, THE HANDLE LOCKS ON EACH SIDE OF THE SEAT CAN UNEXPECTEDLY RELEASE, CAUSING THE SEAT TO FLIP FORWARD.

Consequence: WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE INFANT COULD FALL TO THE GROUND AND SUFFER SERIOUS INJURIES.

Corrective Action: COSCO WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH A FREE REPAIR KIT THAT WILL MAKE THE HANDLE STRONGER.

 

Models: TOURIVA 5 POINT, TOURIVA OVERHEAD SHIELD, 02-014-EMF, 02-014-GDM, 02-015-PLD, 02-514-BWE, 02-518-NDF,

02-584-OXF

Production Dates: August 9, 1997 - August 22, 1997

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: TOURIVA 5-POINT (MODELS, 02-514-BWE, 02-584-OXF, AND 02-518-NDF) AND TOURIVA OVERHEAD SHIELD (MODELS, 02-014-EMF, 02-014-GDM, AND 02-015-PLD) CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS. WHEN THESE SEATS WERE TESTED DYNAMICALLY PER THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS," STRUCTURAL FAILURE OCURED IN THE BELT PATH AREA OF THE SHELL IN THE FORWARD FACING RECLINDED MODEL ONLY.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS AND IF THEIR SEAT IS INVOLVED, OWNERS WILL BE SENT A FREE REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: 02-751, ARRIVA

Production Dates: March 1, 1995 - May 31, 1995

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: ARRIVA INFANT SEAT, MODEL NUMBER 02-751, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 1, 1995 THROUGH MAY 31, 1995. SEPARATION OF THE BUCKLE LATCH RELEASE BUTTON AND SPRING FROM THE LATCH RELEASE HOUSING ASSEMBLY.

Consequence: THE SEAT WILL BECOME INOPERATIVE AS THE USER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REINSERT THE SPRING AND RED LATCH RELEASE BUTTON PROPERLY INTO THE HOUSING.

Corrective Action: COSCO WILL REPLACE THE ENTIRE LATCH RELEASE ASSEMBLY.

 

Models: DREAMRIDE ULTRA

Production Dates: April 1, 1994 - June 1, 1995

Noncompliance: THESE SEATS DO NOT MEET THE MAXIMUM BACK ANGLE REQUIREMENT OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Corrective Action: COSCO WILL PROVIDE A RETOFIT KIT TO OWNERS OF THESE SEATS WHICH WILL INCLUDE AN EASY-TO-INSTALL METAL PLATE THAT HOOKS OVER THE BASE OF THE SEAT AND IS SECURELY SNAPPED IN PLACE BY TWO PLASTIC FASTENERS.

 

Models: 02-034, 02-404

Production Dates: May 1, 1994 - August 1, 1994

Defect: IN ACCIDENTS, AT SPEEDS GREATER THAN 30 MPH, THE BUCKLE LATCH HOUSING MOUNTED IN THE BASE OF THE SHELL CAN DEFORM, CAUSING THE LATCH MECHANISM TO FRACTURE, ALLOWING DISENGAGEMENT OF THE BUCKLE TONGUE TO FROM THE BUCKLE HOUSING.

Consequence: OCCUPANTS OF THE SAFETY SEAT WOULD FACE AN INCREASED RISKOF INJURY IN SUCH AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: OWNERS WILL BE SENT A REPLACEMENT BUCKLE HOUSING WHICH CAN BE EASILY REPLACED BY REMOVING THE FOUR SCREWS ATTACHING THE ORIGINAL BUCKLE LATCH ASSEMBLY.

 

Models: TLC INFANT

Production Dates: April 1, 1993 - December 1, 1993

Noncompliance: THE RIBBON QUILT CHILD SEAT COVER HAS BEEN TESTED AND THE MATERIAL BURNS FASTER THAN THE RATE ESTABLISHED FOR CHILD SEAT MATERIAL. THE CHILD SEATS DO NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 302, "FLAMMABILITY OF INTERIOR MATERIALS."

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE CHILD SAFETY SEAT COVER.

 

Models: 02-719-ARQ

Production Dates: June 1, 1989 - August 1, 1993

Noncompliance: THE FABRIC COVER OF THE PADS ON THESE SEATS DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 302, "FLAMMABILITY OF INTERIOR MATERIALS."

Corrective Action: COSCO WILL PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT PAD FOR THESE INFANT SEATS.

 

Models: 02-086

Production Dates: October 1, 1987 - February 1, 1988

Defect: THE FOAM SEAT PAD OF THE CHILD SEAT IS NOT SEALED AT THE SEAMS, ALLOWING THE FOAM PAD TO BE ACCESSIBLETO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Consequence: THE FOAM FROM THE SEAT PAD CAN BE TORN AND GRABBED BYTHE SEAT OCCUPANT. A CHILD COULD PUT FOAM MATERIAL IN HIS OR HER MOUTH. THISWOULD PRESENT A CHOKING HAZARD.

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE UNSEALED FOAM SEAT PAD WITH A SEALED PAD.

 

Models: 02-090, 02-190, 02-290, 02-790, 02-890

Production Dates: October 1, 1989 - June 1, 1990

Noncompliance: THE CHILD SEATS FAIL TO MEET THE HEAD EXCURSION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213 (EXCEEDED PRESCRIBED 32 INCH HEAD EXCURSION LIMIT).

Corrective Action: MANUFACTURER WILL FURNISH A REPAIR KIT CONSISTING OF A HARNESS RETAINER WITH INSTALLATION AND USE INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: REGAL RIDE

Production Dates: September 28, 2004 - September 20, 2007

Safety Improvement: CERTAIN COSCO TOURIVA CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS, MODELS 22100TTD, 22100FSN, 22100TIP, 22111FSM, AND 22130WAL, AND COSCO REGAL RIDE, MODEL 22139MON, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20, 2007. MODELS 22100FSM AND 22111FSM WERE ALSO SOLD AS TWO PACKS WITH MODEL 93100FSM AND 93111FSM. THE OUTSIDE PACKAGING WOULD HAVE THE 93 NUMBER HOWEVER THE INDIVIDUAL UNITS ARE MARKED WITH THE 22.

Consequence: THE ELASTIC STRAPS THAT SECURE THE PAD TO THE SHELL CAN COME LOOSE AND BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE CHILD. THE CHILD COULD THEN LOOP THE ELASTIC STRAP AROUND PORTIONS OF HIS OR HER BODY POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY.

Corrective Action: DOREL WILL NOTIFY REGISTERED OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REPAIR KIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 18, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT DOREL AT 1-888-698-6681, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8AM TO 4:30PM EST OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.DJGUSA.COM.

 

Models: ALPHA OMEGA, ALPHA OMEGA ELITE, 3-IN-1, DELUXE 3-IN-1, DELUXE CONVERTIBLE, ALPHA ELITE, ALPHA OMEGA,

ALPHA OMEGA ELITE, ENSPIRA, INTERA

Production Dates: November 1, 2003 - December 31, 2005

Defect: CERTAIN DOREL JUVENILE GROUP (DJG) COSCO: ALPHA OMEGA, ALPHA OMEGA ELITE, MODELS 22150, 22155, 22180, 22269; EDDIE BAUER: 3-IN-1, DELUXE 3-IN-1, DELUXE CONVERTIBLE, MODELS 22450, 22451, 22452, 22453, 22740, 22750, 22755, 22756, 22757, 22770; SAFETY 1ST: ALPHA ELITE, ALPHA OMEGA, ALPHA OMEGA ELITE, INTERA, ENSPIRA, MODELS 22151, 22450, 22451, 22452, 22453, 22455, 22460, 22470, 22480, 22740, 22481, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS MANUFACTURED DURING NOVEMBER 2003 THROUGH DECEMBER 2005. THE HARNESS ADJUSTMENT STRAP CAN LOOSEN WHILE IN USE.

Consequence: 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 NOTIFY ALL REGISTERED OWNERS AND OFFER THEM A FREE REPAIR KIT TO REPLACE THE HARNESS ADJUSTMENT STRAP. OWNERS WHO HAVE NOT REGISTERED THEIR CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM SHOULD VISIT DJG'S WEBSITE AT WWW.DJGUSA.COM OR CALL TOLL-FREE AT 800-219-0509. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 30, 2007.

 

Models: ALPHA OMEGA 22-150, ALPHA OMEGA 22-151, EDDIE BAUER 3-IN-1

Production Dates: October 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005

Safety Improvement: CERTAIN DOREL JUVENILE GROUP CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 1 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2005. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR A CHILD TO HAVE HIS/HER FINGER STUCK IN THE SQUARE HOLE LOCATED ON THE LEFT ARMREST.

Consequence: A SMALL CHILD COULD PUT A FINGER OR THUMB IN THE HOLE AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PULL IT FREE ON THEIR OWN.

Corrective Action: DOREL WILL NOTIFY REGISTERED OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REPAIR KIT. THIS RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 22, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT DOREL AT 1-877-639-0659, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8AM TO 4:30PM EST OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.DJGUSA.COM.

 

Models: 22-331, 22-332, 22-630, 22-631

Production Dates: July 26, 2005 - February 28, 2006

Defect: CERTAIN DOREL JUVENILE GROUP (DJG) COMFORT INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS, MODELS 22-331 AND 22-332 ALPHA ELITE AND 22-630 AND 22-631 EDDIE BAUER, MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 26, 2005, AND FEBRUARY 28, 2006. ONE OR MORE OF THE SIX HANDLE TRIM SCREWS CAN LOOSEN AND FALL OUT INTO THE CHILD OCCUPANT AREA. THE CHILD COULD THEN PICK UP THE SCREW AND PLACE IT INTO HIS OR HER MOUTH.

Consequence: THE CHILD COULD CHOKE ON THE SCREW.

Corrective Action: DJG WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REMEDY KIT WHICH CONSISTS OF SIX REPLACEMENT SCREWS, INSTRUCTIONS, AND A SCREWDRIVER. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 21, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DJG TOLL FREE AT 877-229-1374.

 

Models: 22-300 JOS GB1B, 22-625 AFD GB1B, 22-625 EDG GB1B, 22-625 GLC GB1B, 22-625 MAC GB1B, 22-325 CMB GB1B, 22-325 DTA GB1B, 22-325 TST GB1B, 22-325 VIN GB1B

Production Dates: August 19, 2003 - October 20, 2004

Defect: CERTAIN DJG DESIGNER 22 REAR-FACING ONLY INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS, MODELS: EDDIE BAUER, SAFETY 1ST , AND COSCO, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN AUGUST 19, 2003, AND OCTOBER 20, 2004. IF THE HARNESS IS NOT PROPERLY TIGHTENED, THE INFANT SEAT CAN EXPERIENCE WEB MOVEMENT OR WEB CREEP. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THE GB1B LINE CODE LOCATED NEXT TO THE MODEL NUMBER ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT INDICATES THE UNIT WAS MANUFACTURED BY GOOD BABY PRODUCTS AND IS THE ONLY LINE INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. ANY LINE CODE OTHER THAN GB1B, SUCH AS DE1B, IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL.

Consequence: IF WEB CREEP WERE TO OCCUR, IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD COULD MOVE TOO FAR FORWARD, POSSIBLY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action: DJG WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A FREE IN-HOME REMEDY KIT CONSISTING OF TWO CLIPS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 7, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DJG AT 800-881-0570.

 

Models: DREAMRIDE 22-001-FSM

Production Dates: December 1, 2003 - April 28, 2004

Noncompliance: CERTAIN COSCO DREAMRIDE, MODEL 22-001-FSM, REAR FACING CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 1, 2003, AND APRIL 28, 2004. THESE SEATS FAIL TO MEET THE 70 DEGREE MAXIMUM BACK SUPPORT ANGLE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action: DJG WILL MAIL A WARNING LABEL INSTRUCTING THE OWNER NOT TO USE THE CHILD RESTRAINT IN THE REAR FACING POSITION. IN ADDITION, CUSTOMERS WHO DESIRE A REAR FACING CHILD RESTRAINT WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE A DJG TLC MODEL 93-000-FSM. THE RECALL BEGAN FEBRUARY 1, 2005. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DJG AT 866-611-3022.

 

Models: HIGH RISE 22-297-WAL, HIGH RISE 22-298-STM, HIGH RISE 22-299-NAN, HIGH RISE 93-299-FSM

Production Dates: October 1, 2003 - October 31, 2003

Defect: HIGH RISE CHILD RESTRAINTS, MODEL NUMBERS 22-297-WAL, 22-298-STM, 22-299-NAN, AND 93-299-FSM, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 1 AND OCTOBER 31, 2003. DJG INTENDED TO RECOMMEND THAT THE FORWARD-FACING MODE SHOULD BE USED FOR CHILDREN "OVER 1 YEAR OF AGE." THE LABEL WAS MISPRINTED TO RECOMMEND THAT THE FORWARD-FACING MODE SHOULD BE USE FOR CHILDREN "UNDER 1 YEAR OF AGE."

Consequence: IF THE CONSUMER WERE TO FOLLOW THE ERRONEOUS INSTRUCTIONS, THE SEAT MAY NOT ADEQUATELY RESTRAIN THE CHILD IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLE RESULTING IN INJURIES TO THE CHILD

Corrective Action: DJG WILL SEND CONSUMERS A CORRECTED LABEL. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2003. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DJG TOLL-FREE AT (866) 611-3022.

