February 24, 2003
NHTSA Has Recalled Gorilla, Spelcast Child Restraints
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.
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
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
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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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