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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
October, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd
Child Safety Seats

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Basic Comfort, Inc.

Models: Galaxy 2000, Models 960 and 961

Number Involved: 41,906

Noncompliance: These seats do not meet the chest acceleration requirements of FMVSS No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." Improper placement of the shoulder belt portion of the vehicle's built-in safety harness system can result in excessive forces on the chest of the booster seat occupant, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Remedy: A revised instructional booklet will be provided to owners of these booster seats. Owner notification began during October 1998. Owners who do not receive the free instruction booklet within a reasonable time should contact Basic Comfort at 1-800-456-8687.

[NHTSA Recall No. 98E036]

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.