 

Models: EDDIE BAUER 3-IN-1

Production Dates: November 17, 2000 - January 1, 2001

Noncompliance: ALPHA OMEGA AND EDDIE BAUER 3-IN-1 BRAND CHILD SEATS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 17, 2000, TO JANUARY 10, 2001, MODELS 02-331, 02-332, 02-531, 02-533, 02-537, AND 02-555. DURING DYNAMIC TESTING, THE TETHER WEBBING EXHIBITED CUTTING AND SEPARATION WHICH FAIL THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINTS SYSTEMS."

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED.

Corrective Action: NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS BEGAN NOVEMBER 14, 2003. DJG IS PROVIDING A FREE IN-HOME REPAIR KIT FOR THE OWNERS OF THESE SEATS. DOREL TOLL-FREE AT 866-611-3022. OWNER WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE REPAIR REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME, SCHOULD CONTACT DOREL TOO-FREE AT 866-611-3022.

 

Models: ARRIVA 02-665, ARRIVA 02-727, ARRIVA 02-728, ARRIVA 02-729, ARRIVA 02-731, ARRIVA 02-732, ARRIVA 02-733, ARRIVA 02-750, ARRIVA 02-751, ARRIVA 02-755, ARRIVA 02-757, ARRIVA 02-774, TURNABOUT 02-753, TURNABOUT 02-756, TURNABOUT 02-758, TURNABOUT 02-759, TURNABOUT 02-760, TURNABOUT 02-761, TURNABOUT 02-762, TURNABOUT 02-763, TURNABOUT 02-764, TURNABOUT 02-765, TURNABOUT 02-770, TURNABOUT 02-771, TURNABOUT 02-772

Production Dates: September 10, 1997 - January 31, 2000

Safety Improvement: COSCO ARRIVA AND TURNABOUT INFANT CAR SEATS/CARRIERS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 10, 1997, AND JANUARY 31, 2000, INCLUDING SEATS SOLD AS PART OF A STROLLER COMBINATION. WHEN USED AS AN INFANT CARRIER, THE HANDLE LOCKS ON EACH SIDE OF THE SEAT CAN UNEXPECTEDLY RELEASE, CAUSING THE SEAT AND INFANT TO FLIP FORWARD.

Consequence: THE INFANT CAN SUFFER SERIOUS INJURIES.

Corrective Action: DOREL JUVENILE GROUP WILL NOTIFY REGISTERED OWNERS ABOUT THIS RECALL. ALL OWNERS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE MANUFACTURING DATE AND MODEL NUMBER TO DETERMINE IF THEIR SEAT IS AFFECTED BY THE RECALL. IF SO, OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DOREL BY VISITING THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.DJGUSA.COM, CLICK ON "CONSUMER SERVICES" OR CALLING DOREL'S TOLL-FREE NUMBER (800-880-9435) TO RECEIVE A FREE REPAIR KIT. UNTIL THE REPAIR KIT IS INSTALLED, OWNERS ARE INSTRUCTED NOT TO CARRY THE SEAT BY ITS HANDLE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 25, 2003. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REPAIR KIT WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DOREL AT 1-800-880-9435.

 

Models: 02-620 AZY, 02-620 BEA, 02-621 SAL, DESIGNER 22, SAFETY 1ST

Production Dates: January 1, 2002 - February 13, 2002

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: SAFETY 1ST OR BEATRIX POTTER DESIGNER 22 INFANT CAR SEAT/CARRIER, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 3 AND FEBRUARY 13, 2002, MODELS 02-621 SAL, 02-620 AZY, 02-620 BEA. WHEN USED AS A CARRIER, THE HANDLE MAY SLIP FROM ONE POSITION TO ANOTHER, CAUSING THE SEAT TO FALL FORWARD.

Consequence: IF THE CHILD IS NOT PROPERLY BUCKLED INTO THE SEAT, THE CHILD CAN FALL OUT IF THE CARRIER, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES.

Corrective Action: DOREL JUVENILE GROUP WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTION FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2002. OWNERS DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DJG AT 800-536-1090.


EVENFLO COMPANY, INC

Models: 3021769Z (DISCOVERY), 3021854Z (DISCOVERY)

Production Dates: February 4, 2008 - February 4, 2008

Defect: EVENFLO IS RECALLING 1,038 DISCOVERY INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS, MODELS 3021769Z AND 3021854Z, MANUFACTURED ON FEBRUARY 4, 2008. DUE TO A MANUFACTURING VARIABILITY, SOME UNITS MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT COMPLETE ASSEMBLY OF THE RELEASE HANDLE LOCATED ON THE BACK OF THE SEAT.

Consequence: UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THE SEAT MAY BECOME SEPARATED FROM THE BASE, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FREE REPLACEMENT SEAT. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT EVENFLO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-233-5921 TO OBTAIN A REPLACEMENT SEAT. OWNERS AND CAREGIVERS SHOULD CONTINUE USING THE SEAT IN THE VEHICLE WITHOUT THE CONVENIENCE BASE WHILE WAITING FOR THE REPLACEMENT SEAT TO ARRIVE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 1, 2008. MODEL NUMBERS THAT DO NOT BEGIN WITH "302" AND END WITH A "Z" ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS CAMPAIGN.

 

Models: 390 (DISCOVERY), 391 (DISCOVERY), 534 (DISCOVERY), 552 (DISCOVERY)

Production Dates: April 1, 2005 - January 29, 2008

Safety Improvement: EVENFLO IS RECALLING 1,000,000 MODELS 390, 391, 534, AND 552 DISCOVERY CAR SEATS OR ASSOCIATED TRAVEL SYSTEMS MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2005 THROUGH JANUARY 2008. IN RECENT LABORATORY TESTS CONDUCTED BY EVENFLO AND NHTSA TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE SEATS IN HIGH IMPACT SIDE COLLISIONS, IT WAS REVEALED THAT THE CAR SEAT COULD POTENTIALLY BECOME SEPARATED FROM ITS BASE UNDER THESE CONDITIONS.

Consequence: SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH COULD RESULT IF THE CAR SEAT BECAME SEPARATED FROM ITS BASE.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL NOTIFY REGISTERED OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE SUPPLEMENTAL DUAL-HOOK FASTENER TO ENSURE THAT THE CAR SEAT REMAINS ATTACHED TO ITS BASE IN A HIGH IMPACT SIDE COLLISION SIMILAR TO THOSE IN THE RECENT TESTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 4, 2008. TO OBTAIN THE FREE FASTENER, OWNERS SHOULD CALL EVENFLO AT 1-800-356-2229 BETWEEN 8 AM AND 5 PM EST OR ORDER ONLINE AT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.EVENFLO.COM/DISCOVERY.

 

Models: 264 (TRIUMPH), 359 (TRIUMPH), 389 (TRIUMPH)

Production Dates: September 6, 2001 - August 30, 2002

Defect: CERTAIN 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, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 6, 2001, AND OCTOBER 31, 2005. 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.

Consequence: 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 BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT EVENFLO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-490-7591 BETWEEN 8AM AND 5PM EST.
 

 

Models: 562 (EMBRACE)

Production Dates:  April 8, 2006

Safety Improvement: CERTAIN EVENFLO EMBRACE INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS/CARRIERS MANUFACTURED BEFORE APRIL 8, 2006, WITH MODEL NUMBERS BEGINNING WITH 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 548, 549, 550, 556, 597, 598 OR 599. WHEN USED AS AN INFANT CARRIER, THE HANDLE CAN UNEXPECTEDLY RELEASE, CAUSING THE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM TO ROTATE FORWARD.

Consequence: WHEN THIS HAPPENS, AN INFANT INSIDE THE CARRIER CAN FALL TO THE GROUND AND SUFFER SERIOUS INJURIES.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL NOTIFY REGISTERED OWNERS AND OFFER TO PROVIDE A FREE REPAIR KIT AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 8, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT EVENFLO'S TOLL-FREE NUMBER AT 1-800-233-5921 BETWEEN 8AM AND 5PM EST OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.EMBRACEHANDLE.COM.

 

Models: 378 (TRIBUTE), 379 (TRIBUTE 5)

Production Dates: September 8, 2005 - September 22, 2005

Noncompliance: CERTAIN EVENFLO TRIBUTE AND TRIBUTE 5 REAR-FACING INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS WITH MODEL NOS BEGINNING WITH 378 OR 379, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 8 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2005. THE PLASTIC MATERIAL IN A SPECIFIC AREA ON EACH SIDE WALL WAS INCOMPLETELY BONDED DURING THE MOLDING OF THE SEAT SHELL WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SEAT SHELL CAN CRACK, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL AUTOMATICALLY SEND A REPLACEMENT SEAT TO ALL REGISTERED OWNERS. THE RECALL BEGAN OCTOBER 7, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT EVENFLO PARENTLINK AT 800-233-5921 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.TRIBUTECARSEAT.COM.

 

Models: 254 (MEDALLION), 561 (DISCOVERY)

Noncompliance: IN THE COARSE OF DEALING WITH CONSUMER SATISFACTION ISSUES, EVENFLO HAD INADVERTANTLY SENT CONSUMERS IN THE UNITED STATES CHILD RESTRAINTS MANUFACTURED FOR SALE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, WHICH WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE LATCH HARDWARD. THESE SEATS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: A CHILD TRAVELING IN A CAR SEAT THAT IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE TOP TETHER STRAP IS MORE AT RISK OF RECEIVING SERIOUS INJURIES IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO HAS CONTACTED ALL FOURTEEN CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDED THEM WITH A FREE LATCH KIT.

 

Models: 272 (COZY CARRY)

Production Dates: November 7, 2001 - August 30, 2002

Defect: COZY CARRIER INFANT RESTRAINT MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 7, 2001, AND AUGUST 30, 2002. DEFORMATION OR DAMAGE CAN OCCUR TO THE BASE HOOKS ON THE CONVENIENCE BASE DURING VEHICLE INSTALLATION.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL PROVIDE CONSUMERS WITH FREE UPGRADE KITS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 25, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT EVENFLO AT 800-233-5921 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.COZYCARRY.COM.

 

Models: 264 (TRIUMPH)

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

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: TRIUMPH CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 20, 2001, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2002 WITH THE MODEL NUMBER BEGINNING WITH THE NUMBER 264. THE SLIDE LOOP CONNECTORS (WHICH ACT AS A LINK IN THE INTERNAL HARNESS SYSTEM) MAY BE INSUFFICIENTLY STRONG ENOUGH TO FULLY SECURE THE OCCUPANT.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH A FREE REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 22, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT EVENFLO AT 1-800-233-5921 OR VISIT WWW.TRIUMPHCARSEAT.COM.

 

Models: 207 (ON MY WAY), 428 (CONQUEST I)

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: EVENFLO ON MY WAY INFANT RESTRAINT AND CONQUEST CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS THAT DID NOT CONTAIN THE AIR BAG WARNING LABEL WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINTS."

Corrective Action: EVENFLO HAS MAILED REPLACEMENT PADS TO ALL THE OWNERS AND THIS CAMPAIGN IS CONSIDERED COMPLETE.

 

 Models: 203 (JOYRIDE), 205 (JOYRIDE TRAVEL TANDEM), 210 (TRIPLE TREAT), 435 (JOYRIDE), 493 (JOYRIDE TRAVELSYSTEM)

Production Dates: January 1, 1988 - December 31, 1998

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: EVENFLO JOYRIDE INFANT RESTRAINTS MANUFACTURED AND SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES FROM JANUARY 1988 THROUGH DECEMBER 1998 MODEL NUMBERS BEGINNING WITH 203, 205, 210, 435, AND 493. WHEN THE INFANT RESTRAINT IS USED AS A CARRIER (OUTSIDE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE), THE HANDLE LOCKS ON EACH SIDE OF THE RESTRAINT CAN UNEXPECTEDLY RELEASE, CAUSING THE SEAT TO FLIP FORWARD. THE JOYRIDE INFANT RESTRAINT WAS SOMETIMES SOLD TOGETHER WITH A DETACHABLE CONVENIENCE BASE AS A TRAVEL TANDEM, AND WAS SOMETIMES SOLD AS A TRAVEL SYSTEM (TOGETHER WITH A MATCHING STROLLER.)

Consequence: IF THE CARRY HANDLE WERE TO UNEXPECTEDLY RELEASE, THE CHILD COULD BE THROWN TO THE GROUND, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL NOTIFY AND PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH A FREE REPAIR KIT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. NOTIFICATION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY SENT TO THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO RETURNED A COMPLETED PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD TO EVENFLO. EVENFLO WILL ISSUE A PRESS RELEASE ADVISING THE PUBLIC OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND WILL ESTABLISH A WEB SITE AND TOLL FREE HOTLINE TO REGISTER CONSUMERS FOR  DISTRIBUTION OF FREE KITS. EVENFLO WILL ALSO PROVIDE POSTERS TO RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS ANNOUNCING THE CAMPAIGN, AND WILL POST THE CAMPAIGN INFORMATION ON ITS WEB SITE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 1, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT EVENFLO COSTUMER SERVICE AT 800-233-5921.

