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Recall 12C002

  • Notification Date: Saturday, 05 May 2012
  • NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12C002
  • Product: Dorel Juvenile Group Car Seats

Synopsis:

Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling certain infant child restraints, models IC124FSM (OnBoard 35) and IC123FSM (Comfy Carry), produced from May 2011 through April 2012, were sold without the separate seat base that contains the required LATCH attachment assembly. Without the LATCH assembly, these units fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." Without the LATCH system, the seat may be more difficult to properly secure and in the event of a vehicle crash, the child may not be adequately protected and is at an increased risk for injury. DJG will notify registered owners and distributors. Bases which include LATCH systems will be provided at no cost to all those who verify they have the affected units. Non-registered owners should contact DJG at 1-877-416-8111 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

For more information for this particular recall, please go to 12C002.

 

Statement from Dorel Juvenile Group:

 

Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a voluntary recall involving certain Safety 1st rear-facing infant child restraints. The models affected are IC123 FSM Comfy Carry Infant Child Restraint and IC124 FSM OnBoard 35 Infant Child Restraint manufactured from May 1, 2011 through April 25, 2012. These infant carriers were sold via institutional accounts and did not include a base with the lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH).

 

As you are aware it is acceptable for infant carriers to be installed without a base, using only the auto seat belt. However, this recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution, as proper and safe installation can be achieved without LATCH but permanently attached LATCH connectors are required to give consumers the option. We have not received any claims or injuries associated with this issue.

 

DJG will contact all registered owners of the specified models and provide them with information on how to obtain a free infant base with LATCH.  Distribution programs or other institutional accounts may visit our website at www.djgusa.com and click on the safety notice button at the top right hand corner of the page to determine if any of their infant child restraints are affected by this recall.  Until consumers receive their free bases with LATCH they should continue to use their infant child restraints with the auto seat belt, as described in the instruction manual.

 

DJG encourages consumer to obtain the free base with LATCH by clicking on the link below, calling us at 1-877-416-8111 Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM or sending us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy19670 + '\'>'+addy_text19670+'<\/a>'; //--> .

 

DJG sincerely regrets any inconvenience this situation may have caused you.

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