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ALL OUR KIDS JUVENILE PRODUCTS 800-545-3265  Recall top
Model(s): 600 and 602
Production Dates: April 1993 - September 1994
Noncompliance: The nylon fabric in these child safety restraints does not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
Corrective Action: All Our Kids will treat the fabric with flame retardant agents. [95E-013]
 
BABYHOOD INDUSTRIES, INC. 508-845-4231   Recall top
Model(s): Saddle 820
Production Dates: March 1991
Noncompliance: The child restraint seat cushions do not adequately resist compression/deflection of the seat occupant's head when tested for crashworthiness. These seats do not comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Babyhood will replace the seat cushion with a cushion that meets the compression/deflection requirements. [92E-012]
 
BASIC COMFORT, INC. 800-456-8687   Recall top
Model(s): Galaxy 2000 Booster Seat Model 960 and 961 (with back).
Production Dates: November 25, 1998, to January 31, 1999 Defect: These seats were improperly manufactured with defective backs and cushions which are weaker in strength. In the event of a vehicle crash, the child seat backs and cushions can completely separate. These seats do not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
Corrective Action: Consumers will be sent free replacement parts and installation instructions.
NOTE: Owners of the affected seats should contact Basic Comfort at 1-800-640-8469.
NHTSA No.:   00E-018
 
Model(s): Galaxy 2000 Booster Seat Model 960 and 961
Production Dates: All Galaxy 2000 Booster Seats are included in the recall.
Defect: When the shoulder belt portion of a vehicle's 3-point safety harness is not properly positioned, excessive chest forces may result during a sudden deceleration.
Corrective Action: Instructions will be provided to show consumers the proper position for the seat belt when using the Galaxy 2000. [98E-036]
 

Model(s): Galaxy 2000 Booster Seat Model 960 and 961 (with back).
Production Dates: November 25, 1998, to January 31, 1999 Defect: These seats were improperly manufactured with defective backs and cushions which are weaker in strength. In the event of a vehicle crash, the child seat backs and cushions can completely separate. These seats do not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
Corrective Action: Consumers will be sent free replacement parts and installation instructions.
NOTE: Owners of the affected seats should contact Basic Comfort at 1-800-640-8469.
NHTSA No.:   00E-018

BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC. 800-683-2045Recall top

Britax Has Recalled Super Elite Youth Restraints -  October 22
 
Model(s): Advantage convertible child restraint Model E9022
Production Dates: March 5, 2001, to July 26, 2001
Noncompliance: The tether brackets used during the affected period may allow one of the tether attachments to separate from the seat shell in a vehicle crash. Separation of one of the tether brackets from the seat shell could cause increased head excursion. These seats do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
Corrective Action: Britax will send out a metal ring replacement kit along with repair instructions to its customers free of charge. Customers can contact Britax at 704-409-1700 prompt 2 for questions and issues and to request the free replacement kit.
NHTSA No.: 01E-058
[Britax Safety Recall No. 100101]
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Model(s): Roundabout Model 161
Production Dates: January 13 - March 14, 1999
Noncompliance: The shells manufactured during this time may have been improperly molded and could allow higher head excursions than allowed by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." In a crash, additional head movement could allow a child's head to strike something in the vehicle and lead to injury. Customers are being instructed to call 1-800-683-2045 for this recall campaign only.
Manufacturer No.: BCS # 060001
NHTSA No.: 00E-034
 

Model(s): Freeway Model 101
Production Dates: June 1996 - April 1997
Noncompliance: The belt buckle can open by lifting up on the "pushbutton" at less than the 9 pound minimum force required in FMVSS No. 213. This means that a child can more easily open the buckle.
Corrective Action: Britax will provide owners with a newly designed replacement buckle and installation instructions. [97E-012]
 
CENTURY PRODUCTS 800-762-7463   Recall top

Century Recalls Child's Carseat Restraint Systems (6/18/00)

Models: Encore (44612 GTn and 4662 WSC 01); Bravo (44622 LTG, 44630 LTH, 44631 PFN, and 44662 WSC); Accel (45100 CHT, 45100 MTE, 45100 STH, 45200 LFT, 45200 MXM, 45600 JTI, 45600 MTE, 45600 MTO, 45600 MXM, 45600 SAF, 45700 GSD, and 45700 LFT); and Smartmove (44709 MTE and 44709 SVR). (Graco Children's Products, Inc.)
Production Dates: seats shipped between April 9 and May 10, 2001
Defect: These seats are equipped with a central adjuster (A-Lok Adjuster) device which the consumer tightens the child seat harness straps on the child. In the event of a vehicle crash the webbing could slip 4 to 6 inches which would not adequately protect the seat occupant, possibly resulting in injury or death.
Corrective Action: Century will notify its customers and replace the seat free of charge. Customers can contact Century Costumer Service at 1-800-575-6097 for a replacement seat or more information.
NHTSA No.:   01E-025

Model(s): All Century rear-facing infant car seats/carriers manufactured from January 1991 through July 1997 that have a molded, one-piece, one-color plastic handle colored white, gray, or tan.
Production Dates: January 1991 through July 1997.
Defect: The handles on these seats are defective. The company has received more than 2,700 reports of handle-related problems, including handles breaking, cracking, or possibly not being locked while the seat is being used as a carrier.   the seats perform properly in protecting children in crashes and should continue to be used for that purpose.
Corrective Action: Century will provide additional information, including information about a remedy, when it announces a recall of these child safety seats.

 
Model(s): Century Breverra Premiere and Contour Booster Car Seats
Production Dates: February, 1995 - July 10, 1998
Defect: This is not a safety recall in accordance with Federal Regulation Part 573. However, it is deemed a product improvement campaign by the agency. The buckle for the harness system on these booster seats can crack or break.
Corrective Action: Century has decided to conduct a product improvement campaign to replace the buckle assembly. Century will provide a free replacement buckle kit and installation instructions.
NHTSA No:   99X-001
Model(s): 4525, 4535, 4560, 4565, 4575, 4590 infant car seats and 11-570, 11-597, 11-600, and 11-650 4-in-1 car seat stroller systems.
Production Dates: September 1995 - May 1996
Defect: Due to misassembly of the buckle assemblies, the buckles can release upon impact.
Corrective Action: Century will provide a free replacement buckle kit and installation instructions. [96E-013]
 