 

Models: 200 (ON MY WAY POSITION RIGHT)

Production Dates: January 26, 1999 - February 10, 2000

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: THIS RECALL AFFECTS THE "CONVENIENCE BASE" OF THE SEAT ONLY. EVENFLO HAS DISCOVERED THAT AFTER REPEATED USE BY CONSUMERS, TWO ALIGNMENT POSTS IN THE ON MY WAY POSITION RIGHT BASE CAN BECOME BENT.

Consequence: IF THE POSTS ARE BENT, CONSUMERS MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY INSTALLING THE CARRIER ONTO THE BASE. BENT POSTS COULD ALSO INTERFERE WITH PROPER LATCHING OF THE CARRIER TO THE BASE PREVENTING THE CHILD FROM BEING PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH METAL CLIPS WHICH CAN BE EASILY INSTALLED OVER THE PLASTIC POST. THESE CLIPS PREVENT THE POSTS FROM BENDING.

 

Models: 203 (JOYRIDE), 205 (JOYRIDE TRAVEL TANDEM)

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS. THESE SEATS WERE ORIGINALLY MANUFACTURED FOR EXPORT TO CANADA AND ARE NOT LABELED CORRECTLY FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES. THESE SEATS DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE AIR BAG WARNING LABEL REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL OFFER OWNERS A FREE REPLACEMENT RESTRAINT WHICH IS CERTIFIED TO FMVSS NO. 213.

 


Models: 636 (TWO IN ONE)

Production Dates: January 7, 1998 - March 20, 1998

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: TWO-IN-ONE CAR SEATS, MODELS BEGINNING WITH 636 AND 637. THE SEAT'S BACKREST AND BASE HAVE SEPARATED WHEN THE OCCUPANT IS RESTRAINED BY THE SEAT'S 5-POINT HARNESS. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: IF THE BACKREST AND BASE WERE TO SEPARATE IN A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD IN THE SEAT COULD BE INJURED.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL REPLACE THESE SEATS.

 

Models: 207 (ON MY WAY)

Production Dates: December 15, 1995 - July 27, 1997

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: ON MY WAY INFANT CAR SEAT/CARRIER (MODEL 207) AND ON MY WAY TRAVEL SYSTEM (MODEL 492) INFANT CAR SEAT/CARRIER WITH STROLLER BASE. THE RED PUSH BUTTON ASSEMBLY ON EACH SIDE OF THE SEAT THAT IS USED TO LATCH AND ADJUST THE CARRYING HANDLE CAN UNEXPECTEDLY RELEASE AND CAUSE THE SEAT TO FLIP FORWARD.

Consequence: THE LATCHES ON THESE CAR SEAT CARRIERS CAN RELEASE WITHOUT WARNING, RESULTING IN INJURIES TO CHILDREN, INCLUDING BRUISES, CONCUSSIONS, AND SKULL FRACTURES. THE INJURIES OCCURRED TO BOTH RESTRAINED AND UNRESTRAINED CHILDREN.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL PROVIDE A FREE REPAIR KIT TO OWNERS OF THE SEATS.

 

Models: 244 (SIDEKICK)

Production Dates: April 23, 1996 - May 20, 1997

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: SIDEKICK CHILD BOOSTER SEATS, MODEL NOS. 244 MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 23, 1996 THROUGH MAY 20, 1997. THESE SEATS DO NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS," WHICH LIMITS HEAD INJURY CRITERIA. IN RECENT TESTS ON SOME OF THESE BOOSTER SEATS, THE HEAD INJURY CRITERIA SCORED MORE THAN ALLOWED BY THIS STANDARD.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THERE IS A RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL REIMBURSE OWNERS EITHER COMPLETELY OR PARTIALLY DEPENDING ON WHETHER THE SEAT CAN BE USED BY THE OWNER'S CHILD. OWNERS ARE ADVISED TO USE THE SIDEKICK BOOSTER SEAT ONLY AS A BELT POSITIONER. WHEN USED AS A BELT POSITIONER, THE SIDEKICK MUST BE USED WITHOUT ITS FRONT SHIELD AND ONLY IN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A THREE POINT LAP/SHOULDER SEAT BELT SYSTEM.

 

Models: 219 (CHAMPION/SCOUT/TROOPER), 229 (CHAMPION/SCOUT/TROOPER), 249 (CHAMPION/SCOUT/TROOPER)

Production Dates: October 14, 1996 - February 6, 1997

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: CHILD RESTRAINT SEATS, MODEL NUMBERS BEGINNING WITH 219, 224, 225, AND 229 MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 14, 1996 THROUGH FEBRUARY 6, 1997. THESE SEATS DO NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS," WHICH LIMITS HEAD EXCURSION.

Consequence: SLIPPAGE OF THE HARNESS WEBBING CAN OCCUR WHICH CAN RESULT IN LOOSENING OF THE HARNESS STRAPS DURING A VEHICLE CRASH INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL PROVIDE A HARNESS ADJUSTER RETROFIT KIT AND DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS.

 

Models: 224 (CHAMPION/SCOUT/TROOPER), 229 (CHAMPION/SCOUT/TROOPER), 229 (CHAMPION/SCOUT/TROOPER), 249 (CHAMPION/SCOUT/TROOPER)

Production Dates: June 1, 1993 - November 22, 1996

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: CHAMPION CAR SEATS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 1993 THROUGH NOVEMBER 22, 1996, CONTAINING MODEL NUMBERS BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST THREE DIGITS "224." SCOUT CAR SEATS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 1993 THROUGH DECEMBER 16, 1996, CONTAINING MODEL NUMBERS BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST THREE DIGITS "229." THESE CHILD SAFETY SEATS DO NOT MEET THE THORAX ACCELERATION REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL PROVIDE A MODIFIED RECLINE ARM WHICH WILL ALTER THE RESTRAINT'S ANGLE AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONSUMERS TO REPAIR THESE CHILD SEATS. MEANWHILE, CONSUMERS ARE ADVISED TO ONLY USE THESE SEATS IN ITS RECLINED POSITION UNTIL THEY RECEIVE THE FREE MODIFIED RECLINE ARM.
 

 

Models: 219 (CHAMPION/SCOUT/TROOPER)

Production Dates: November 1, 1995 - January 1, 1996

Noncompliance: DUE TO A PRINTING ERROR, THE FOLD-OUT INSTRUCTION PAMPHLET PROVIDING INFORMATION ON TODDLER USE WAS INCORRECTLY LABELED FOR INFANT USE.

Corrective Action: A NEW PAMPHLET WILL BE SENT TO CONSUMERS.

 

Models: 207 (ON MY WAY)

Production Dates: May 1, 1994 - May 1, 1995

Noncompliance: THESE INFANT CHILD SEATS DO NOT MEET THE SLED TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS," WHEN TESTED WITHOUT THE DETACHABLE AUTOBASE.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL PROVIDE A SET OF PLASTIC INSERTS TO ALL OWNERS OF THE "ON MY WAY" INFANT RESTRAINTS. EVENFLO RECOMMENDS THAT OWNERS ONLY USE THE RESTRAINT WITH THE DETACHABLE AUTOBASE UNTIL THE PLASTIC INSERTS ARE RECEIVED AND INSTALLED.

 

Models: 224 (CHAMPION/SCOUT/TROOPER), 231 (ULTARA I), 232 (ULTARA I)

Production Dates: February 1, 1993 - August 1, 1993

Defect: THE SEATS ARE EQUIPPED WITH A LATCHING AID, WHICH IS A GRAY OR WHITE PLASTIC SLEEVE LOCATED AT THE BASE OF THE WEBBING AT THE POINT WHERE THE WEBBING IS JOINED TO THE BUCKLE TONGUE. THE LATCHING AID IS TO PROVIDE THE CONSUMER WITH A CONVENIENT STIFFENER FOR THE WEBBING, IN ORDER TO EASE THE INSERTION OF THE BUCKLE TONGUE INTO THE RECEIVING END OF THE BUCKLE. THIS LATCHING AID CAN BECOME TORN OR SPLIT OR CAN SLIP OUT OF POSITION.

Consequence: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE CONSUMER TO HAVE DIFFICULTYIN LATCHING THE SAFETY SEAT'S INTERNAL BUCKLING SYSTEM.

Corrective Action: EVENFLO WILL PROVIDE AN INSTRUCTION SHEET SHOWING HOW TO REMOVE THE PLASTIC SLEEVE. REMOVING THIS SLEEVE WILL NOT DECREASE OR AFFECT THE SAFETY OF THE CHILD SEAT.

 

Models: 453 (DISCOVERY), 454 (DISCOVERY TRAVEL SYSTEM), 470 (EVENFLO BOOSTER), 471 (EVENFLO BOOSTER)

Production Dates: February 1, 1987 - August 1, 1988

Defect: THE BLACK PLASTIC PUSH PINS USED TO ATTACH THE PADS TO SEAT STRUCTURE CAN BE REMOVED BY CHILDREN.

Consequence: IF THE CHILD PUTS THE PIN IN ITS MOUTH, THE PIN PRESENTS A CHOKING HAZARD.

Corrective Action: REPLACEMENT PUSH PINS OF A NEW DESIGN AND APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT TO SEAT OWNERS TO REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE PUSH PINS.

 

Models: 227 (ULTARA II)

Production Dates: January 1, 1990 - June 1, 1990

Noncompliance: CHILD RESTRAINT FAILED HEAD AND KNEE EXCURSION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Consequence: CHILD WOULD BE SUBJECT TO GREATER INJURY IN A SUDDEN STOPOR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: REPLACE ULTARA II SEAT SHELLS WITH CHAMPION SEAT SHELLS, AND USE THE ULTARA II T-SHIELDS WITH THE CHAMPION SEAT SHELLS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT EVENFLO AT 800-233-5921.

 

Models: 201 (DYN-O-MITE), 202 (DYN-O-MITE), 221 (ONE STEP), 222 (ONE STEP), 223 (ONE STEP DELUXE), 228 (SEVEN YEAR), 242 (EVENFLO BOOSTER), 401 (ONE STEP), 402 (ONE STEP SOFT TOUCH), 403 (ONE STEP), 404 (ONE STEP), 405 (ONE STEP SOFT TOUCH), 406 (ONE STEP), 407 (ONE STEP), 408 (ONE STEP), 409 (ONE STEP), 411 (DYN-O-MITE), 412 (BOBBY MAC), 414 (BOBBY MAC), 415 (BOBBY MAC DELUXE II), 416 (BOBBY MAC DELUXE II), 417 (ONE STEP DELUXE), 441 (DYN-O-MITE), 442 (DYN-O-MITE), 443 (DYN-O-MITE), 444 (DYN-O-MITE), 446 (DYN-O-MITE), 448 (DYN-O-MITE), 453 (DISCOVERY), 454 (DISCOVERY TRAVEL SYSTEM), 456 (CAR SEAT/BABY CARRIER), 458 (DYN-O-MITE), 470 (EVENFLO BOOSTER), 471 (EVENFLO BOOSTER)

Production Dates: April 1, 1985 - December 1, 1985

Defect: SEAT BUCKLE AND TONGUE MAY NOT PROPERLY ENGAGE WHEN LATCHED AND WOULD NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Consequence: LATCH MECHANISM MAY APPEAR TO BE LOCKED, BUT IT IS FALSELY LOCKED; THE LATCH COULD COME OPEN AND EJECT THE CHILD IN AN ACCIDENT OR SUDDEN STOP, SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE PROTECTION PROVIDED TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: INSTALL REPLACEMENT BUCKLE TONGUE AVAILABLE FROM MANUFACTURER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT EVENFLO AT 800-233-5921.

 

Models: 201 (DYN-O-MITE), 202 (DYN-O-MITE), 221 (ONE STEP), 222 (ONE STEP), 223 (ONE STEP DELUXE), 228 (SEVEN YEAR), 242 (EVENFLO BOOSTER), 401 (ONE STEP), 402 (ONE STEP SOFT TOUCH), 403 (ONE STEP), 404 (ONE STEP), 405 (ONE STEP SOFT TOUCH), 406 (ONE STEP), 407 (ONE STEP), 408 (ONE STEP), 409 (ONE STEP), 411 (DYN-O-MITE), 412 (BOBBY MAC), 414 (BOBBY MAC), 415 (BOBBY MAC DELUXE II), 416 (BOBBY MAC DELUXE II), 417 (ONE STEP DELUXE), 441 (DYN-O-MITE), 442 (DYN-O-MITE), 443 (DYN-O-MITE), 444 (DYN-O-MITE), 445 (EASY COMFORT), 446 (DYN-O-MITE), 448 (DYN-O-MITE), 453 (DISCOVERY), 454 (DISCOVERY TRAVEL SYSTEM), 456 (CAR SEAT/BABY CARRIER), 458 (DYN-O-MITE), 470 (EVENFLO BOOSTER), 471 (EVENFLO BOOSTER)

Production Dates: January 1, 1986 - April 1, 1990

Noncompliance: SEAT BUCKLE AND TONGUE MAY NOT PROPERLY ENGAGE WHEN LATCHED AND WOULD NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Consequence: LATCH MECHANISM MAY APPEAR TO BE LOCKED, BUT IT IS FALSELY LOCKED; THE LATCH COULD COME OPEN AND EJECT THE CHILD IN AN ACCIDENT OR SUDDEN STOP, SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCING THE PROTECTION PROVIDED TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: INSTALL REPLACEMENT BUCKLE TONGUE AVAILABLE FROM MANUFACTURER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT EVENFLO AT 800-233-5921.


