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March 26, 2002

Peg Perego Has Recalled Infant Car Seats

(SafetyAlerts) -  Peg Perego has recalled the following Martinelli infant car seats: PRIMO VIAGGIO , ATLANTICO SYSTEM , ATLANTICO TREK SYSTEM SNG , INFANT CAR SEAT , PLIKO TRAVEL SYSTEM , PRIMO VIAGGO , PRIMO VIAGGO SYSTEM.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 55,162

Manufactured: 05/2001 - 02/2002

Defect Summary:
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: PEG PEREGO INFANT CAR SEATS, MODELS PRIMO VIAGGIO WITH BASE, PLIKO TRAVEL SYSTEM, PRIMO VIAGGIO SYSTEM, ATLANTICO SYSTEM, AND ATLANTICO TREK SYSTEM SNG PRODUCT FROM MAY 20, 2001, TO AND INCLUDING FEBRUARY 15, 2002. THE SEATS HAVE A SNAP IN THE UPHOLSTRY DIRECTLY OVER THE LOCKING BELT ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM (A-LOC ADJUSTER). WHEN THE UPHOLSTRY IS ATTACHED BY THE SNAP TO THE COVER OF THE A-LOC ADJUSTER, IT MAY CAUSE TENSION IN THE UPHOLSTRY DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE CHILD, WHICH MAY PREVENT THE COMPLETE ENGAGEMENT OF THE A-LOC ADJUSTER ALLOWING SOME SLIPPAGE IN THE HARNESS RESTRAINTS. THESE SEATS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213 "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Summary:
PEG PEREGO WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND SEND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS OR REPLACEMENT PART SHOULD CONTACT PEG PEREGO'S TOLL-FREE NUMBER AT 1-877-737-3468.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02E006000
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.