Model(s): Smartmove and 4750
Production Dates: November 1995 - February 1996
Noncompliance: This child safety seat utilizes a latch assembly where a variation in the components resulted in the potential for a buckle to release. This does not conform to the dynamic testing requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Century will provide a retrofit kit so owners can easily replace the latch assembly. [96E-005]
 
Model(s): 2000STE
Production Dates: December 1991 - April 1992
Noncompliance: The red release button can rotate upward in a crash or sudden stop, making if possible for the buckle to release the shoulder harness.
Corrective Action: Century will provide a kit to retrofit the child safety seat with a modified release button assembly to consumers. [93E-012]
 
Model(s): 4353, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4369, 4380, 4450, 4460, 4470, 4475, 4476, 4480, and 4490
Production Dates: September 1989 - April 1992
Defect: Some red buttons shipped to repair buckle release buttons recalled under NHTSA Campaign No. 92E017 were incorrect.
Corrective Action: Century has issued graphic instructions to all seat owners who may have received the wrong part. The instructions provide details how to determine whether the previously shipped red release button is correct. If the wrong button was shipped and the owner notified Century of the problem, Century will ship the owner the correct button. [93E-001]

Model(s): 4353, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4369, 4380, 4450, 4460, 4470, 4475, 4476, 4480, and 4490
Production Dates: September 1989 - March 1992
Noncompliance: The red shoulder strap release button can rotate out of the frame in a crash or sudden stop. In this event, the release button could not be activated with less than 16 pounds of force as required by FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Century will provide a kit to retrofit the child safety seat with a modified release button and dress plate to consumers. [92E-017]

Model(s): 4153, 4163, 4253, 4261, 4263, 4265, 4266, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4380, 4381, 4460, 4470, 4475, 4476, 4470, 4480, and 4490
Production Dates: December 1990 - October 1991
Defect: The Spanish instructions on the positioning label are incorrect.
Corrective Action: Century will provide new labels with corrected Spanish instructions to owners. [92E-006]

Model(s): 4580, 4581, 4583, 4584
Production Dates: July 1986 - December 1989
Defect: The directions for threading the shoulder straps through the metal retention slides are unclear.
Corrective Action: Century will provide owners with new instructions and a descriptive label so they can re-thread the shoulder straps correctly. [91E-042]

Model(s): 3000STE Models 4353, 4365, 4366, 4368, and 5000STE Models 4450, 4460, 4470, and 4475
Production Dates: March 1987 - December 1990
Noncompliance: Buckle release force can exceed 16 pounds when not used in appropriate forward latch position for a child weighing 30 pounds or more as required by FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Century will issue notification, change instructions and labeling to indicate that the rear latch position is not to be used with children weighing 30 pounds or more. [91E-004]

Model(s): 3000STE Models 4365MC, 4365DT, 4366BH, 4368BH and 5000STE Models 4450GD, 4460DT, 4460FE, 4470MC, and 4475GU.
Production Dates: May - June 1990
Noncompliance: Latch tongues broke during impact in routine infant car seat crash testing at 30 mph as required by FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Century will replace the latch tongue.[90E-017]

Model(s): 4450GD, 4475GA, and 4460FE
Production Dates: December 1988 - November 1989
Noncompliance: These safety seats exceed the post impact buckle release force requirement of 16 pounds maximum during FMVSS No. 213 testing.
Corrective Action: Century will replace the harness assemblies with a new version that includes a modified latch tongue. [90E-002]

Model(s): 4581, 4583, and 4585
Production Dates: June 1986 - October 1989
Defect: The retaining screws on the handle to the shell can loosen, allowing the handle to separate from the shell.
Corrective Action: Century will provide owners with newly designed screws and installation instructions. [90E-001]

Model(s): 3000STE Models 4365DT and 4366
Production Dates: March 1987 - October 1988 (4365) and February - October 1988 (4366)
Defect: The removable protective fabric pad that is attached to the front tray shield with velcro tabs has exposed urethane foam on the underside of the shield pad that children can pick at with their fingers, possibly putting small pieces of pad in their mouth and creating a health hazard.
Corrective Action: Century will replace the current pad with a pad containing two button fasteners that cannot be removed by a child. Also, tweed pads will be from foam that is covered with a non-woven backing. [89E-032]

Model(s): 2000STE Models 4253, 4263, and 4265
Production Dates: April 1986 - June 1989
Defect: The loop on the end of the shoulder strap is only glued together, rather than glued and sewn.
Corrective Action: Century will provide to owners new straps that have been glued and sewn and installation instructions. [89E-019]

CHRYSLER CORPORATION 800-992-1997  Recall top
Model(s):  1996 - 1997 Town and Country, Caravan, Grand Caravan, Voyager, and Grand Voyager
Production Dates:  January 1, 1995 - July 31, 1997
Defect:  Mini vans equipped with integrated child seats. The shoulder harness restraint on the integrated child seat can become difficult to extract when the safety belt latch plate becomes contaminated. This can cause difficulty in releasing a child from the restraint.
Corrective Action:  Dealers will clean the latch mechanism. An extender will be added to the emergency release anchor for the child safety seat belts so that the release clips are more visible and accessible to the operator in the event that the retractor mechanism can not be unlocked. In addition, an instructional owner's manual supplement card will be provided.
NHTSA No:  98V-185


Model(s): 1998 Plymouth Voyager and Grand Voyager, Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans equipped with integral child seats.
Production Dates: November - December 1997
Defect: The shoulder harness restraint webbing was incorrectly routed around the metal reinforcement bar on these seats and the child seat occupant may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash.
Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect and correct any shoulder belt webbing which is improperly routed. [97V-231]

Model(s): 1996 - 1997 Plymouth Voyager and Grand Voyager, Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans equipped with integral child seats.
Production Dates: July 1996 - May 1997
Defect: This is not a safety recall campaign in accordance with 573. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. The latch plate can remain in the locked position due to food or other items which might prevent the latch plate from moving back.
Corrective Action: Owners are being provided with a video tape and two harness clips that instructs owners on the proper use and maintenance of the child seats. [97I-001]

Model(s): 1996 Plymouth Voyager and Grand Voyager, Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans.
Production Dates: Vehicles produced from June - July 1996
Defect: The bolts which secure the integrated child seat modules to the seat frame can break.
Corrective Action: Chrysler dealers will replace the integrated child seat module bolts. [96V-136]

COSCO, INC. 800-221-6736   Recall top
Recall Update: Cosco, Touriva Convertible T-Shield Re-notification by NHTSA -  August 5
 