FBS, INC

Models: GT7000

Production Dates: January 1, 1989 - August 1, 1992

Defect: THE ELECTRIC MOTOR POWERING THE RECLINING CHILD SEAT IS POWERED BY THE AUTOMOBILE BATTERY/AUXILLIARY POWER SYSTEM THROUGH THE CIGARETTE LIGHTER. THE WIRING USED TO CONNECT THE CHILD SEAT TO THE CIGARETTE LIGHTER OVERHEATS AND MELTS THE PLASTIC WIRE COVERING.

Consequence: WIRING OVERHEATING AND MELTING ITS COVERING CAN RESULTIN AN INCREASED RISK OF INTERIOR COMPARTMENT FIRE.

Corrective Action: FBS HAS GONE OUT OF BUSINESS. THE CORRECTION WAS TO REPLACE THE GT7000 REMOTE CONTROL SEAT WITH EITHER THE GT2000 CHILD SEAT OR THE GT4000 CHILD SEAT.

 

Models: GT2000, GT4000, GT5000, GT7000

Production Dates: May 1, 1989 - June 1, 1993

Noncompliance: THE TWEED CAR SEAT COVER FABRIC DOES NOT MEET THE MINIMUM FLAMMABILITY REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT WOULD NOT PROVIDE THE SEATOCCUPANT ADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM BURNS IF THE SEAT COVER WAS EXPOSED TO ANIGNITION SOURCE.

Corrective Action: FBS HAS GONE OUT OF BUSINESS.


 

Models: GT2000, GT4000, GT5000, GT5500, GT7000

Production Dates: January 1, 1992 - January 1, 1993

Noncompliance: THE CHILD SAFETY SEATS DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS." THE PADDING BEHIND THE HEAD OF THE SEAT OCCUPANT DOES NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT COMPRESSION DEFLECTION RESISTANCE.

Consequence: THE COMPRESSION DEFLECTION RESISTANCE STANDARD GUARDSAGAINST CONCUSSIVE BLOWS TO THE HEAD IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.INSUFFICIENT PADDING CAN RESULT IN MORE SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: FBS HAS GONE OUT OF BUSINESS. THE CORRECTION WAS TO ADD AN EXTRA FOAM PAD TO THE INSIDE BACK OF THE PLASTIC SHELL.

 

Models: GT5000

Production Dates: February 18, 1990 - April 29, 1991

Noncompliance: CHILD RESTRAINTS HAVE STRIPED SEAT COVERS WHICH FAILED THE FLAMMABILITY REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Consequence: SEAT OCCUPANT WOULD FACE INCREASED RISK OF INJURY FROM AFIRE.

Corrective Action: REPLACE SEAT COVERS.

 

Models: GT5000

Production Dates: February 1, 1990 - April 1, 1991

Noncompliance: CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS FAILED TO MEET HEAD EXCURSION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213 BECAUSE OF CHILD SEAT BASE DESIGN.

Consequence: SEAT OCCUPANT WOULD FACE INCREASED RISK OF INJURY IN THEEVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE CHILD SEAT BASE WITH CORRECTED BASE AND REPAIR KIT FROM THE MANUFACTURER.

 

Models: GT1000, GT2000

Production Dates: August 1, 1988 - October 1, 1988

Noncompliance: CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM FAILED TO MEET PRE-IMPACT BUCKLE RELEASE FORCE REQUIREMENTS AND BACK SUPPORT ANGLE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Consequence: BELT COULD BE MORE EASILY UNLATCHED THAN EXPECTED. ALSO, DUE TO BACK SUPPORT ANGLE, CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY  RESTRAINED IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW BUCKLE AND STRAP AND LONGER BOLT FOR THE BACK OF SEAT.


FISHER-PRICE, INC

Models: 79700, SAFE EMBRACE

Production Dates: May 19, 1997 - March 29, 1998

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: MODEL 79700 SAFE EMBRACE CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT. THE HARNESS ADJUSTER, USED TO TIGHTEN AND LOCK THE HARNESS BELTS AROUND A CHILD, CAN MALFUNCTION IF A SPRING BREAKS OR DISLOCATES FROM THE CORRECT POSITION.

Consequence: WHEN THE HARNESS ADJUSTER FAILS, IT WOULD NOT PROPERLY LOCK THE SHOULDER BELTS IN PLACE. IF THIS OCCURS, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH A REVISED RESTRAINT ADJUSTER AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: 9173

Production Dates: September 1, 1994 - November 1, 1994

Noncompliance: THE SEATS HAVE AN INCORRECTLY POSITIONED LABEL WARNING THAT ANY CAR SEAT USED IN THE REAR-FACING POSITION SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE SEAT ON WHICH AN AIR BAG MAY DEPLOY. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS." 

Corrective Action: A NEW LABEL WILL BE SENT TO CONSUMERS WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO CORRECTLY PLACE THE LABEL ON THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT.

 

Models: 9104

Production Dates: June 1, 1992 - September 1, 1992

Defect: THE RED BUTTON ON THE BUCKLE OF THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CAN DISLODGE FROM THE CASING CAUSING ONE OF THE APPENDAGES ATTACHED TO THE BUTTON TO BE OUTSIDE ITS PROTECTIVE CASING.

Consequence: IF THE RED BUTTON OF THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY BECOMESDISLODGED, THE BUCKLE CANNOT BE SECURELY ATTACHED.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE WILL PROVIDE EITHER A REPLACEMENT CHILD SAFETY SEAT OR A REFUND OF THE COST OF THE SEAT. THE CONSUMERS WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF RECEIVING A NEW BUCKLE ASSEMBLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

 

Models: 79700, SAFE EMBRACE

Production Dates: May 19, 1997 - March 29, 1998

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: MODEL 79700 SAFE EMBRACE CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT. THE HARNESS ADJUSTER, USED TO TIGHTEN AND LOCK THE HARNESS BELTS AROUND A CHILD, CAN MALFUNCTION IF A SPRING BREAKS OR DISLOCATES FROM THE CORRECT POSITION.

Consequence: WHEN THE HARNESS ADJUSTER FAILS, IT WOULD NOT PROPERLY LOCK THE SHOULDER BELTS IN PLACE. IF THIS OCCURS, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH A REVISED RESTRAINT ADJUSTER AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: 79700, SAFE EMBRACE

Production Dates: May 19, 1997 - March 29, 1998

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: MODEL 79700 SAFE EMBRACE CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT. THE HARNESS ADJUSTER, USED TO TIGHTEN AND LOCK THE HARNESS BELTS AROUND A CHILD, CAN MALFUNCTION IF A SPRING BREAKS OR DISLOCATES FROM THE CORRECT POSITION.

Consequence: WHEN THE HARNESS ADJUSTER FAILS, IT WOULD NOT PROPERLY LOCK THE SHOULDER BELTS IN PLACE. IF THIS OCCURS, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH A REVISED RESTRAINT ADJUSTER AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: 9173

Production Dates: September 1, 1994 - November 1, 1994

Noncompliance: THE SEATS HAVE AN INCORRECTLY POSITIONED LABEL WARNING THAT ANY CAR SEAT USED IN THE REAR-FACING POSITION SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE SEAT ON WHICH AN AIR BAG MAY DEPLOY. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Corrective Action: A NEW LABEL WILL BE SENT TO CONSUMERS WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO CORRECTLY PLACE THE LABEL ON THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT.

 

Models: 9104

Production Dates: June 1, 1992 - September 1, 1992

Defect: THE RED BUTTON ON THE BUCKLE OF THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CAN DISLODGE FROM THE CASING CAUSING ONE OF THE APPENDAGES ATTACHED TO THE BUTTON TO BE OUTSIDE ITS PROTECTIVE CASING.

Consequence: IF THE RED BUTTON OF THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY BECOMESDISLODGED, THE BUCKLE CANNOT BE SECURELY ATTACHED.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE WILL PROVIDE EITHER A REPLACEMENT CHILD SAFETY SEAT OR A REFUND OF THE COST OF THE SEAT. THE CONSUMERS WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF RECEIVING A NEW BUCKLE ASSEMBLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

 

Models: 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1991 - January 1, 1992

Defect: THE SHOULDER BELTS ON CAR SEATS USING A PARTICULAR DESIGN OF CONNECTOR BAR CAN COME FREE OF THE CONNECTOR BAR AFTER EXTENDED USE.

Consequence: THE SHOULDER BELTS CAN WORK FREE AND THE SAFETY SEAT WILLNOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE IS PROVIDING A PLASTIC COVER THAT FITS OVER THE OPENING ON THE CONNECTOR BAR THAT WILL PREVENT THE SHOULDER BELTS FROM COMING FREE OF THE CONNECTOR BAR.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1989 - October 1, 1989

Defect: PLASTIC LAMINATE ON THE BUCKLE SHIELD CAN BREAK AFTER FORCE IS APPLIED IN REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THE BROKEN PLASTIC LAMINATE ON THE SHIELD WOULD MAKE THEBUCKLE DIFFICULT TO FASTEN; IF THE BUCKLE IS NOT SECURELY FASTENED, THE CHILDWOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO AFFECTED SEAT OWNERS BY CALLING THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER 1-800-332-3457.

 

Models: 9149

Production Dates: January 1, 1991 - February 1, 1991

Noncompliance: THE BREAST SHIELD COULD SEPARATE FROM THE TONGUE OF THE RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY IN CRASH CONDITIONS BECAUSE OF A FAULTY BUCKLE FRAME.

Consequence: BREAST SHIELD SEPARATION DURING A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASHWOULD EXPOSE SEAT OCCUPANT TO INCREASED RISK OF INJURY. SEAT FAILS TO COMPLYWITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Corrective Action: REPLACE BREAST SHIELD ASSEMBLIES.

 

Models: 9100

Production Dates: April 1, 1985 - August 1, 1985

Defect: SEAT METAL LAMINATE SHIELD, LOCATED INSIDE SHIELD BUCKLE, CAN BREAK AFTER REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THIS WOULD ALLOW THE SHIELD TO SEPARATE FROM THE BUCKLE AND THUS NOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE CHILD IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS WHO CALL TOLL FREE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: July 1, 1986 - January 1, 1991

Defect: BUTTON ON SHIELD STRAP CAN BECOME LOOSE AND BE REMOVED BY A CHILD.

Consequence: CHILDREN COULD PUT PIECES OF BUTTON IN THEIR MOUTHS AND CHOKE.

Corrective Action: REMOVE THE BUTTON AND INSTALL REPLACEMENT BUTTON THAT WILL BE SENT BY MANUFACTURER TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS WHO CALL THE TOLL FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: May 1, 1987 - January 1, 1989

Defect: PLASTIC PIN INSIDE THE BUCKLE SHIELD CAN BREAK AFTER FORCE IS APPLIED IN REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THE BROKEN SHIELD WOULD MAKE THE BUCKLE DIFFICULT TO FASTEN; IF THE BUCKLE IS NOT SECURELY FASTENED, THE CHILD WOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS CALLING THE TOLL FREE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: April 1, 1985 - June 1, 1989

Defect: THE METALLIC LABEL GLUED TO THE BREAST SHIELD OF THE SEAT CAN BECOME LOOSE OVER TIME.

Consequence: THERE IS A HAZARD OF CHOKING FROM A CHILD REMOVING THE LOOSE LABEL AND PLACING IT IN HIS OR HER MOUTH.

Corrective Action: INSPECT THE BREAST SHIELD PERIODICALLY, AND IF THE LABEL IS LOOSE, PEEL IT OFF AND DISCARD IT.

 

Models: 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1990 - March 1, 1990

Noncompliance: THE RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY HAS A 'TONGUE' USED TO ENGAGE THE BREAST SHIELD OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT;

A STAMPING DIE USED ON THIS TONGUE COULD CAUSE THE PART TO FAIL AND COMPLETELY SEPARATE IN A CRASH.

Consequence: CHILD USING THE SEAT WOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A CRASH, AND COULD SUFFER INJURY; ALSO, THE SEATS WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS213.

Corrective Action: INSTALL REPLACEMENT RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY WHICH WILL INCLUDE TONGUE THAT IS FREE OF THE STAMPING DIE THAT LED TO TONGUE FAILURE.

 

Models: 9104

Production Dates: June 1, 1992 - September 1, 1992

Defect: THE RED BUTTON ON THE BUCKLE OF THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CAN DISLODGE FROM THE CASING CAUSING ONE OF THE APPENDAGES ATTACHED TO THE BUTTON TO BE OUTSIDE ITS PROTECTIVE CASING.

Consequence: IF THE RED BUTTON OF THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY BECOMES DISLODGED, THE BUCKLE CANNOT BE SECURELY ATTACHED.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE WILL PROVIDE EITHER A REPLACEMENT CHILD SAFETY SEAT OR A REFUND OF THE COST OF THE SEAT. THE CONSUMERS WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF RECEIVING A NEW BUCKLE ASSEMBLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

 

Models: 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1991 - January 1, 1992

Defect: THE SHOULDER BELTS ON CAR SEATS USING A PARTICULAR DESIGN OF CONNECTOR BAR CAN COME FREE OF THE CONNECTOR BAR AFTER EXTENDED USE.

