May 20, 2002Dorel Juvenile Group Has Recalled Infant
- Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. has recalled about 26,000 Safety 1st and
Beatrix Potter "Designer 22" infant car seats/carriers. When the seat is
used as a carrier, the plastic handle can unexpectedly release from the
carrying position. When this happens, an unrestrained infant can fall to the
ground and suffer injuries.
Dorel Juvenile Group has received four reports of the handle releasing. No
injuries were reported.
The recalled car seats/carriers were sold under the Safety 1st and Beatrix
Potter "Designer 22" brand names and were manufactured by Dorel Juvenile
Group in the U.S. The seats were manufactured between January 3, 2002 and
February 13, 2002. Only model numbers and color codes 02-621-SAL, 02-620-AZY
and 02-620-BEA are included in this recall. The model number and manufacture
date are located on the instruction and warning label on the side of the car
Mass merchandise and department stores nationwide sold the "Designer 22"
infant car seats/carriers from January 2002 through April 2002 for between
$40 and $70. None of the car seats/carriers was sold in Canada.
Consumers can continue to use the "Designer 22" as a car seat but should
stop using it as a carrier immediately and contact Dorel Juvenile Group to
receive a repair kit. Consumers can contact Dorel at the firm's web site at
www.djgusa.com, fax (800) 207-8182 or call (800) 536-1090 between 7 a.m. and
5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET on
Friday. Consumers with questions about this recall campaign can call the
CPSC Hotline at (800) 638-2772. Consumers also can call NHTSA's toll-free
Auto Safety Hotline at (888) DASH-2-DOT/(888) 327-4236 (recall number
02E-027) or (202) 366-0123 for more information.