Models: Safety 1st and Beatrix Potter Designer 22, Model Nos. 02-621 SAL, 02-620 AZY, 02-620 BEA
Production Dates: January 3 through February 13, 2002.
Noncompliance: When used as a carrier, the handle may slip from one position to another, causing the seat to fall forward. If the child is not properly buckled into the seat, the child can fall out if the carrier, possibly resulting in injuries.
Corrective Action: Dorel Juvenile Group will notify its customers and provide a repair kit along with installation instruction free of charge. Owners who do not receive the repair kit within a reasonable time should contact DJG at 800-536-1090.
NHTSA Recall No.: 02E-027

Models: Arriva -02-729-TED infant child restraints.
Production Dates: March 31 through April 7, 1999
Defect: Some of these units were produced without an air bag warning label. This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
Corrective Action: Consumers will be mail an air bag warning label and placement instructions.
NHTSA No.: 00E-008

Models: Arriva - 02-665, 02-732, 02-756, 02-729, 02-733, 02-757, 02-731, and 02-751; and Turnabout - 02-667, 02-761, 02-764, 02-758, 02-759, 02-762, 02-765, 02-760, and 02-763.
Production Dates: March 1, 1995 through September 9, 1997
Defect: When used as an infant carrier, the handle locks on each side of the seat can unexpectedly release, causing the seat to flip forward. When this happens, the infant could fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.
Corrective Action: Cosco will provide the owners with a free repair kit which will make the handle stronger. Owners are also being advised not to carry the seat by the handle until the repair kit has been installed.
NHTSA No.: 99E-022

 
Models: Touriva Convertible Safe-T- Shield (full wrap fabric cover) Model 02-084, Touriva Convertible Safe-T-Shield (partial wrap fabric cover) Model 02-094, Touriva Convertible Safe-T- Shield (full wrap fabric cover with pillow) Model 02-096, Touriva Convertible Safe-T-Shield (partial wrap vinyl cover) Model 02404, Touriva Convertible Safe-T-Shield (partial wrap fabric cover) Model 02-821.
Production Dates: May 1, 1996 through November 26, 1997
Defect: These seats fail to fully comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." The buckle release force exceeds the regulation. This campaign is the result of a denial of a petition for inconsequentiality.
Corrective Action: Cosco will send a remedy kit consisting of a new buckle assembly, the screws required, and detailed installation instructions.
NHTSA No.: 00E-007
 
Models: Turnabout Infant Child Restraints - 02-758 TCD and 02-758 BBP; and Explorer Mate All-Terrain Stroller/Turnabout Car Seat with Base.
Production Dates: January 5 through January 17, 2000
Defect: These child seats utilize a three-point harness system, however, a Turnabout five-point pad was included with these models. The combination of the three point harness with a five-point pad causes the buckle release button to be located under the cover making the buckle not readily accessible.
Corrective Action: Cosco will provide the owners with a free three-point cover and installation instructions.
NHTSA No.: 00E-006
Model(s): Arriva and Turnabout (see press release for model numbers)
Production Dates: March 1, 1995 and September 9, 1997.
Defect: When used as an infant carrier, the handle locks on each side of the seat can unexpectedly release, causing the seat to flip forward. When this happens, the infant can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.
Corrective Action: Cosco will provide a free repair kit that will make the handle stronger. Press Release

Model(s): Touriva 5-Point and Touriva Overhead Shield
Production Dates: August 9 - August 22, 1997
Noncompliance: When these seats were tested dynamically per the requirements of FMVSS No. 213, structural failure occurred in the belt path area of the shell in the forward facing reclined position only.
Corrective Action: Cosco will provide inspection instructions to the owner. If the seat is involved in the campaign, a remedy kit will be provided to the owner. [97E-030]

Model(s): Arriva 02-741
Production Dates: March 1 - May 31, 1995
Defect: Separation of the buckle latch release button and spring from the latch release housing assembly.
Corrective Action: Cosco will replace the entire latch release assembly. [97E-008]

Model(s): Dreamride Ultra
Production Dates: April 1994 - June 1995
Noncompliance: These seats do not meet the maximum back angle requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Cosco will provide a retrofit kit to owners of these seats which will include an easy-to-install metal plate that hooks over the base of the seat and is securely snapped in place by two plastic fasteners. [95E-041]

Model(s): 02-034 and 02-404
Production Dates: May - August 1994
Defect: In a vehicle crash, at speeds greater that 30 miles per hour, the buckle latch housing mounted in the base of the shell can deform, causing the latch mechanism to fracture, allowing disengagement of the buckle tongue from the buckle housing.
Corrective Action: Cosco will send to owners a replacement buckle housing which can be easily replaced by removing the four screws attaching the original buckle latch assembly. [94E-024]

Model(s): TLC infant car seat, 01-188-ARQ
Production Dates: April - December 1993
Noncompliance: The ribbon quilt child seat cover has been tested and the material burns faster than the rate established for child seat material. The child seats do not comply with FMVSS No. 302, "Flammability of Interior Materials."
Corrective Action: Cosco will send owners a replacement child safety seat cover. [94E-012]

Model(s): Dreamride, 02-719-ARQ
Production Dates: January 1, 1989 - January 11, 1994
Noncompliance: The fabric cover of the pads on these seats do not meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 302.
Corrective Action: Cosco will provide a replacement pad for these child seats. [94E-008]

Model(s): Deluxe Commuter, Model 02-086
Production Dates: October 12, 1987 - February 2, 1988
Defect: The foam seat pad on the child seat was not sealed at the seams, allowing the foam pad to be accessible to the seat occupant.
Corrective Action: Cosco will replace the unsealed foam seat pad with a sealed pad. [92E-004]

Model(s): Soft Shield Models 02-090 and 02-190 and Auto Trac Models 02-290, 02-790, and 02-890.
Production Dates: October 1989 - June 1990
Noncompliance: The child seat failed to meet the head excursion requirements of FMVSS 213.
Corrective Action: Cosco will furnish a repair kit consisting of a harness retainer with installation and use instructions. [91E-015]

Model(s): 313, 323, and 423
Production Dates: January 1984 - June 1985
Defect: Cracks develop in the plastic shell where the frame of the car seat is riveted to the shell.
Corrective Action: Cosco will send owners a brace assembly kit to preclude separation of car seat from belted position and installation instructions. [88E-002]

DOREL (800) 536-1090   Recall top
Dorel Juvenile Group Has Recalled Infant Car Seats/Carriers -  June 25