Consequence: THE SHOULDER BELTS CAN WORK FREE AND THE SAFETY SEAT WILLNOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE IS PROVIDING A PLASTIC COVER THAT FITS OVER THE OPENING ON THE CONNECTOR BAR THAT WILL PREVENT THE SHOULDER BELTS FROM COMING FREE OF THE CONNECTOR BAR.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1989 - October 1, 1989

Defect: PLASTIC LAMINATE ON THE BUCKLE SHIELD CAN BREAK AFTER FORCE IS APPLIED IN REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THE BROKEN PLASTIC LAMINATE ON THE SHIELD WOULD MAKE THEBUCKLE DIFFICULT TO FASTEN; IF THE BUCKLE IS NOT SECURELY FASTENED, THE CHILDWOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO AFFECTED SEAT OWNERS BY CALLING THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER 1-800-332-3457.

 

Models: 9149

Production Dates: January 1, 1991 - February 1, 1991

Noncompliance: THE BREAST SHIELD COULD SEPARATE FROM THE TONGUE OF THE RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY IN CRASH CONDITIONS BECAUSE OF A FAULTY BUCKLE FRAME.

Consequence: BREAST SHIELD SEPARATION DURING A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASHWOULD EXPOSE SEAT OCCUPANT TO INCREASED RISK OF INJURY. SEAT FAILS TO COMPLYWITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Corrective Action: REPLACE BREAST SHIELD ASSEMBLIES.

 

Models: 9100

Production Dates: April 1, 1985 - August 1, 1985

Defect: SEAT METAL LAMINATE SHIELD, LOCATED INSIDE SHIELD BUCKLE, CAN BREAK AFTER REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THIS WOULD ALLOW THE SHIELD TO SEPARATE FROM THE BUCKLE AND THUS NOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE CHILD IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS WHO CALL TOLL FREE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: July 1, 1986 - January 1, 1991

Defect: BUTTON ON SHIELD STRAP CAN BECOME LOOSE AND BE REMOVED BY A CHILD.

Consequence: CHILDREN COULD PUT PIECES OF BUTTON IN THEIR MOUTHS AND CHOKE.

Corrective Action: REMOVE THE BUTTON AND INSTALL REPLACEMENT BUTTON THAT WILL BE SENT BY MANUFACTURER TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS WHO CALL THE TOLL FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: May 1, 1987 - January 1, 1989

Defect: PLASTIC PIN INSIDE THE BUCKLE SHIELD CAN BREAK AFTER FORCE IS APPLIED IN REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THE BROKEN SHIELD WOULD MAKE THE BUCKLE DIFFICULT TO FASTEN; IF THE BUCKLE IS NOT SECURELY FASTENED, THE CHILD WOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS CALLING THE TOLL FREE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: April 1, 1985 - June 1, 1989

Defect: THE METALLIC LABEL GLUED TO THE BREAST SHIELD OF THE SEAT CAN BECOME LOOSE OVER TIME.

Consequence: THERE IS A HAZARD OF CHOKING FROM A CHILD REMOVING THE LOOSE LABEL AND PLACING IT IN HIS OR HER MOUTH.

Corrective Action: INSPECT THE BREAST SHIELD PERIODICALLY, AND IF THE LABEL IS LOOSE, PEEL IT OFF AND DISCARD IT.

 

Models: 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1990 - March 1, 1990

Noncompliance: THE RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY HAS A 'TONGUE' USED TO ENGAGE THE BREAST SHIELD OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT; A STAMPING DIE USED ON THIS TONGUE COULD CAUSE THE PART TO FAIL AND COMPLETELY SEPARATE IN A CRASH.

Consequence: CHILD USING THE SEAT WOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A CRASH, AND COULD SUFFER INJURY; ALSO, THE SEATS WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS213.

Corrective Action: INSTALL REPLACEMENT RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY WHICH WILL INCLUDE TONGUE THAT IS FREE OF THE STAMPING DIE THAT LED TO TONGUE FAILURE.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1989 - October 1, 1989

Defect: PLASTIC LAMINATE ON THE BUCKLE SHIELD CAN BREAK AFTER FORCE IS APPLIED IN REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THE BROKEN PLASTIC LAMINATE ON THE SHIELD WOULD MAKE THEBUCKLE DIFFICULT TO FASTEN; IF THE BUCKLE IS NOT SECURELY FASTENED, THE CHILDWOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO AFFECTED SEAT OWNERS BY CALLING THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER 1-800-332-3457.

 

Models: 9149

Production Dates: January 1, 1991 - February 1, 1991

Noncompliance: THE BREAST SHIELD COULD SEPARATE FROM THE TONGUE OF THE RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY IN CRASH CONDITIONS BECAUSE OF A FAULTY BUCKLE FRAME.

Consequence: BREAST SHIELD SEPARATION DURING A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASHWOULD EXPOSE SEAT OCCUPANT TO INCREASED RISK OF INJURY. SEAT FAILS TO COMPLYWITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Corrective Action: REPLACE BREAST SHIELD ASSEMBLIES.

 

Models: 9100

Production Dates: April 1, 1985 - August 1, 1985

Defect: SEAT METAL LAMINATE SHIELD, LOCATED INSIDE SHIELD BUCKLE, CAN BREAK AFTER REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THIS WOULD ALLOW THE SHIELD TO SEPARATE FROM THE BUCKLE AND THUS NOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE CHILD IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS WHO CALL TOLL FREE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 79700, SAFE EMBRACE

Production Dates: May 19, 1997 - March 29, 1998

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: MODEL 79700 SAFE EMBRACE CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT. THE HARNESS ADJUSTER, USED TO TIGHTEN AND LOCK THE HARNESS BELTS AROUND A CHILD, CAN MALFUNCTION IF A SPRING BREAKS OR DISLOCATES FROM THE CORRECT POSITION.

Consequence: WHEN THE HARNESS ADJUSTER FAILS, IT WOULD NOT PROPERLY LOCK THE SHOULDER BELTS IN PLACE. IF THIS OCCURS, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH A REVISED RESTRAINT ADJUSTER AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

Models: 9173

Production Dates: September 1, 1994 - November 1, 1994

Noncompliance: THE SEATS HAVE AN INCORRECTLY POSITIONED LABEL WARNING THAT ANY CAR SEAT USED IN THE REAR-FACING POSITION SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE SEAT ON WHICH AN AIR BAG MAY DEPLOY. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Corrective Action: A NEW LABEL WILL BE SENT TO CONSUMERS WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO CORRECTLY PLACE THE LABEL ON THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT.

 

Models: 9104

Production Dates: June 1, 1992 - September 1, 1992

Defect: THE RED BUTTON ON THE BUCKLE OF THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CAN DISLODGE FROM THE CASING CAUSING ONE OF THE APPENDAGES ATTACHED TO THE BUTTON TO BE OUTSIDE ITS PROTECTIVE CASING.

Consequence: IF THE RED BUTTON OF THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY BECOMES DISLODGED, THE BUCKLE CANNOT BE SECURELY ATTACHED.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE WILL PROVIDE EITHER A REPLACEMENT CHILD SAFETY SEAT OR A REFUND OF THE COST OF THE SEAT. THE CONSUMERS WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF RECEIVING A NEW BUCKLE ASSEMBLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

 

Models: 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1991 - January 1, 1992

Defect: THE SHOULDER BELTS ON CAR SEATS USING A PARTICULAR DESIGN OF CONNECTOR BAR CAN COME FREE OF THE CONNECTOR BAR AFTER EXTENDED USE.

Consequence: THE SHOULDER BELTS CAN WORK FREE AND THE SAFETY SEAT WILLNOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: FISHER-PRICE IS PROVIDING A PLASTIC COVER THAT FITS OVER THE OPENING ON THE CONNECTOR BAR THAT WILL PREVENT THE SHOULDER BELTS FROM COMING FREE OF THE CONNECTOR BAR.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1989 - October 1, 1989

Defect: PLASTIC LAMINATE ON THE BUCKLE SHIELD CAN BREAK AFTER FORCE IS APPLIED IN REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THE BROKEN PLASTIC LAMINATE ON THE SHIELD WOULD MAKE THEBUCKLE DIFFICULT TO FASTEN; IF THE BUCKLE IS NOT SECURELY FASTENED, THE CHILDWOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO AFFECTED SEAT OWNERS BY CALLING THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER 1-800-332-3457.

 

Models: 9149

Production Dates: January 1, 1991 - February 1, 1991

Noncompliance: THE BREAST SHIELD COULD SEPARATE FROM THE TONGUE OF THE RESTRAINT ASSEMBLY IN CRASH CONDITIONS BECAUSE OF A FAULTY BUCKLE FRAME.

Consequence: BREAST SHIELD SEPARATION DURING A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASHWOULD EXPOSE SEAT OCCUPANT TO INCREASED RISK OF INJURY. SEAT FAILS TO COMPLYWITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Corrective Action: REPLACE BREAST SHIELD ASSEMBLIES.

 

Models: 9100

Production Dates: April 1, 1985 - August 1, 1985

Defect: SEAT METAL LAMINATE SHIELD, LOCATED INSIDE SHIELD BUCKLE, CAN BREAK AFTER REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THIS WOULD ALLOW THE SHIELD TO SEPARATE FROM THE BUCKLE AND THUS NOT PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE CHILD IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS WHO CALL TOLL FREE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: July 1, 1986 - January 1, 1991

Defect: BUTTON ON SHIELD STRAP CAN BECOME LOOSE AND BE REMOVED BY A CHILD.

Consequence: CHILDREN COULD PUT PIECES OF BUTTON IN THEIR MOUTHS AND CHOKE.

Corrective Action: REMOVE THE BUTTON AND INSTALL REPLACEMENT BUTTON THAT WILL BE SENT BY MANUFACTURER TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS WHO CALL THE TOLL FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: May 1, 1987 - January 1, 1989

Defect: PLASTIC PIN INSIDE THE BUCKLE SHIELD CAN BREAK AFTER FORCE IS APPLIED IN REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THE BROKEN SHIELD WOULD MAKE THE BUCKLE DIFFICULT TO FASTEN; IF THE BUCKLE IS NOT SECURELY FASTENED, THE CHILD WOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS CALLING THE TOLL FREE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: April 1, 1985 - June 1, 1989

Defect: THE METALLIC LABEL GLUED TO THE BREAST SHIELD OF THE SEAT CAN BECOME LOOSE OVER TIME.

Consequence: THERE IS A HAZARD OF CHOKING FROM A CHILD REMOVING THE LOOSE LABEL AND PLACING IT IN HIS OR HER MOUTH.

Corrective Action: INSPECT THE BREAST SHIELD PERIODICALLY, AND IF THE LABEL IS LOOSE, PEEL IT OFF AND DISCARD IT.

 

Models: 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1990 - March 1, 1990

Noncompliance: THE RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY HAS A 'TONGUE' USED TO ENGAGE THE BREAST SHIELD OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT; A STAMPING DIE USED ON THIS TONGUE COULD CAUSE THE PART TO FAIL AND COMPLETELY SEPARATE IN A CRASH.

Consequence: CHILD USING THE SEAT WOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A CRASH, AND COULD SUFFER INJURY; ALSO, THE SEATS WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS213.

Corrective Action: INSTALL REPLACEMENT RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY WHICH WILL INCLUDE TONGUE THAT IS FREE OF THE STAMPING DIE THAT LED TO TONGUE FAILURE.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: May 1, 1987 - January 1, 1989

Defect: PLASTIC PIN INSIDE THE BUCKLE SHIELD CAN BREAK AFTER FORCE IS APPLIED IN REPEATED USE.

Consequence: THE BROKEN SHIELD WOULD MAKE THE BUCKLE DIFFICULT TO FASTEN; IF THE BUCKLE IS NOT SECURELY FASTENED, THE CHILD WOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW SHIELD THAT WILL BE SENT BY FISHER PRICE TO INVOLVED SEAT OWNERS CALLING THE TOLL FREE NUMBER 800-527-1034.

 

Models: 9100, 9101

Production Dates: April 1, 1985 - June 1, 1989

Defect: THE METALLIC LABEL GLUED TO THE BREAST SHIELD OF THE SEAT CAN BECOME LOOSE OVER TIME.

Consequence: THERE IS A HAZARD OF CHOKING FROM A CHILD REMOVING THE LOOSE LABEL AND PLACING IT IN HIS OR HER MOUTH.

Corrective Action: INSPECT THE BREAST SHIELD PERIODICALLY, AND IF THE LABEL IS LOOSE, PEEL IT OFF AND DISCARD IT.

 

Models: 9101

Production Dates: February 1, 1990 - March 1, 1990

Noncompliance: THE RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY HAS A 'TONGUE' USED TO ENGAGE THE BREAST SHIELD OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT; A STAMPING DIE USED ON THIS TONGUE COULD CAUSE THE PART TO FAIL AND COMPLETELY SEPARATE IN A CRASH.

