Recall: Safety 1st and Eddie Bauer Car Seats by Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG)
On 2013-09-12, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a recall regarding Safety 1st and Eddie Bauer Car Seats by Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) due to a potential injury hazard.
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 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 16 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The rear facing belt path installation arrows are incorrect and could be potentially construed as pointing toward the forward facing vehicle belt path location. Therefore, the affected seats fail to conform to the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." If the child seat is not installed properly, the child may be injured in the event of a crash.
NOTE: In June 2011, DJG petitioned NHTSA that the noncompliance was inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. In August 2013, NHTSA denied the petition and instructed DJG to conduct a recall campaign.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling certain Safety 1st Complete Air LX (models CC050xxx), Safety 1st Complete Air SE (models CC051xxx), and Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite (models 22187xxx , 22465xxx ,CC033xxx , and CC046xxx), and Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1 convertible (models 22790xxx , and CC046xxx) child restraint systems manufactured from July 20, 2010, through May 18, 2011. [Note: The 'xxx' at the end of each model number represents different color options that each seat could be.]
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the NHTSA and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The NHTSA provides the following remedy information:
DJG will notify registered owners and provide free label kits consisting of modified labels which will correct the potential inconsistent information and instructions as to the proper installation of the restraint, free of charge.
Owners may call DJG toll-free at 1-877-675-2355 or visit http://www.djgusa.com/USA/eng/ and then click on the "Safety Notices" button at the top.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No information given.
+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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