Dorel Juvenile Group Has Recalled Infant Car Seats/Carriers   May 20
 

DOWNUNDER 800-459-5209   Recall top
Model(s): Kangaroo Booster Seats
Production Dates: Booster seat built prior to January 31, 1997
Defect: This is not a safety recall in accordance with Federal Regulation 573. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. Misused velcro seat belt guide.
Corrective Action: Downunder is providing revised instructions to all owners of the Kangaroo Booster seat to help clarify shoulder belt placement. For owners of the Kangaroo Booster Model #3 (models without the velcro shoulder belt positioner), a velcro shoulder belt positioner will be sent to upgrade these boosters. [97X-001]
 
Model(s): Kangaroo Booster Seats
Production Dates: Booster seat built prior to January 31, 1997
Defect:This is not a safety recall in accordance with Federal Regulation Part 573. However, it is deemed a product improvement campaign by the agency. The shoulder belts may not be properly located when the child is placed in the restraint. The velcro seat belt guide on these booster seats helps achieve seat belt placement in all cases.
Corrective Action: Downunder is providing revised instructions to all owners of the Kangaroo Booster seat to help clarify shoulder belt placement. For owners of the Kangaroo Booster Model #3 (models without the velcro shoulder belt positioner), a velcro shoulder belt positioner will be sent to upgrade these boosters.
NHTSA No:  97X
 
EVENFLO JUVENILE FURNITURE CO. 800-233-5921  Recall top

EvenFlo Has Recalled Cozy Carrier -  July 2
 
Models: Triumph? convertible child restraints.
Production Dates: October 20, 2001 through January 31, 2002
Defect: The slide loop connectors (which act as a link in the internal harness system) may not be strong enough to fully secure the occupant in the event of a vehicle crash, possibly resulting in injury or death.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a free repair kit and installation instructions that will reinforce the slide loop connectors. Owners may call Evenflo at 1-800-425-1967 to receive a free repair kit.
NHTSA No.: 02E-004
 
Models: Joyride? infant child restraints, model numbers beginning with 203, 205, 210, 435, and 493.
Production Dates: January 1988 to December 1998
Defect: When the infant restraint is used as a carrier (outside of a motor vehicle), the handle locks on each side of the restraint can unexpectedly release, causing the seat to flip forward. The Joyride infant restraint was sometimes sold together with a detachable convenience base as a Travel Tandem, and was sometimes sold as a travel system (together with a matching stroller.) Corrective Action: Evenflo will notify and provide customers with a free repair kit and installation instructions. Customers can contact Evenflo Costumer Service at 800-557-3178 for a free repair kit.
NHTSA No: 01E-019

Model(s):  Champion Model 224, Ultra I Model 231, and Ultra II Model 232
Production Dates:  February 8 - August 4, 1993
Defect:  These seats are equipped with a latching aid, which is a gray or white sleeve located at the base of the webbing to help the consumer to insert the buckle tongue into the receiving end of the buckle. This latching aid can become torn or split or can slip out of position.
Corrective Action:  Evenflo will provide an instruction sheet showing how to remove the plastic sleeve.
NHTSA No:  94E-016

Model(s): On My Way? Position Right™ infant car seats
Production Dates: January 26, 1999 - February 10, 2000
Affected Seats: The recall affects the "Convenience Base" of the seat only. Model numbers of the affected seats begin with 200 and 211; or 447 and 499 when sold with a stroller; and 639 on the bases that were sold separately.
Defect: Evenflo has discovered that after repeated use, two alignment posts in the base can become bent. If the posts become bent, consumers may have difficulty installing the carrier onto the base. Bent posts could also interfere with proper latching of the carrier to the base, preventing the child from being properly restrained.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a free repair kit that prevents the posts in the base from bending. The kit includes instructions and metal clips that slip over the alignment posts. The clips are easy to install and it only takes a few minutes.
NOTE: For this recall campaign, consumers that have the affected seats should call Evenflo at 1-800-316-4779 to receive a free repair kit.

Models: Two-In-One car seats (Models beginning with 636 and 637)
Production Dates: January 7, 1998, and March 20, 1998
Defect: The seat's backrest and base can separate when the occupant is restrained by the seat's 5-point harness. If the backrest and base were to separate in an automobile crash, the child in the seat could be injured.
Corrective Action: Evenflo intends to notify consumers of the potential problem and to provide consumers with a new replacement seat. Consumers will be provided a pre-paid return shipping label and will be asked to return their original seat in the box the replacement seat came in. Evenflo will notify consumers to stop using the seat's internal 5-point harness system, and will advise that the seat can only be used as a belt positioning booster seat. [98E-014]

Model(s):   On My Way infant car seat/carrier (Model 207) and On My Way Travel System infant car seat/carrier with stroller base (Model 492)
Production Dates:  December 15, 1995 - July 27, 1997
Defect: The red push button assembly on each side of the seat that is used to latch and adjust the carrying handle can unexpectedly release and cause the seat to flip forward.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a free repair kit which includes stronger latch buttons and springs. To receive the repair kit, consumers should contact Evenflo at 800-203-2138 only for this recall campaign. [98E-003]

Model(s): Sidekick booster seat, Model No. 244
Production Dates: April 23, 1996 - May 20, 1997
Noncompliance: These seats do not comply with FMVSS No. 213, which limits the head injury criteria. In recent tests on some of these booster seats, the head injury criteria scored more than allowed by this standard.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will reimburse owners either completely or partially depending on whether the seat can be used by the owner's child. Owners are advised to use the sidekick booster seat only as a belt positioner. When used as a belt positioner, the Sidekick must be used without its front shield and only in vehicles equipped with a three point lap/shoulder seat belt system. [97E-020]

Model(s): Champion, Scout and Trooper, Model numbers beginning with 219, 224, 225, and 229
Production Dates: October 14, 1996 - February 6, 1997
Noncompliance: These seats do not comply with FMVSS No. 213, which limits head excursion. Slippage of the harness webbing can result in loosening of the harness straps.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a harness adjuster retrofit kit and detailed instructions to the owners. [97E-019]

Model(s): Scout, Champion, Model numbers beginning with 224 and 229
Production Dates: June 1, 1993 - December 16, 1996
Noncompliance: These seats do not comply with the thorax acceleration requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a modified recline arm which will alter the restraint's angle and installation instructions for consumers to repair these seats. Meanwhile, consumers are advised to only use these seats in its reclined position until they receive the free modified recline arm. [97E-001]