Consequence: CHILD USING THE SEAT WOULD NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN A CRASH, AND COULD SUFFER INJURY; ALSO, THE SEATS WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS213.

Corrective Action: INSTALL REPLACEMENT RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY WHICH WILL INCLUDE TONGUE THAT IS FREE OF THE STAMPING DIE THAT LED TO TONGUE FAILURE.


GERRY


Models: 626, SECURE RIDE

Production Dates: August 1, 1994 - March 1, 1995

Noncompliance: THE SEATS HAVE AN INCORRECTLY POSITIONED LABEL WARNING THAT ANY CAR SEAT USED IN THE REAR-FACING POSITION SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE SEAT ON WHICH AN AIR BAG MAY DEPLOY. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Corrective Action: A NEW LABEL WILL BE SENT TO CONSUMERS WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CORRECTLY USE THE CHILD SEAT IN THE VEHICLE.

 

Models: GERRY GUARDIAN

Production Dates: January 1, 1990 - May 1, 1990

Noncompliance: THE BUCKLES ON THESE CHILD RESTRAINTS ARE NOT STIFF ENOUGH TO PREVENT A CHILD FROM RELEASING THE BUCKLE.

Consequence: THE CHILD RESTRAINT SEATS FAIL THE RELEASE FORCE TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS". OCCUPANTS OF UNBUCKLED CHILD RESTRAINTS ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASED RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A  SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: GERRY GUARDIAN WILL PROVIDE A FREE BUCKLE REPLACEMENT KIT. CONSUMERS CAN CALL GERRY GUARDIAN AT 1-800-845-8813 FOR THE REPLACEMENT KIT OR WRITE TO GERRY BABY PRODUCTS COMPANY AT 12520 GRANT DRIVE, DENVER, CO 80233.


GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS, INC

Models: 8C04FRR (COMFORT SPORT), 8C04FRR2 (COMFORT SPORT)

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

Noncompliance: GRACO IS RECALLING 43,994 COMFORTSPORTTM CONVERTIBLE CAR SEATS, IN THE FRAZIERTM 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 BEGAN ON DECEMBER 19, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GRACO AT 1-800-345-4109 OR BY E-MAIL AT CONSUMERSERVICES@GRACOBABY.COM 

 

Models: 8487BELI CARGO ULTRA, 8487SMP CARGO ULTRA, 8487WBR CARGO ULTRA, 8686ROS TREASURED CARGO, 8689FAR PLATINUM CARGO, 8D01ZPH PLATINUM CARGO, 8D02SYC PLATINUM CARGO, 8D03WIK CARGO BOOSTER, 8D04SDN CARGO BOOSTER, 8D05NWY PLATINUM CARGO, 8D10CCE PLATINUM CARGO

Production Dates: January 9, 2007 - March 3, 2008

Noncompliance: GRACO IS RECALLING 121,042 CARGO BOOSTER SEATS (CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS) MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 9, 2007 AND MARCH 3, 2008. THESE SEATS WERE LABELED WITH AN INCORRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE LABELING REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A PROBLEM WITH THESE CHILD RESTRAINTS, OWNERS WOULD BE IMPEDED IN CONTACTING NHTSA.

Corrective Action: GRACO WILL MAIL ALL REGISTERED OWNERS A NOTIFICATION LETTER ADVISING THEM OF THE ERROR. INCLUDED WITH THE LETTER WILL BE A NEW LABEL WITH THE CORRECT NHTSA HOTLINE TELEPHONE NUMBER, ANOTHER LABEL THAT SHOULD BE AFFIXED ADJACENT TO THE LABEL WITH THE MODEL NUMBER AND MANUFACTURE DATE INFORMATION ON THE BACK OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT ADVISING THAT THE UNIT HAS BEEN REMEDIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CAMPAIGN, AND INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHERE AND HOW TO AFFIX BOTH LABELS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 14, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GRACO TOLL FREE AT 800-345-4109.

 

Models: 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.

Consequence: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN KILLED OR INJURED IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES.

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.

 

Models: SNUGRIDE

Production Dates: August 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007

Defect: CERTAIN GRACO SNUGRIDE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODELS 8609, 8616, 8643, 8645, AND 8646, MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1, 2006, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2007. THE FIBER BACKING OF THESE SEATS ARE OF LESSER DENSITY AND MAY BE MORE PRONE TO DETERIORATION OR TEARING, ESPECIALLY AFTER WASHING. IN ADDITION, THE PARTICULAR DESIGN OF THE EAT PAD MAY ALLOW MORE READY ACCESS TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE PADDING.

Consequence: AN INFANT PASSENGER IN THE SEAT MAY REMOVE PIECES OF THE FIBER FILL FROM THE BACK OF THE SEAT PAD, PLACE IT IN THEIR MOUTHS, THUS CREATING A POTENTIAL CHOKING HAZARD.

Corrective Action: GRACO WILL NOTIFY ALL REGISTERED OWNERS AND OFFER A REPLACEMENT KIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 20, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT GRACO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-345-4109 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BETWEEN 8 AM & 5 PM EST OR VISIT WWW.GRACOBABY.COM.

 

Models: COMFORTSPORT

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, 8C00TMB, 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.'

Consequence: 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 BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT GRACO AT 800-345-4109.

 

Models: SNUGRIDE

Production Dates: March 1, 2002 - March 8, 2003

Defect: GRACO IS RECALLING THE SNUGRIDE INFANT CAR SEATS. MODELS THAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS WITHIN THE MODEL NUMBER: 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, AND WERE  ANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 1, 2002, AND MARCH 6, 2003, ARE INCLUDED. SOME OF THE SEATSMAY HAVE MISSING HARDWARE THAT IS TO ATTACH THE CARRIER TO THE BASE. IF THE HARDWARE IS MISSING, THE CARRIER MAY NOT BE SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE BASE. GRACO HAS DECIDED TO EXPAND THIS RECALL TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL SNUGRIDE INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS WHICH HAVE A MANUFACTURE DATE OF MARCH 7 OR 8, 2003. 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. NOTIFICATION TO REGISTERED OWNERS OF THE ADDITIONAL INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 1, 2003.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR VEHICLE CRASH, THE CARRIER MAY DETACH FROM THE BASE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: GRACO WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS, PROVIDE INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS, AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO RETURN YOUR CAR SEAT TO GRACO IF THE BASE IS MISSING THE HOOKS OR PINS. GRACO WILL REPLACE THE BASE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 12, 2003. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GRACO AT 866-473-0163.

 

Models: 7493G9, 7493RS, 7497HL, 7497SY, 7499LK, 7499N2, 841101, 841102, 841103, 841203, 8412T02, 8457D5, 8457DVB, 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, 8478SAR, SNUGRIDE

Production Dates: August 31, 1999 - February 28, 2002

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: GRACO SNUGRIDE INFANT CAR SEATS, MODEL NOS. 7493G9, 7493RS, 7497HL, 7497SY, 7499LK, 7499N2, 841101, 841102, 841103, 841203, 8412T02, 8457D5, 8457DVB, 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, 8478SAR, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN AUGUST 31, 1999, AND FEBRUARY 28, 2002. THESE SEATS MAY BE MISSING COMPONENTS ON THE BASE OR THE CARRIER SHELL. THE COMPONENTS ARE 1 OR 2 METAL HOOKS AND THEIR RETAINER PINS ON THE BASE, OR THE MATING "U" SHAPED BARS ON THE CARRIER SHELL THAT ARE USED TO ATTACH THE CARRIER TO THE BASE. PLEASE NOTE: ALL AFFECTED MODEL NUMBERS MAY ALSO BEGIN WITH THE LETTER "A". A MODEL NUMBER LISTED, BUT BEGINNING WITH AN ADDITIONAL "A" IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE RECALLED SEATS.

Consequence: IF THE HOOKS, PINS OR "U" BARS ARE MISSING, THE CARRIER MAY NOT BE SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE BASE. IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH, THE CARRIER COULD DETACH FROM THE BASE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: GRACO WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT SEAT OR BASE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 19, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GRACO CENTURY AT 1-800-345-4109.


KOLCRAFT ENTERPRISES, INC.

Models: INFANT CAR SEAT, INFANT RESTRAINT, INFANT RIDER, PLAYSKOOL, PLUS 4, PLUS 5, SECURA, TRAVEL ABOUT

Production Dates: January 1, 1993 - June 30, 1999

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: INFANT RIDER, SECURA, TRAVEL ABOUT, PLUS 4, PLUS 5, INFANT RESTRAINT, INFANT CAR SEAT AND PLAYSKOOL INFANT CAR SEATS, INCLUDING SEATS SOLD AS PART OF A STROLLER COMBINATION, AND MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 1, 1993 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1999. WHEN USED AS AN INFANT CARRIER, THE HANDLE CAN UNEXPECTEDLY MOVE FROM THE INTENDED CARRYING POSITION.

Consequence: THE HANDLE CAN UNEXPECTEDLY MOVE FROM THE INTENDED CARRYING POSITION, CAUSING THE SEAT TO SUDDENLY ROTATE. THE INFANT COULD SUFFER SERIOUS INJURIES.

Corrective Action: OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A FREE REPAIR KIT. UNTIL THE REPAIR KIT HAS BEEN INSTALLED, DO NOT CARRY THE SEAT BY ITS CARRYING HANDLE, BUT BY THE HANDLES ON THE HEAD AND FOOT OF THE SEAT.

 

Models: PERFORMA, SECURE FIT

Production Dates: January 26, 1996 - July 31, 1997

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: PERFORMA AND SECURE-FIT INFANT SEATS MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 26, 1996 THROUGH JULY 31, 1997. THESE SEATS DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE BUCKLE RELEASE FORCE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE BUCKLE MAY BE DIFFICULT TO RELEASE, MAKING IT HARDER TO REMOVE THE CHILD FROM THE CAR SEAT.

Corrective Action: KOLCRAFT WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS, A REPLACEMENT BUCKLE HOUSING KIT AND THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO INSTALL THE NEW BUCKLE.

 

Models: PERFORMA

Production Dates: March 1, 1996 - October 31, 1996

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: PERFORMA INFANT SEATS MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 26, 1996 THROUGH JULY 31, 1997. THESE MATERIAL USED IN THESE SEATS DO NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 302, "FLAMMABILITY OF INTERIOR MATERIALS."

Consequence: THE MATERIAL USED IN THESE INFANT SEATS COULD POSSIBLY IGNITE BURNING AN OCCUPANT OF THE SEAT.

Corrective Action: KOLCRAFT WILL REPLACE THE MATERIAL ON THESE INFANT SEATS.

 

Models: TRAVEL 5, INFANT RIDER, PLUS 4, PLUS 5, TRAVEL ABOUT

Production Dates: May 1, 1996 - September 30, 1996

Noncompliance: DURING COMPLIANCE TESTING, A CROTCH STRAP ASSEMBLY SEPARATED FROM THE SHELL OF AN INFANT RESTRAINT. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION, THE OCCUPANT OF THE CHILD SEAT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Corrective Action: KOLCRAFT WILL PROVIDE OWNER WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINE THE CROTCH STRAP RETAINER CLIP AND FOR REALIGNING THE CLIP IF IT HAS BEEN MISINSTALLED. A STICKER WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED FOR INSTALLATION ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT NOTIFYING THE USER OF THE POSSIBILITY OF A MISALIGNED STRAP RETAINER CLIP WITH SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ITS REALIGNMENT.

 

Models: TRAVELER 700

Production Dates: November 1, 1994 - August 1, 1995

 

 

Corrective Action: KOLCRAFT IS PROVIDING OWNERS WITH A NEW BUCKLE MECHANISM, INSTRUCTIONS, AND THE TOOLS NEEDED TO REPLACE THE BUCKLE.

 

 

Models: AUTOMATE, PLAYSKOOL, TRAVELER 700

Production Dates: September 3, 1992 - September 3, 1992

Noncompliance: THE TONGUE OF THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAN CORRODE. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS." ALSO, THE LABEL WITH USE AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IS MISSING FROM THE PLAYSKOOL MODEL.

Consequence: BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CORROSION COULD AFFECT THE SAFETYPERFORMANCE OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT. THE MISSING LABEL MAY CAUSE IMPROPER USEOF THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT.

Corrective Action: KOLCRAFT WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH A FREE REPLACEMENT HARNESS ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. OWNERS OF THE AFFECTED CHILD SEATS SHOULD CALL KOLCRAFT TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-453-7673, TO OBTAIN A NEW REPLACEMENT HARNESS ASSEMBLY.

 

Models: TRAVELER 700

Production Dates: January 1, 1991 - August 8, 1991

Noncompliance: THE INSTRUCTION STICKER ATTACHED TO THE CHILD SEAT IS INCORRECT, SINCE IT WAS WRITTEN FOR A DIFFERENT MODEL OF KOLCRAFT CHILD SEAT.

Consequence: THE INSTRUCTION STICKER IS NOT SPECIFIC TO THE MODEL OFTHE CHILDSEAT IT IS ATTACHED TO; THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF INCORRECTINSTALLATION OF THE TRAVELER 700 CHILDSEAT IN A FORWARD FACING POSTITION. ALSO,THE SEAT IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH FMVSS 213.

