- Notification Date: Wednesday, 28 July 2010
- NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 10C003
- Product: Cybex Solution X-fix model booster seats
Synopsis:Certain Cybex Solution X-fix model booster seats manufactured during February 2010 were produced using an incorrect warning label. The defect consists of an incorrect warning statement related to securing an unoccupied booster seat. This statement is inconsistent with Cybex recommended practices - always secure an unoccupied booster with the vehicle seat belt. If a caregiver follows the warning as written, there is an increased risk that the unoccupied booster seat could strike a vehicle occupant and cause injury in a severe crash.
The incorrect warning statement appears in the owner's manual and on the headrest warning label. In a sharp turn, crash, or sudden stop, an unsecured booster seat can be thrown around and could injure vehicle occupants. Regal Lager will notify caregivers and provide a new label to be affixed over the old label and owners will also receive a new owner's manual free of charge. The safety campaign is expected to begin on or about August 10, 2010. Owners may contact Regal Lager toll-free at 1-800-593-5522 between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm EST. Regal Lager's recall campaign number is 2010-01.
For more information for this particular recall, please go to 10C003.
The following message is from Regal Lager regarding the announcement of the recall on the Cybex Solution X-fix Belt Positioning Booster.
NOTE: Regal Lager is the distributor for the Cybex Solution X-fix belt positioning booster.
CYBEX has notified Regal Lager, Inc. that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain CYBEX Solution X-fix booster seats manufactured in February 2010. The seats are labeled with a warning statement related to securing an unoccupied booster seat that is inconsistent with CYBEX recommended practices. If a caregiver follows the warning as written, there is an increased risk that the unoccupied booster seat could strike a vehicle occupant and cause injury in a severe crash.
The performance of the Solution X-fix booster seat is not affected when used with a child securely restrained in the seat. Cybex recommends that to fully insure that your booster seat is properly restrained in a crash, when unoccupied, that it be belted in with the vehicle seat belt, even if you are using the LATCH connectors.
We will be sending new warning labels and Owner's Manuals to everyone who has a Solution X-fix early next week, which will remedy the situation. More information is available at www.regallager.com/recalls.
Submitted by Jeff Durkee, Regal Lager (Kennesaw, GA).