Model(s): Trooper
Production Dates: November 1995 - January 1996
Defect: Due to a printing error, the fold-out instruction pamphlet providing information on toddler use was incorrectly labeled for infant use.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will send a new pamphlet to consumers. [96E-002]

Model(s): On My Way, Model number beginning with 206
Production Dates: May 1994 - May 1995
Noncompliance: These seats do not meet the sled test requirements of FMVSS No. 213, when tested without the detachable autobase.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a set of plastic inserts to all owners of the "On My Way" infant restraints. Evenflo recommends that owners only use the restraint with the detachable autobase until the plastic inserts are received and installed. [95E-024]

Model(s): 453, 454, 470, and 471
Production Dates: February 1987 - August 1988
Defect: The black plastic push pins used to attach the pads to the seat structure can be removed by children presenting a possible choking hazard.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will send owners newly designed replacement push pins and installation instructions. [91E-045]

Model(s): Ultara II Model 227
Production Dates: January - June 1990
Noncompliance: These seats fail to comply with the head and knee excursion requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will replace the seat shells on these seats. [91E-007]

Model(s): Dyn-O-Mite, Evenflo Infant Models 201, 202, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 448,456, and 458. One-Step Models 221, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, and 409. Seven Year Car Seat Models 228, 453, and 454. Bobby-Mac Models 411, 412, 414, 415, and 416. One Step Deluxe Models 222, 223, and 417. Evenflo Booster Seat Models 242, 470, and 471.
Production Dates: April - December 1985
Noncompliance: Certain seat buckle and tongue assemblies do not properly engage when latched failing to meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide owners with a replacement buckle tongue and installation instructions. [90E-032]

Model(s): Dyn-O-Mite, Evenflo Infant Models 201, 202, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 448, 456, and 458. One Step Models 221, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406,407, 408, and 409. Seven Year Car Seat Models 228, 453, and 454. Bobby-Mac Models 411, 412, 415, and 416. One Step Deluxe Models 222, 223, and 417. Evenflo Booster Models 242, 470, and 471.
Production Dates: January 1986 - April 1990
Noncompliance: Certain seat buckle and tongue assemblies do not properly engage when latched failing to meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide owners with a replacement buckle tongue and installation instructions. [90E-031]

Model(s): 420
Production Dates: September 1988 - July 1989
Noncompliance: These seats failed the post impact buckle release force requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide owners with a new harness and installation instructions. [89E-027]

Model(s): 410
Production Dates: June 1988 - June 1989
NHTSA Recall Number: 89E017
Defect: The single strap slide that is positioned on the right and left side of the upper harness can slip.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will send owners a double slide locking harness. [89E-017]

Model(s): Dyn-O-Mite Models 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446 and 448. Infant Car Seat/Carrier Models 456 and 458
Production Dates: January 1985 - January 1989
Noncompliance: These seats failed to meet the 70 degree maximum back support angle requirement of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide owners with new installation instructions. Also the child seats are not to be used in the most reclined position with lap belts only. Warning labels will also be issued. [89E-008]

FISHER-PRICE 800-355-8882   Recall top
Model(s): Safe Embrace, Model 79700
Production Dates: May 1997 - March 1998
Defect: The harness adjuster, used to tighten and lock the harness belts around a child, can malfunction if a spring breaks or dislocates from the correct position. When the harness adjuster fails, it would not properly lock the shoulder belts in place. If this occurs, the child may not be adequately protected in a crash.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price will provide owners with a revised restraint adjuster and installation instructions. [98E-019]

FISHER-PRICE 800-432-5437    Recall top
Model(s): 9100 and 9101
Production Dates: April 1985 - June 1989
Defect: The metallic label glued to the breast shield of the seat can become loose over time presenting a choking hazard to the seat occupant if the child removes the label and places in their mouth.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price is requesting owners to inspect the shield periodically, and if the label is loose, peel it off and discard it.
NHTSA No:  90E-028

Model(s): 9173
Production Dates: September - November 1994
Noncompliance: The seats have an incorrectly positioned label warning that any car seat used in the rear-facing position should not be installed in an automotive seat on which an air bag can deploy. This does not comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price will send owners a new label with instructions to correctly place the label on the child safety seat. [94E-035]

Model(s): 9104
Production Dates: June 15 - September 4, 1992
Defect: The red button on the buckle of the child safety seat can dislodge from the casing causing one of the appendages attached to the button to be on the outside of its protective casing.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price will provide either a replacement child safety seat or a refund of the cost of the seat. The consumers will also have the option of receiving a new buckle assembly when they become available. [92E-021]

Model(s): 9101
Production Dates: February 8, 1991 - January 24, 1992
Defect: The shoulder belts on car seats using a particular design of connector bar can come free of the connector bar after extended use.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price is providing a plastic cover that fits over the opening on the connector bar that will prevent the shoulder belts from coming free of the connector bar. [92E-019]

Model(s): 9100 and 9101
Production Dates: February 1989 - October 1989
Defect: The plastic laminate on the buckle shield can break after force is applied in repeated use.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price will send owners a new shield and installation instructions. [92E-018]

Model(s): 9149
Production Dates: January - February 1991
Defect: The breast shield could separate from the tongue of the restraint assembly in crash conditions because of a faulty buckle frame.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price will replace the breast shield assemblies. [91E-019]

Model(s): 9100 and 9101
Production Dates: April 1985 - June 1989
Defect: The metallic label glued to the breast shield of the seat can become loose over time presenting a choking hazard to the seat occupant if the child removes the label and places in their mouth.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price is requesting owners to inspect the shield periodically, and if the label is loose, peel it off and discard it. [90E-028]

Model(s): 9100 and 9101
Production Dates: July 1988 - October 1990
Defect: The button on the shield strap can become loose and removed by a child presenting a choking hazard if the child places the button in their mouth.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price will send a replacement button and installation instructions to owners. [90E-038]

Model(s): 9100 and 9101
Production Dates: May 1987 - January 1989
Defect: The plastic laminate on the buckle shield can break after force is applied in repeated use.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price is providing owners with installation instructions and a new shield. [90E-037]

Model(s): 9100
Production Dates: April - August 1985
Defect: The seat metal laminate shield, located inside the shield buckle, can break after repeated use.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price is providing owners with installation instructions and a new shield. [90E-036]

