Dorel Juvenile Group Mfr's Report Date:
FEB 10, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
2 Investigations found (View)
Component: Child Seat: Harness
Potential Number of Units Affected: 794,247
Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling certain infant, convertible, and booster child restraint systems which were sold both as stand alone seats or part of a travel system (with stroller). Child restraint systems included in this recall begin with model numbers 22077, 22078, 22148, 22149, 22150, 22152, 22154, 22155, 22158, 22159, 22172, 22177, 22178, 22185, 22188, 22195, 22356, 22371, 22372, 22412, 22439, 22452, 22453, 22456, 22458, 22459, 22462, 22465, 22469, 22476, 22486, 22546, 22547, 22553, 22554, 22561, 22564, 22567, 22574, 22580, 22657, 22740, 22741, 22755, 22758, 22759, 22790, 22799, 22880, 22560, 22346, 17439, 22449, 22475, and ic072, manufactured from may 1, 2008, through april 30, 2009. The harness locking and release button does not always return to its locked position. a button that is not in the locked position can allow the harness adjustment strap to slip back through the adjuster as a child moves around in the seat and results in a loose harness.
In the event of a vehicle crash, the child may not be adequately protected and is at an increased risk for injury.
Registered owners will receive a free remedy kit consisting of a small tube of non-toxic, food-grade lubricant to be applied to the center front adjuster (cfa) to prevent sticking and allow it to properly engage the cfa strap. instruction on how to apply the lubricant will be provided, along with a label to indicate that the repair has been completed. Non-registered owners should contact DJG at 1-866-623-3139 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. consumers will need the entire model number on the child restraint when contacting the manufacturer.
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .