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February 24, 2003

NHTSA Has Recalled Gorilla, Spelcast Child Restraints

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recalled tether kits for Snug Seat, Inc., child safety seats.

The recall involves 1,146 tether anchor kits for the Gorilla child safety seat, model number 200-1000, and Spelcast child safety seat, model number 600-1000, manufactured between July 26, 2002, and Jan. 15, 2003. This kit enables the purchaser to mount a tether anchor in a vehicle that is not already equipped with an anchor.

The tether anchor kit contains a washer that does not comply with the salt spray requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, ?Child Restraint Systems.? The child safety seats are sold only through Durable Medical Equipment Dealers for use by children with special needs. The part number of the tether anchor kit is FW-50250-12-ZY.

Snug Seat will automatically mail free metal ring kits and repair instructions to registered customers. Customers can also contact Snug Seat at 800-336-7684 to request a free repair kit. Customers should continue using their seats pending receipt of the replacement parts.

For more information, owners should call the above number or write to Snug Seat, Inc., 12801 East Independence Boulevard, Stallings, NC 28105.

Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign may call NHTSA?s toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at DASH-2-DOT (888) 327-4236.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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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 
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 about?

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