Model(s): 9101
Production Dates: February - March 1990
Noncompliance: The retractor assembly has a "tongue" used to engage the breast shield of the child restraint. A stamping die used on this tongue could cause the part to fail and completely separate in a crash. This does not meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price is providing owners with installation instructions and a replacement retractor assembly. [90E-008]

Model(s): 9100 and 9101
Production Dates: April 1985 - January 1989
Noncompliance: A car seat foam piece which is attached to the plastic seat shell located under the seat cover does not meet the flammability requirements of FMVSS No. 302.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price will send owners a new piece of foam. [89E-005]

Model(s): 9100
Production Dates: April 1985 - July 1986
Defect: A foreign object or substance can cause the white lock lever to be stuck in the down position at the time the chest shield is unbuckled to remove the child. The shoulder belt would retract too far, making if difficult to remove the child.
Corrective Action: Fisher-Price will provide owners with installation instructions and a new belt button which acts as a stop, limiting the retraction of the shoulder belt. [88E-024]

FORD MOTOR COMPANY 800-392-3673  Recall top
Model(s): 1998 Windstar
Production Dates: January 1997
Defect: Second row bench seats with optional integrated child seats (ICS). The headrest lockout mechanism on the seats may not engage and lock the headrest in the "down" position, as intended, when the ICS is deployed. A vehicle occupant could move the headrest to the "up" position. As a result of the headrest being in the "up" position, a child seated in the ICS would receive less than the intended protection in the child headrest area in the event of a crash.
Corrective Action: The second row bench seats have been replaced with seats built with revised headrest lockout mechanisms.
Notes: All owners have been notified and the seats have been replaced in the affected vehicles. [97V-051]
GERRY BABY PRODUCTS COMPANY 800-952-5552  Recall top
Model(s): 626 and Secure Ride
Production Dates: August 1994 - March 1995
Noncompliance: The seats have an incorrectly positioned label warning that any car seat used in the rear-facing position should not be installed in an automobile seat on which an air bag can deploy. This does not comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: A new label will be sent to consumers with instructions on how to correctly use the child seat in the vehicle. [95E-008]

Model(s): Gerry Guardian
Production Dates: January 31 - May 3, 1990
Defect: The buckles on these child restraints are not stiff enough to prevent a child from releasing the buckle.
Corrective Action: Gerry is providing owners with a free buckle replacement kit. [92E-009]

GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS  Recall top

Recall Update: Graco Child Seat Additional Models Recalled -  August 13
Graco Has Recalled Snugride Infant Car Seats - Mar 17, 03
Graco Has Recalled Snugride Infant Car Seats - Mar 17, 03
Graco Has Recalled Snugride Infant Car Seats - Mar 17, 03


Graco Has Recalled 918,930 SnugRide? Infant Car Seats
Models:
Graco SnugRide infant car seats, Model Nos. 7493G9, 7493RS, 7497HL, 7497SY, 7499LK, 7499N2, 841101, 841102, 841103, 841203, 8412T02, 8457D5, 8457DVB, 8457F3, 8457GP, 8457IND, 8457MA, 8457MV, 8457RG, 8457TMJ, 8457TMP, 8457YL, 8458A5, 8458AE, 8458B7, 8458D8, 8458FKB, 8458HE, 8458HH, 8458KY, 8458N5, 8459VL, 8460LV, 8462HAV, 8462JAM, 8471UVB, 8472BLW, 8473BRN, 8472CYP, 8472GMP, 8472MAD, 8472YL, 8474HAB, 8474MEL, 8476VIN, 8477HAV, 8477JAM, 8477NGS, 8478SAR.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL AFFECTED MODEL NUMBERS MAY ALSO BEGIN WITH THE LETTER "A". A MODEL NUMBER LISTED, BUT BEGINNING WITH AN ADDITIONAL "A" IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE RECALLED SEATS.
Production Dates: August 31, 1999 through February 28, 2002
Defect: These seats may be missing components on the base or the carrier shell. The components are 1 or 2 metal hooks and their retainer pins on the base and the mating "U" shaped bars on the carrier shell that are used to attach the carrier to the base. If the hooks, pins or "U" bars are missing, the carrier may not be securely attached to the base. In the event of a sudden stop or crash, the carrier could detach from the base, possibly resulting in serious injury or death.
Corrective Action: Graco will notify its customers and provide a replacement seat or base free of charge. Owners may call Graco at 1-800-345-4109 to receive a free replacement seat or base.
NHTSA No.: 02E-014

 

GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION   800-222-1020 (CHEVROLET) and 800-462-8782 (GMC)   Recall top

Models:  1996-1998 Chevrolet and GMC ML model vans equipped with integral dual child safety seats.
Production Dates:  May 1996 to September 1997
Noncompliance:  Some of these vehicles may be missing a seat belt retractor clutch spring and/or pawl spring in the child seat. If the clutch spring were missing from the retractor, the seat belt would lock in the retract position and could not be used. If the pawl were missing from the retractor, the seat belt restraint would continually play out and would not lock. This could increase the occupant's risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash. These seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
Corrective Action:  To prevent the possibility or this condition occurring, dealers are to inspect the seat belts on the child seat, and if necessary, replace the child seat.
NHTSA No:  99V-009

KOLCRAFT PRODUCTS, INC. 800-453-7673  Recall top
Model(s): Performa
Production Dates: March 1 - October 31, 1996
Noncompliance: The material used in these seats does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 302, "Flammability of Interior Materials."
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will replace the material on these infant seats.
NHTSA No  97E-026
 
Model(s): Infant Rider, Secura, Travel About, Plus 4, Plus 5, Kolcraft Instant Restraint, Kolcraft Infant Car Seat, and Playskool Infant Car Seat.
Production Dates:January 1, 1993 - June 30, 1999
Noncompliance: When used as an infant carrier, the handle can unexpectedly move from the intended carrying position.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will provide consumers with a free handle lock kit and installation procedures. (Kolcraft toll free number for this recall is 877-776-2609.
NHTSA No: 99E-047
Click here for Photo and Press Release
 
Model(s): Performa
Production Dates: March 1 - October 31, 1996
Noncompliance: The material used in these seats does not comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 302, "Flammability of Interior Materials."
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will replace the material on these infant seats. [97E-026]

Model(s): Performa and Secure Fit
Production Dates: January 26, 1996 - July 31, 1997
Noncompliance: These seats do not comply with the buckle release force requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will provide owners with installation instructions, a replacement buckle housing kit and the tolls necessary to install the new buckle. [97E-024]

