August 23, 2002
AmSafe Commercial Has Recalled the AmSafe Seat Belt
- AmSafe Commercial Has Recalled the AmSafe Seat Belt because of
potential problems with the seat belt.
Number Involved: 51,137
Dates of Manufacture: July 1999 – February 2001
Defect: On certain CP Traveling Retractor Lap (type 1) seat belts, the
plastic cover housing the reserve end of the seat belt web can break. If the
two halves of the cover completely separate, the connector portion of the
belt will detach from the cover. Once detached, the connector rivet can
separate from the connector frame causing the frame to become unusable. This
condition cannot occur during use; however, the belt will be unusable and
may result in an occupant seating position without a seat belt. In the event
of a vehicle crash, an unbelted individual could be seriously injured or
Remedy: AmSafe will notify its customers and provide a plastic outer cover
that snaps over the existing cover on units in the field and will replace
broken seat belts free of charge. The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification is expected to begin during September 2002. Owners who do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact AmSafe at
574-266-8330. [NHTSA Recall No. 02E034/AmSafe Recall No. 0502].
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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