Safety Notices

12/18/2009

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

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission                         National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
www.cpsc.gov                                                                               www.nhtsa.dot.gov                                     

For Immediate Release                                                                      Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 762-3316
December 18, 2009                                                                             NHTSA Recall Hotline: (888) 327-4236
Release 10-084                                                                                   CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

NHTSA Media Contact: (202) 366-9550
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
                            
Fall Hazard Prompts NHTSA, CPSC and Dorel Juvenile Group to Announce Recall of Infant Car Seat/Carriers
            
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 Explorer 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 Spirit Travel System
22-300 JJV    Cosco Spirit Travel System
22-300 THD    Cosco Spirit Travel System
22-300 TWD    Cosco Spirit 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.

Click here to order a repair kit.



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