Model(s): Travel About, Plus 4, Plus 5, and Infant Rider (Models No. 138xx, 368xx manufactured from March 4 - April 30, July 17, July 25, and August 19, 1996), and Travel About, Plus 5 and Carter Travel 5 (Models 13833, 13842, and 13852 manufactured May 1 through September 30, 1996)
Production Dates: March 4 - September 30, 1996
Noncompliance: During compliance testing, a crotch strap assembly separated from the shell of an infant restraint. This does not comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will provide owner with instructions to examine the crotch strap retainer clip and for realigning the clip if it has been mis-installed. A sticker will also be provided for installation on the child restraint notifying the user of the possibility of a misaligned strap retainer clip with simple instructions for its realignment. [96E-031]

Model(s): Traveler 700
Production Dates: November 1994 - August 1995
Defect: During crashes involving speeds greater than 30 miles per hour and with the seat in a forward position, the buckle can unlatch.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft is providing owners with a new buckle mechanism, instructions, and the tools needed to replace the buckle. [95E-035]

Model(s): Traveler 700, Automate, Playskool
Production Dates: June 30, 1993 - October 1993
Noncompliance: The tongue of the buckle assembly can corrode. This does not comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 213. Also the label with use and safety instructions is missing from the Playskool model.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will provide owners with a free replacement harness assembly and installation instructions. [93E-025]

Model(s): Traveler 700
Production Dates: January - December 1991
Noncompliance: The instruction sticker attached to the child seat is incorrect, since it was written for a different model child seat. This does not comply with requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will provide owners correct instruction stickers. [91E-044]

Model(s): Perfect Fitt Model 180-200
Production Dates: January 1988 - July 1990
Noncompliance: The bottom cushion of the seat failed to meet the flammability requirements of FMVSS 213.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will provide owners with new seat cushions. [91E-043]

Model(s): Dial-A-Fitt II Model 180-600
Production Dates: November 1990 - August 1991
Noncompliance: The seat shells failed to comply with the structural integrity standards of FMVSS 213. The plastic seat shells cracked during dynamic impact testing.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will send owners a new seat shell. [91E-037]

Model(s): Traveler 700
Production Dates: January 1991 - August 1991
Defect: The armrests of the child seat crack and splinter at the attachment to the seat back, leaving springs and sharp pieces of plastic exposed.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will replace the seat shell with a new seat shell that eliminates the spring and strengthens the plastic of the armrest. [91E-033]

Model(s): Playskool Models 140-155 and 180-400
Production Dates: December 1989 - August 1990
Noncompliance: The foam seat cushions fail to conform to the flammability requirements of FMVSS 213.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will send owners a new seat cushion. [91E-014]

Model(s): Perfect Fitt Models 180-200 and 180-150
Production Dates: March 1989 - October 1990
Noncompliance: The seat fails to meet the head and knee excursion requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will send owners a plastic reinforcement tube kit to install in the rear of the seat shell. [91E-006]

Model(s): Dial-A-Fitt Models 180-200 and 180-300; Perfect Fitt Models 180-100 and 180-150; Rock-N-Ride Model 131-101
Production Dates: January 1987 - August 1989
Defect: The polypropelene fasteners (canoe clip) used to attach the seats can develop hairline cracks or weaknesses that can cause the clip to break.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will send replacement clips to owners. [90E-005] CPSC Press Release

Model(s): Dial-A-Fitt Models 180-200 and 180-300
Production Dates: April - June 1989
Noncompliance: These seats exceed the post-impact buckle release force requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Kolcraft will send a new harness to owners. [90E-003]

MCP ENTERPRISES, INC. (WORLD TOYS DISCOUNT) 213-626-1847  Recall top
Model(s): Lin Lih
Production Dates: January 1987 - July 1989
NHTSA Recall Number: 89E024
Noncompliance: These seats do not meet the occupant head and knee excursion requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: MCP will refund the purchase price upon return of the car seat. [89E-024]
 
Mercedes Benz
Model(s): Mercedes-Benz Infant Restraint (5-20lbs) and Booster Seat (40-100 lbs) equipped with the BabySmart? airbag deactivation device.
Production Dates: February 1, 1997, through July 31, 1999
Defect: If the Mercedes-Benz Infant Restraint or the Booster Seat is incorrectly positioned or moves several inches or more forward of the seat back in the front passenger seat of the Mercedes-Benz BabySmart? equipped vehicles, it may not automatically deactivate the passenger front airbag. The status of the BabySmart? system in the vehicle will, however, always correctly indicate to the driver if the airbag is deactivated or not, by the illumination or non-illumination of the "AIRBAG OFF" indicator.
Corrective Action: Mercedes-Benz will contact owners and instruct them to bring the recall restraints/seats to a Mercedes-Benz retailer for a replacement seat free of charge. A video illustration of the correct installation procedure will also be provided with every replacement seat.
NHTSA No.: 99E-024
BabySmart Infant and Booster seats
 

PEG PEREGO USA, INC.   800-671-1701

    Peg Perego Has Recalled Infant Car Seats


    Models: Primo Viaggo infant car seat (Part Nos. CS00MU1MR41TF41 and CS00MU1MR41WD41), Primo Viaggo infant car seat with base (Part Nos. CS00US1BP41GS45, CS00US1BP41TV41, CS00US1NP41TR34, CS00US1PF41NF49, CS00US1PF41RA41, CS00US8BP53DV53, CS00US8BP53RS53, CS00US8BP53RU53, and CS00US8BP53SK13), Pliko Travel System (stroller bundled as a single product) (Part Nos. LV34USLBP41TV41, LV34USLRC41GS46, LV34USNBP53DV53, and LV34USNBP53SK13), Primo Viaggo System (stroller bundled as a single product) (Part Nos. ST33USLBP41TV41, ST33USNBP53DV53, ST38USLPF41NF49, and ST38USNRU53NF45).
    Production Dates:
    Defect: The bottom latch mechanism of the seat on the left side does not completely engage the latching rod on a small percentage of the car seats due to the improper positioning of the metal reinforcing bracket of the latch mechanism during manufacturer.
    Corrective Action: Peg Perego will notify its customers of the defect and provide instructions on how to identify affected seats and perform the repair.
    NHTSA No.: 01E-027


    Note to Consumers: The telephone number listed above is a temporary line that can be used to obtain more information about this safety recall. However, please be advised that this line can only handle a limited number of calls and the hold time can be up to 20 minutes. Peg Perego is working quickly with the telephone company and will have established an 800 number dedicated to addressing this recall by Monday, July 2, 2001.

