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August 5, 2003

Recall Update: Cosco, Touriva Convertible T-Shield Re-notification by NHTSA

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Cosco, Inc.

Models: Cosco Touriva Convertible T-Shield, Model 02-084
Cosco Touriva Convertible T-Shield, Model 02-094
Cosco Touriva Convertible T-Shield, Model 02-096
Cosco Touriva Convertible T-Shield, Model 02-404
Cosco Touriva Convertible T-Shield, Model 02-821

Number Potentially Involved: 206,353

Dates of Manufacture: May 1996 – November 1997
Noncompliance: When NHTSA tested these seats for compliance with the applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, the buckles on some seats would not release properly. In the event of a crash, an adult may not be able to easily release the belt buckle.

Remedy: A free repair kit, including replacement buckle and instructions, will be provided to all owners of these child seats. Owners should call Cosco at (800) 221-6736 to obtain the free remedy. For more information, owners can call this number or write to Cosco, Inc., P.O. Box 2609, Columbus, Ind., 47202-2609.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00C007].

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
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