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2011-02-15

Recall - Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st, Maxi-Cosi & Schwinn Child Restraint Systems

The following recall notice is from HSW:


Event Hightlights
Transport Canada reports of a safety recall involving a number of Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st, Maxi-Cosi and Schwinn child restraint systems. There is a potential for the harness adjustment strap to loosen during use. If this were to occur, the harness may be loose around the child, possibly increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

See Product Details tab for specifics on the affected items.

In the event of a motor vehicle collision, should the harness system loosen, the child/infant may not be fully protected. If the restraint system were forward facing then the harness loosening could affect the allowable limit for the head to move forward (head excursion) in a collision. The loosening of the harness system and subsequent excessive movement of the child’s body and head could lead to serious injury. In a rear-facing restraint system, the harness prevents the body from moving upward or ramping. Looseness of the harness may allow for the head to come up and over the back of the restraint potentially causing neck injuries. See Hazard Details tab for more information.

Affected units were manufactured between May 01, 2008 - April 30, 2009 inclusively. 135,146 affected units were sold across Canada.

Corrective Action:
Consumers who have completed and returned their registration card will receive a notice by mail. Consumers should visit the Dorel Juvenile Group’s website to verify if their model is included in this public notice. If their model is included in this public notice, the consumer should complete the online order form to obtain the free repair kit. Consumers may also email the company or call the toll-free Consumer Relations number 1-866-446-2628 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. Consumers should not return the product to retail stores.
Until the repair kit consisting of the lubricant and detailed instructions is received, Dorel Distribution Canada recommends the continued use of the product but to verify the tightness of the harness system every time the restraint system is used.

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