Corrective Action: PROVIDE CORRECTED DRAWINGS.

 

Models: 180-200

Production Dates: January 1, 1988 - July 1, 1990

Noncompliance: THE BOTTOM CUSHION OF THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT FAILED TO MEET THE FLAMMABILITY REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Consequence: THE OCCUPANT OF SUCH A CHILD SAFETY SEAT WOULD BEEXPOSED TO INCREASED RISK OF BURN INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE.

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE SEAT CUSHIONS ON PERFECT FITT MODEL 180-200.

 

Models: TRAVELER 700

Production Dates: January 1, 1991 - August 1, 1991

Defect: THE ARMRESTS ON THE CHILDSEAT CRACK AT THE POINTS WHERE THEY ARE ATTACHED TO THE SEAT BACK LEAVING SPRINGS AND SHARP PIECES OF PLASTIC EXPOSED. THESE CRACKS ARE CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE TENSION BETWEEN THE SPRINGS AND THE PLASTIC OF THE ARMREST.

Consequence: THE BROKEN PLASTIC ARMRESTS AND THE EXPOSED SPRINGSCOULD INJURE THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: KOLCRAFT WILL REPLACE THE SEAT SHELL WITH A NEW SEAT SHELL THAT ELIMINATES THE SPRING AND STRENGTHENS THE PLASTIC OF THE ARMREST.

 

Models: 180-600

Production Dates: November 1, 1990 - August 1, 1991

Noncompliance: THE SEAT SHELLS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY STANDARDS OF FMVSS 213. THE PLASTIC SEAT SHELLS CRACKED DURING DYNAMIC IMPACT TESTING.

Consequence: CHILD SAFETY RESTRAINTS WITH INSUFFICIENT STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY EXPOSE SEAT OCCUPANTS TO INCREASED RISK OF INJURY IN A SUDDEN STOPOR ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: KOLCRAFT WILL REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE SEAT SHELL WITH A NEWLY MANUFACTURED SEAT SHELL OF AN EQUIVALENT KOLCRAFT PRODUCT.

 

Models: 140-155, 180-400

Production Dates: December 1, 1989 - August 1, 1990

Noncompliance: THE FOAM SEAT CUSHIONS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FMVSS 213; THE SEAT BURNS AT A RATE FASTER THAN PERMITTED.

Consequence: OCCUPANTS OF THE SEAT WOULD BE EXPOSED TO INCREASED RISKOF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF FIRE OR EXTREME HEAT.

Corrective Action: REPLACE THE FOAM SEAT CUSHION WITH NEW SEAT CUSHION.

 

Models: 180-150, 180-200

Production Dates: March 1, 1989 - October 1, 1990

Noncompliance: THE SEAT FAILS TO MEET THE HEAD AND KNEE EXCURSION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213, S5.1.3.

Consequence: THE CHILD SEAT OCCUPANT WOULD BE SUBJECT TO INCREASEDRISK OF HEAD AND NECK INJURY IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT OR SUDDEN STOP.

Corrective Action: OWNERS ARE TO INSTALL A PLASTIC REINFORCEMENT TUBE KIT TO THE REAR OF THE SEAT SHELL TO REINFORCE THE SHELL. THIS TUBE KIT WILL BE SUPPLIED BY THE MANUFACTURER.

 

Models: 131-100, 131-101, 180-100, 180-150, 180-200, 180-300

Production Dates: January 1, 1987 - August 1, 1989

Defect: THE POLYPROPELENE FASTENERS (CANOE CLIP) USED TO ATTACH THE SEATS MAY CONTAIN HAIRLINE BREAKS OR WEAKNESSES THAT COULD CAUSE THE CLIP TO BREAK.

Consequence: IF CLIPS BROKE DURING ORDINARY USAGE, CLIPS (OR BROKEN PIECES) COULD POSE A CHOKING RISK TO THE CHILD WHO ATTEMPTED TO SWALLOW THE CLIP OR PIECES OF A CLIP.

Corrective Action: REPLACEMENT CLIPS WILL BE SENT TO OWNERS.

 

Models: 180-200, 180-300

Production Dates: April 1, 1989 - June 1, 1989

Noncompliance: THE SHOULDER STRAPS AND ASSEMBLY DO NOT FIT A CHILD SNUGLY, LEADING TO THE POSSIBILITY THAT A CHILD COULD TRAVEL TOO FAR FORWARD IN A CRASH. THIS CAUSES THE CHILD SEAT TO FAIL THE HEAD AND KNEE EXCURSION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: THE CHILD SITTING ON THE AFFECTED CHILD SEAT MAY BE SUBJECT TO LESS PROTECTION DUE TO THE SEAT TRAVEL MOVEMENT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: INSTALL NEW HARNESS PROVIDED BY KOLCRAFT.


LEARNING CURVE BRANDS, INC
Make: COMPASS

Models: I420

Production Dates: May 7, 2006 - May 15, 2006

Noncompliance: CERTAIN COMPASS INFANT CHILD RESTRAINS, MODEL I420 WITH FABRIC CODES OF ARD, FUO, OR MAR, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 7 AND MAY 15, 2006. 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.

Consequence: 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.


MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.
Make: MERCEDES BENZ

Models: BABYSMART, BQ6910155, BQ6910157, BQ6910163

Production Dates: February 1, 1997 - July 31, 1999

Defect: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: BABYSMART INFANT RESTRAINTS AND BOOSTER SEATS. IF THE INFANT RESTRAINT OR BOOSTER SEAT IS INCORRECTLY POSITIONED OR MOVES SEVERAL INCHES OR MORE FORWARD OF THE SEAT BACK IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OF MERCEDES-BENZ BABYSMART EQUIPPED VEHICLES, IT MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY DEACTIVATE THE PASSENGER FRONT AIR BAG.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A CHILD COULD BE INJURED BY THE AIR BAG.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE INFANT RESTRAINTS AND BOOSTER SEATS.


MIAMODA, INC.

Models: VIVA

Production Dates: December 19, 2006 - February 7, 2007

Noncompliance: CERTAIN MIAMODA, MODEL VIVA, INFANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS OR THE SEPARATELY SOLD BASES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 19, 2006, AND FEBRUARY 6, 2007. IN CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES, THE LOWER ANCHOR CONNECTOR ADJUSTER ASSEMBLY MAY INTERFERE WITH THE CONNECTION OF THE INFANT CARRIER TO THE BASE. ALSO, REGISTRATION CARDS WERE NOT PROVIDED WITH THE VIVA INFANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM OR THE SEPARATELY SOLD BASES WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Consequence: UNLESS ALL CONNECTION POINTS (TWO IN FRONT AND TWO IN REAR) ARE FIRMLY CONNECTED, IN THE EVENT OF A SEVERE VEHICLE CRASH, THE RESTRAINT CARRIER MAY DETACH FROM THE BASE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO THE CHILD. ALSO, WITHOUT REGISTRATION CARDS, OWNERS MAY FAIL TO REGISTER THEIR INFANT RESTRAINT SYSTEM WITH THE MANUFACTURER, MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO NOTIFY THEM IN THE EVENT OF A FUTURE RECALL.

Corrective Action: MIAMODA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND MAIL A REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS AND A REGISTRATION FORM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 28, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT MIAMODA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-866-642-6632 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.MIAMODAINC.COM.


PEG PEREGO USA, INC.

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 1-888-734-6030.


MARTINELLI

Models: PRIMO VIAGGIO, ATLANTICO SYSTEM, ATLANTICO TREK SYSTEM SNG, INFANT CAR SEAT, PLIKO TRAVEL SYSTEM, PRIMO VIAGGO, PRIMO VIAGGO SYSTEM

Production Dates: May 20, 2001 - February 15, 2002

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: PEG PEREGO INFANT CAR SEATS, MODELS PRIMO VIAGGIO WITH BASE, PLIKO TRAVEL SYSTEM, PRIMO VIAGGIO SYSTEM, ATLANTICO SYSTEM, AND ATLANTICO TREK SYSTEM SNG PRODUCT FROM MAY 20, 2001, TO AND INCLUDING FEBRUARY 15, 2002. THE SEATS HAVE A SNAP IN THE UPHOLSTERY DIRECTLY OVER THE LOCKING BELT ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM (A-LOC ADJUSTER). WHEN THE UPHOLSTERY IS ATTACHED BY THE SNAP TO THE COVER OF THE A-LOC ADJUSTER, IT MAY CAUSE TENSION IN THE UPHOLSTERY DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE CHILD, WHICH MAY PREVENT THE COMPLETE ENGAGEMENT OF THE A-LOC ADJUSTER AND ALLOW SLIPPAGE IN THE HARNESS RESTRAINTS. THESE SEATS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213 "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED.

Corrective Action: PEG PEREGO WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND SEND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. WITHIN 4-6 WEEKS, OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A NEW PLASTIC COVER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 25, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS OR REPLACEMENT PART SHOULD CONTACT PEG PEREGO'S TOLL-FREE NUMBER AT 1-877-737-3468.

 

Make: PEG PEREGO

Models: INFANT CAR SEAT, PLIKO TRAVEL SYSTEM, PRIMO VIAGGO, PRIMO VIAGGO SYSTEM

Production Dates: February 1, 2001 - June 11, 2001

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: PEG PEREGO MODELS PRIMO VIAGGO INFANT CAR SEAT, INFANT CAR SEAT WITH BASE, PLIKO TRAVEL SYSTEM (STROLLER BUNDLED AS A SINGLE PRODUCT), PRIMO VIAGGO SYSTEM (STROLLER BUNDLED AS A SINGLE PRODUCT). THE BOTTOM LATCH MECHANISM OF THE CHILD SEAT ON THE LEFT SIDE DOES NOT COMPLETELY ENGAGE THE LATCHING ROD OF THE BASE THAT STAYS IN THE VEHICLE DUE TO THE IMPROPER POSITIONING OF THE METAL REINFORCINGBRACKET OF THE LATCH MECHANISM DURING MANUFACTURE. THESE SEATS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: THE CONSUMER MAY BELIEVE THAT THE CAR SEAT IS PROPERLY ATTACHED TO THE BASE. IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CAR SEAT CAN DETACH FROM THE BASE POSSIBLY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: PEG PEREGO WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS OF THE DEFECT AND PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AFFECTED SEATS AND PERFORM THE REPAIR. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 31, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT PEG PEREGO AT 877-737-3468.


RECARO NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Models: SIGNO

Production Dates: February 1, 2008 - September 30, 2008

Defect: RECARO NORTH AMERICA, INC. IS RECALLING 5,444 SIGNO CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY TO SEPTEMBER 2008. A MECHANICAL SPRING, LOCATED INSIDE THE LOCKING CAM, WAS MANUFACTURED OUTSIDE THE DIMENTIONAL REQUIREMENTS. THE CENTRAL FRONT ADJUSTER STRAP ON THOSE SEATS CONTAINING THE INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED SPRING WILL SLIP WITHIN THE METEL 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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2009. OWNERS CAN CONTACT RECARO CUSTOMER SERVICE TOLL-FREE AT 1-888-473-2290.

 

Models: COMO, SIGNO

Production Dates: July 7, 2007 - December 18, 2007

Defect: RECARO IS RECALLING 7,498 SIGNO AND COMO CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WITH COLOR MODEL CODES OF 330.00 AND 331.00, MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 18, 2007. THE HARNESS MAY BECOME DISCONNECTED FROM THE HARNESS CONNECTOR WHEN A CHILD IS PLACED IN OR REMOVED FROM THE CHILD SEAT.

Consequence: IF THE HARNESS BECOMES DISCONNECTED AND A VEHICLE CRASH OCCURS, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE SECURELY FASTENED TO THEIR CHILD SEAT AND MAY SUSTAIN INJURY.

Corrective Action: RECARO IS ISSUING A FREE SAFETY RECALL KIT CONTAINING TWO RUBBER CAPS FOR INSTALLATION ON THE HARNESS CONNECTOR ALONG WITH AN INSTRUCTION SHEET. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 26, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RECARO CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-800-8-RECARO OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.RECARO.COM.


SAFELINE KIDS, INC.

Make: SIT'N'STROLL

Models: 2003

Production Dates: September 1, 2002 - October 21, 2003

Noncompliance: SIT 'N' STROLL REAR-FACING AND FORWARD-FACING CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS MODEL #2003, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2002, AND OCTOBER 21, 2003. WHEN THE SEAT IS SECURED IN THE VEHICLE USING THE LOWER FORWARD-FACING BELT PATH 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 THE FEDERAL MOTORVEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, 'CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.' SHOULDER AND BUCKLE PADS MAY INTERFERE WITH THE HARNESS BECOMING PROPERLY SNUG.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAD INJURY TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: SAFELINE KIDS WILL MAIL REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS AND A REVISED OWNERS MANUAL. OWNERS ARE BEING ASKED TO REMOVE AND DISCARD THE SHOULDER AND BUCKLE PADS FROM THE HARNESS BEFORE CONTINUING TO USE THE SEAT. THE SHOULDER AND BUCKLE PADS MAY INTERFERE WITH THE HARNESS BECOMING PROPERLY SNUG. ALSO, OWNERS SHOULD ONLY USE THE UPPER FORWARD-FACING BELT PATH. THERE IS NO PROBLEM WHEN THE SEAT IS USED IN THE REAR-FACING POSITION FOR CHILDREN WEIGHING LESS THAN 20 POUNDS. OWNERS WHO HAVE NOT REGISTERED THEIR PRODUCT MAY CONTACT SAFELINE KIDS' TOLL-FREE NUMBER (800-829-1625) BETWEEN 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM MST MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY OR BETWEEN 8:30 AM AND 3:00 PM MST FRIDAY. THEY MAY ALSO E-MAIL SAFELINE KIDS AT SERVICE@SAFELINEKIDS.COM.

