Many styles of car seat/carriers are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in cooperation with Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., announced a recall of about 447,000 Dorel infant car seat/carriers. When used as an infant carrier, the child restraint handle to the seat can loosen and come off, posing a fall hazard to infants.
Dorel has received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the car seat/carrier resulting in at least three injuries to infants including bumps, bruises, and a head injury.
Consumers should not use the handle of the car seat/carrier until a repair kit can be installed. The product can continue to be used as a car seat when properly installed in the vehicle.
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This recall involves infant car seat/carriers that were manufactured from January 6, 2008, through April 6, 2009, with the with the model numbers below. The model number and manufacture date are located on a label on the side of the car seat/carrier. They were sold with travel systems at department and juvenile product stores nationwide from January 2008 through December 2009 for between $120 and $220. The stroller portion of the travel system is not affected by this recall.
Recalled Model Numbers:
The car seat/carriers were manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
For additional information or to request a free repair kit, call Dorel Juvenile Group at (866) 762-3316 (toll free) between 8 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday. You can also visit their website at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice.