Recall: Dorel Infant, convertible and booster child restraints / car seats
On 2011-02-14, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a recall regarding Dorel Infant, convertible and booster child restraints / car seats due to a potential injury or death hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2008.
About 800,000 units are involved in this Dorel car seat recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Carseats / Child Seats category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 16 million product units.
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What is the problem?
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED AND IS AT AN INCREASED RISK FOR INJURY.
How can I tell if I own this product?
DOREL JUVENILE GROUP (DJG) IS RECALLING CERTAIN INFANT, CONVERTIBLE, AND BOOSTER CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WHICH WERE SOLD BOTH AS STAND ALONE SEATS OR PART OF A TRAVEL SYSTEM (WITH STROLLER). CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL BEGIN WITH MODEL NUMBERS 22077, 22078, 22148, 22149, 22150, 22152, 22154, 22155, 22158, 22159, 22172, 22177, 22178, 22185, 22188, 22195, 22356, 22371, 22372, 22412, 22439, 22452, 22453, 22456, 22458, 22459, 22462, 22465, 22469, 22476, 22486, 22546, 22547, 22553, 22554, 22561, 22564, 22567, 22574, 22580, 22657, 22740, 22741, 22755, 22758, 22759, 22790, 22799, 22880, 22560, 22346, 17439, 22449, 22475, AND IC072, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 1, 2008, THROUGH APRIL 30, 2009. THE HARNESS LOCKING AND RELEASE BUTTON DOES NOT ALWAYS RETURN TO ITS LOCKED POSITION. A BUTTON THAT IS NOT IN THE LOCKED POSITION CAN ALLOW THE HARNESS ADJUSTMENT STRAP TO SLIP BACK THROUGH THE ADJUSTER AS A CHILD MOVES AROUND IN THE SEAT AND RESULTS IN A LOOSE HARNESS.
These items were also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's recall announcement can be found here: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1271
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The NHTSA provides the following remedy information:
REGISTERED OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE REMEDY KIT CONSISTING OF A SMALL TUBE OF NON-TOXIC, FOOD-GRADE LUBRICANT TO BE APPLIED TO THE CENTER FRONT ADJUSTER (CFA) TO PREVENT STICKING AND ALLOW IT TO PROPERLY ENGAGE THE CFA STRAP. INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO APPLY THE LUBRICANT WILL BE PROVIDED, ALONG WITH A LABEL TO INDICATE THAT THE REPAIR HAS BEEN COMPLETED. NON-REGISTERED OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DJG AT 1-866-623-3139 OR BY EMAIL AT HARNESSADJUSTMENT@DJGUSA.COM. CONSUMERS WILL NEED THE ENTIRE MODEL NUMBER ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT WHEN CONTACTING THE MANUFACTURER.
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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