Recall: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Infant Car Seat / Child Restraint System
On 2012-05-04, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a recall regarding Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Infant Car Seat / Child Restraint System due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2011.
About 2,000 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 2nd recall of products in the Carseats / Child Seats category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 16 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 416-8111
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What is the problem?
Without the latch system, the seat may be more difficult to properly secure and in the event of a vehicle crash, the child may not be adequately protected and is at an increased risk for injury.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling certain infant child restraints, models IC124FSM (Onboard 35) and IC123FSM (Comfy Carry), produced from May 2011 through April 2012, that were sold without the separate seat base that contains the required latch attachment assembly. Without the latch assembly, these units fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
UPDATE 05/09/2012: Images were added by the manufacturer.
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:
DJG will notify registered owners and distributors. Bases which include latch systems will be provided at no cost to all those who verify they have the affected units.
Non-registered owners should contact DJG at 1-877-416-8111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the NHTSA recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at NHTSA.gov.
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.