 

PORSCHE CARS (Porsche) 1-800-545-8039  Recall top
Model(s): Porsche Carrera, 911, and Boxter model vehicles equipped with the child seating system air bag deactivation kit.
Production Dates: 1997 and 1998
Defect: Due to a manufacturing problem, the contact buckle does not deactivate the air bag
Corrective Action: Dealers will install a modified air bag deactivation kit. [98E-005]

SAFELINE KIDS, INC.   1-(800)-829-1625

Models: Sit'n'Stroll Rear-facing and Forward-facing Convertable car seats Model 2240.
Production Dates: April 1, 2001 - October 1, 2001
Defect: The seats fail to comply the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No., 213 "Child Restraint Systems." The FAA Certification Statement, "This restraint is Certified for use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft," is in yellow lettering instead of the required RED lettering. This noncompliance has the potential of a flight attendant not allowing a parent/guardian to bring or use this product on an airplane.
Corrective Action: Safeline Kids will send corrected labels to registered owners to be placed over the existing labels.
NHTSA No.: 02E-002

Models: Sit'n'Stroll Rear-facing and Forward-facing Convertable car seats Model 3240
Production Dates: November 1, 1996, and June 30, 1999
Defect: The seats fail to comply the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No., 213 "Child Restraint Systems." The child seat was recommended for usage in the rear-facing seating configuration by children not weighing more than 25 pounds.
Corrective Action: Safeline Kids will send new labels to registered owners to be placed over the existing labels which will recommend that a child not weighing more than 22 pounds be placed in the rear-seating configuration.
NHTSA No.: 01E-052

Models: Sit'n'Stroll Rear-facing and Forward-facing Convertable car seats Model 3240
Production Dates: June 9, 1997 - August 9, 1997
Defect: These seats fail to comply the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No., 213 "Child Restraint Systems." The air bag warning label was omitted from the seat cover.
Corrective Action: Safeline Kids will send a new seat cover that has the required air bag warning label to owners free of charge.
NHTSA No.: 01E-053

Snug Seat inc.  Recall top
NHTSA Has Recalled Gorilla, Spelcast Child Restraints - Feb 24
RENOLUX (FBS, Inc.) [Out of business]  Recall top
Model(s): GT7000
Production Dates: January 1989 - August 1992
Defect: The electric motor powering the reclining child seat is powered by the automobile battery/auxiliary power system through the cigarette lighter. The wiring used to connect the child seat to the cigarette lighter overheats and melts the plastic wire covering.
Corrective Action: FBS is no longer in business. [94E-009]

Model(s): GT2000, GT4000, GT5000, and GT7000
Production Dates: May 1989 - June 1993
Noncompliance: The solid bus tweed car seat cover with red and yellow highlight striped fabric does not meet the minimum flammability requirements of FMVSS 213.
Corrective Action: FBS is no longer in business. [94E-003]

Model(s): GT2000, GT4000, GT5000, and GT7000
Production Dates: January 1992 - January 1993
Noncompliance: The child safety seats do not meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 213. The padding behind the head of the seat occupant does not have sufficient compression deflection resistance.
Corrective Action: FBS is no longer in business. [93E-018]

Model(s): GT5000 Turn-A-Tot
Production Dates: February 1990 - April 1991
Noncompliance: The seat covers (striped covers) failed the flammability requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: FBS is no longer in business. [91E-018]

Model(s): GT5000 Turn-A-Tot
Production Dates: February 1990 - April 1991
Noncompliance: These seats failed to meet the head excursion requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: FBS is no longer in business. [91E-011]

Model(s): GT1000 and GT2000
Production Dates: August - October 1988
NHTSA Recall Number: 90E013
Noncompliance: The seat failed to meet the pre-impact buckle release force requirements and back support angle requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: FBS is no longer in business. [90E-013]

VIRCO MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 800-347-8909 x280  Recall top
Model(s): Pride Trimble Model 832
Production Dates: January 1988 - April 1989
Noncompliance: These seats fail to meet the head excursion requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Consumers can remove the optional shield attachment or return the car seat to Virco for a full replacement. [90E-004]

Model(s): 890, 891, and 892
Production Dates: February 1986 - October 1987
Noncompliance: These seats failed the head excursion and dynamic sled test requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Virco will replace the booster seat with a new child restraint system. [88E-016]

VOLVO OF AMERICA CORPORATION  Recall top
Model(s): All child seats manufactured prior to December 1988
Production Dates: December 1988
Noncompliance: These seats failed to meet the pre-dynamic test buckle release requirements of FMVSS No. 213.
Corrective Action: Owners are instructed to return the seats to their Volvo dealer for a new seat or full refund. [89E-011]

VOLVO CARS, INC.   

    Model(s): 2001 Volvo V70 Wagons equipped with the ISOFIX-type child restraints installation application.  The ISOFIX is a system to assist owners in securing their child safety seat to the automobile seat.
    Production Dates: January 1, 2000, to January 31, 2001
    Defect: The bolted joint, used for attaching the bracket that is part of the installation hardware for the ISOFIX-type child restraint, may have been incorrectly tightened. In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury. Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the anchorage bolts and tighten to the correct torque if necessary.
    Corrective Action: The second row bench seats have been replaced with seats built with revised headrest lockout mechanisms.
    NHTSA No:  01V-101

XPORTATION SAFETY CONCEPTS, INC.      800-630-6850

Xportation Safety Concepts Has Recalled the XSCi Pioneered? Rear Facing Child Seat

  • Models: XSCi Pioneered? Airbag Compatible Rear Facing child seats with seat pad colors Blue/Blue and Brown/Blue. (There is no model number associated with this product.)
    Production Dates: February 1 through March 7, 2002.
    Noncompliance: These seats exceed the maximum head excursion criteria of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." In the event of a vehicle crash, the cradle can detach from the deflector base, possibly resulting in serious injury or death.
    Corrective Action: XSCi has notified its customers and is offering a replacement seat (produced by an alternate child seat manufacturer) and will pay for the return of the noncompliant seat. XSCi will repair the noncompliant seat and return it to the customer. Owners who do not receive the free seat replacement within a reasonable time should contact XSCi at 800-630-6850.
    NHTSA No.: 02E-024
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