Saturday, December 19, 2009

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

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

Name of product: Dorel Infant Car Seat/Carriers

Units: About 447,000

Manufacturer: Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind.

Hazard: When used as an infant carrier, the child restraint handle to the seat can loosen and come off, posing a fall hazard to infants.

Incidents/Injuries: Dorel has received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the car seat/carrier resulting in at least three injuries to infants including bumps, bruises and a head injury.

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

Child Restraint Model# / Product Description
Safety 1st
22-057 DBY / Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-085 DWA / Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 CLN / Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 HRT / Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 HRR / Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 PTK / Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 LPH / Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-085 LYN / Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 KDL / Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322 LXI / Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322OLY / Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322PRS / Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322 MAI / Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-325 COB / Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-095 RBK / Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-380 LGA / Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System
22-380 MSA / Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System
22-627 WAV / Safety 1st Vector Travel System
22-325 PAC / Safety 1st Vector Travel System
Cosco
22-300 FZN / Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 OSF / Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 CSF / Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 JJV / Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 THD / Cosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 TWD / Cosco Sprint Travel System
Disney
22-627 AWF / Disney Propack Travel System
22-355 LBF / Disney Propack Travel System
22-305 NAB / Disney Propack Travel System
22-305 PPH / Disney Propack Travel System
22-355 PWK / Disney Propack Travel System
Eddie Bauer
22-627 CGT / Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 FRK / Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 SNW / Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 WPR / Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627KGS / Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System
22-655BYTE / Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System

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

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should not use the handle of the car seat/carrier until the repair kit has been installed. The product can continue to be used as a car seat when properly installed in the vehicle. Contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group at (866) 762-3316 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice.

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