 

Models: 2240

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

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN 2001 MY SIT 'N' STROLL REAR-FACING AND FORWARD-FACING CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINT, MODEL NO. 2240, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 1 AND OCTOBER 1, 2001. THESE SEATS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH 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.

Consequence: THIS NONCOMPLIANCE COULD LEAD FLIGHT ATTENDANTS TO REFUSE TO ALLOW A PARENT/GUARDIAN TO BRING OR USE THIS PRODUCT ON AN AIRPLANE, WHICH COULD CREATE A SAFETY RISK TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: SAFELINE KIDS WILL SEND CORRECTED LABELS TO KNOWN OWNERS TO BE PLACED OVER THE EXISTING LABELS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JANUARY 18, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAFELINE KIDS AT 800-829-1625.

 

Models: 3240

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

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: SIT'N'STROLL REAR-FACING AND FORWARD-FACING CONVERTIBLE CAR SEATS, MODEL 3240, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 9, 1997, AND AUGUST 9, 1997. THESE SEATS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS." THE AIR BAG WARNING LABEL WAS OMITTED FROM THE SEAT COVER.

Consequence: THE AIR BAG LABEL WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO PLACE A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THE REAR-FACING POSITION IN ANY VEHICLE SEAT WITH AN AIR BAG AS SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action: SAFELINE KIDS WILL SEND NEW SEAT COVERS THAT HAVE THE REQUIRED AIR BAG WARNING LABEL TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 18, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAFELINE KIDS AT 800-829-1625.

 

Models: 3240

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

Noncompliance: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: 1996-1999 SIT'N'STROLL REAR-FACING AND FORWARD-FACING CONVERTIBLE CAR SEATS, MODEL 3240, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1, 1996, AND JUNE 30, 1999. THESE SEATS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS." THE SIT'N'STROLL WAS RECOMMENDED FOR USAGE IN THE REAR-FACING SEATING CONFIGURATION BY CHILDREN NOT WEIGHING MORE THAN 25 POUNDS.

Consequence: THE CHILD SEATS WERE NOT CERTIFIED AS MEETING THE 25 POUND WEIGHT REQUIREMENT OF THIS STANDARD.

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. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 18, 2001. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SAFELINE KIDS AT 800-829-1625.


 

SICARTEX AUTOZUBEHOR CURT WURSTL GMBH

Models: TOP SAFE

Production Dates: March 1, 2003 - October 31, 2003

Defect: CERTAIN SICARTEX KIDDY TOP SAFE CHILD SEATS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 1 AND OCTOBER 31, 2003, AND DISTRIBUTED THROUGH MERCEDES-BENZ DEALERSHIPS. THE LOWER LATCHING ARM ON THE LATCH ANCHORAGE MAY NOT MEET THE REQUIRED MATERIAL STRENGTH.

Consequence: IF THE CHILD SEAT IS CONNECTED TO THE VEHICLE USING THE LATCH ANCHORAGE, IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD SEAT MAY DETACH FROM ITS LOWER ANCHORAGE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY TO THE CHILD OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: MERCEDES-BENZ WILL OFFER A FULL REFUND. PLEASE MENTION THE RECALL CAMPAIGN #2004 120005. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER/JANUARY 2004/2005. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.


SNUG SEAT, INC.
Make: GORILLA

Models: 200-1000, 600-1000

Production Dates: July 26, 2002 - January 15, 2003

Noncompliance: GORILLA CHILD SAFETY SEAT (MODEL NUMBER 200-1000) AND SPELCAST CHILD SAFETY SEATS (MODEL NUMBER 600-1000) MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JULY 26, 2002, AND JANUARY 15, 2003, AND OUTFITTED WITH A TETHER ANCHOR MOUNTING KIT, PART NO. FW-50250-12-ZY. THE KIT ALLOWS 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 STANDARD FOUND IN FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, 'CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.'

Consequence: IF THE WASHER IS RUSTED AND WEAKENED, IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CAR SEAT COULD PULL FREE, POSSIBLY INJURING THE SEAT OCCUPANT OR SOMEONE ELSE IN THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action: SNUG SEAT WILL SEND REPLACEMENT WASHERS ALONG WITH INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO ITS REGISTERED OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURING DATE AND MODEL NUMBER IS LOCATED ON THE SIDE OF THE SEAT. IF YOU HAVE A GORILLA CHILD SAFETY SEAT WITH MODEL NUMBER 200-1000 OR A SPELCAST CHILD SAFETY SEAT WITH MODEL NUMBER 600-1000, AND YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THE REPAIR KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE CALL SNUG SEAT, INC., TOLL-FREE AT (800) 336-7684 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8 AM AND 5:30 PM EST MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, OR 8 AM AND 4PM ON FRIDAY. A NEW PART WILL BE SENT TO YOU IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU OWN ONE OF THESE SEATS AND DID NOT RECEIVE THE REPAIR KIT, PLEASE CONTACT SNUG SEAT TOLL-FREE AT 800-336-7684.


TEAM TEX AMERICA, INC.
Make: BABYRIDE

Models: 374099

Production Dates: August 31, 2006 - October 23, 2006

Noncompliance: CERTAIN TEAM-TEX BABYRIDE INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL 374099, MANUFACTURED ON AUGUST 31, 2006 AND ON OCTOBER 23, 2006. 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.

Corrective Action: TEAM-TEX WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND MAIL LABELS ALONG WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPER PLACEMENT OF THE LABEL. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 8, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT TEAM-TEX AT 1-877-912-1313.


VIRCO MANUFACTURING CORP.

Models: 832

Production Dates: January 1, 1988 - April 1, 1989

Noncompliance: CHILD SEATS CONTAIN SHIELD THAT MAY CAUSE THE SEAT TO FAIL TO CONFORM TO HEAD EXCURSION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS 213.

Consequence: POTENTIAL FOR INJURY TO CHILD WOULD INCREASE IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action: CONSUMER CAN REMOVE OPTIONAL SHIELD ATTACHMENT OR RETURN CAR SEAT FOR FULL REPLACEMENT.


XPORTATION SAFETY CONCEPTS

Models: INFANT CAR SEAT, PIONEERED

Production Dates: February 1, 2002 - March 7, 2002

Noncompliance: CHILD SEAT DESCRIPTION: XSCI PIONEERED AIRBAG COMPATIBLE REAR FACING CHILD SEATS WITH SEAT PAD COLORS BLUE/BLUE AND BROWN/BLUE, (THERE IS NO MODEL NUMBER ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCT) MANUFACTURED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1 AND MARCH 7, 2002. THESE SEATS EXCEED THE MAXIMUM HEAD EXCURSION CRITERIA OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE INFANT SEAT CAN DETACH FROM THE SEAT 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.

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CHRYSLER CORPORATION
Make: CHRYSLER

Models:
TOWN AND COUNTRY, CARAVAN, GRAND CARAVAN, GRAND VOYAGER, VOYAGER

Production Dates: January 1, 1995 - July 31, 1997

Defect: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRATED CHILD SEATS. THE SHOULDER HARNESS RESTRAINT ON THE INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT CAN BECOME DIFFICULT TO EXTRACT WHEN THE SAFETY BELT LATCH PLATE BECOMES CONTAMINATED.

Consequence: THIS CAN CAUSE DIFFICULTY IN RELEASING A CHILD FROM THE RESTRAINT.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL CLEAN THE LATCH MECHANISM. AN EXTENDER WILL BE ADDED TO THE EMERGENCY RELEASE ANCHOR FOR THE CHILD SEAT SAFETY BELTS SO THAT THE RELEASE CLIPS ARE MORE VISIBLE AND ACCESSIBLE TO THE OPERATOR IN THE EVENT THAT THE RETRACTOR MECHANISM CAN NOT BE UNLOCKED. IN ADDITION, AN INSTRUCTIONAL OWNER'S MANUAL SUPPLEMENT CARD WILL BE PROVIDED.

 

Make: CHRYSLER

Models:
TOWN AND COUNTRY, CARAVAN, GRAND CARAVAN, GRAND VOYAGER, VOYAGER

Production Dates: November 1, 1997 - December 1, 1997

Defect: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRATED CHILD SEATS. THE SHOULDER HARNESS RESTRAINT WEBBING WAS INCORRECTLY ROUTED AROUND THE METAL REINFORCEMENT BAR ON THESE SEATS.

Consequence: THE CHILD SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED IN THE EVENT OF A COLLISION.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE ROUTING OF THE SHOULDER BELT WEBBING AND ANY FOUND INCORRECT WILL BE PROPERLY ROUTED.

 

Make: CHRYSLER

Models:
TOWN AND COUNTRY, CARAVAN, GRAND CARAVAN, GRAND VOYAGER, VOYAGER

Defect: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRAL CHILD SEATS. THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 573. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. ON THE INTEGRAL CHILD SEAT, THE SHOULDER BELTS RESTRAINING THE CHILD RETRACT AND LOCK IN PLACE AFTER THE BELT BUCKLE IS CONNECTED TO THE LATCH PLATE. THE LATCH PLATE MOVEMENT LOCKS THE BELTS TO MAKE SURE THE CHILD IS RESTRAINED IN THE CASE OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Consequence: THE LATCH PLATE LOCATED IN THE SEAT CUSHION AREA MUST BE FREE TO MOVE BACK AGAINST ITS STOP AFTER THE BUCKLE IS REMOVED TO ALLOW THE SHOULDER BELTS TO BE PULLED OUT. ALWAYS BE SURE THE AREA AROUND THE LATCH PLATE IS FREE OF FOOD OR OTHER ITEMS THAT MIGHT PREVENT THE LATCH PLATE FROM MOVING BACK.

Corrective Action: OWNERS ARE BEING PROVIDED WITH A VIDEO TAPE AND 2 HARNESS CLIPS. THE VIDEO TAPE INSTRUCTS OWNERS ON THE PROPER USE AND MAINTENANCE OF THE CHILD SEATS.

 

Make: CHRYSLER

Models:
TOWN AND COUNTRY, CARAVAN, GRAND CARAVAN, GRAND VOYAGER, VOYAGER

Production Dates: June 1, 1996 - July 1, 1996

Defect: THE BOLTS WHICH SECURE THE INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT MODULES TO THE SEAT FRAME CAN BREAK.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT, THE CHILD SEAT MAY NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO THE OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT MODULE BOLTS.

 

Make: CHRYSLER

Models:
TOWN AND COUNTRY, CARAVAN, GRAND CARAVAN, GRAND VOYAGER, VOYAGER

Corrective Action: CHRYSLER DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH CHILD SEAT ASSEMBLIES WITH REVISED SEATS CONTAINING RETRACTOR IMPROVEMENTS. THE REVISED SEATS WILL ALSO INCREASE CHILD COMFORT BY INCORPORATING PROTECTIVE SEAT BELT WRAPS TO PREVENT BELT CHAFE.
 


FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Make: FORD

Models:
WINDSTAR

Production Dates: January 20, 1997 - January 29, 1997

Defect: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVAN EQUIPPED WITH SECOND ROW BENCH SEATS WITH OPTIONAL INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT (ICS). THE HEADREST LOCKOUT MECHANISM ON THE SEATS MAY NOT ENGAGE AND LOCK THE HEADRESTS IN THE "DOWN" POSITION, AS INTENDED, WHEN THE ICS IS DEPLOYED. A VEHICLE OCCUPANT COULD MOVE THE HEADREST TO THE "UP" POSITION.

Consequence: AS A RESULT OF THE HEADREST BEING IN THE "UP" POSITION, A CHILD SEATED IN THE ICS WOULD RECEIVE LESS THAN THE INTENDED PROTECTION IN THE CHILD HEAD AREA IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: THE SECOND ROW BENCH SEATS HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH SEATS BUILT WITH REVISED HEADREST LOCKOUT MECHANISMS.


 


GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Make: CHEVROLET

Models:
ASTRO, SAFARI

Production Dates: May 1, 1996 - September 30, 1997

Noncompliance: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRATED DUAL CHILD SEATS. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY BE MISSING A SEAT BELT RETRACTOR CLUTCH SPRING AND/OR PAWL SPRING IN THE CHILD SEAT. IF THE CLUTCH SPRING WAS MISSING, THE SEAT BELT WOULD LOCK IN THE RETRACTED POSITION AND COULD NOT BE USED. IF THE PAWL SPRING WAS MISSING, THE SEAT BELT RESTRAINT WOULD CONTINUALLY PLAY OUT AND WOULD NOT LOCK.

Consequence: THESE CONDITIONS COULD INCREASE THE OCCUPANT'S RISK OF INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SEAT BELTS ON THE CHILD SEATS, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE CHILD SEAT.

 


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