The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are alerting consumers of a recall involving certain infant child restraints manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group under Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney branded names. Consumers should immediately stop using the infant seat carrying handle.
Dorel is recalling 447,000 seats because when used as an infant carrier, the bolts that attach the child restraint handle to the seat can loosen causing the handle to fully or partially separate from the seat creating a fall hazard. Consumers should not use the handle until the repair kit has been installed. The car seat is safe for use in a vehicle as it meets federal safety standards.
To receive a free repair kit, owners of the affected child restraint models should contact Dorel’s customer service department at 1-866-762-3316 or visit http://www.djgusa.com/safety_notice.
The affected child restraint models, produced from January 6, 2008 through April 6, 2009, are listed below. The model number and the manufacture date are located on a label on the side of the car seat/carrier.
|Child Restraint Model#||Product Description|
|22-057 DBY||Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System|
|22-085 DWA||Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System|
|22-057 CLN||Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System|
|22-057 HRT||Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System|
|22-322 HRR||Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System|
|22-322 PTK||Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System|
|22-057 LPH||Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System|
|22-085 LYN||Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System|
|22-322 KDL||Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System|
|22-322 LXI||Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System|
|22-322OLY||Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System|
|22-322PRS||Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System|
|22-322 MAI||Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System|
|22-325 COB||Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System|
|22-095 RBK||Safety 1st Explorer Travel System|
|22-380 LGA||Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System|
|22-380 MSA||Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System|
|22-627 WAV||Safety 1st Vector Travel System|
|22-325 PAC||Safety 1st Vector Travel System|
|22-300 FZN||Cosco Sprint Travel System|
|22-300 OSF||Cosco Sprint Travel System|
|22-300 CSF||Cosco Spirit Travel System|
|22-300 JJV||Cosco Spirit Travel System|
|22-300 THD||Cosco Spirit Travel System|
|22-300 TWD||Cosco Spirit Travel System|
|22-627 AWF||Disney Propack Travel System|
|22-355 LBF||Disney Propack Travel System|
|22-305 NAB||Disney Propack Travel System|
|22-305 PPH||Disney Propack Travel System|
|22-355 PWK||Disney Propack Travel System|
|22-627 CGT||Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System|
|22-627 FRK||Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System|
|22-627 SNW||Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System|
|22-627 WPR||Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System|
|22-627KGS||Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System|
|22-655BYTE||Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System|
In addition, parents and caregivers are urged to sign up with NHTSA to automatically receive updates about child seat recalls via email. Consumers may sign-up for recall notifications by visiting www.safercar.gov and clicking on the “e-mail” or “RSS” option to register.
Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign may call NHTSA’s toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153).