Combi USA, Inc. (Combi) is recalling certain Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints, model number 8220, manufactured January 1, 2009, to June 29, 2016.
Combi USA, Inc. (Combi) is recalling certain Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints, model number 8220, manufactured January 1, 2009, to June 29, 2016. When the Coccoro car seat is installed in a forward facing position and only secured with the vehicle's lap belt, excessive force may be transmitted to the car seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury. As such, these child seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16C006000
Manufacture Dates: January 1, 2009 - June 29, 2016
Consequence: In the event of a crash, the seat occupant is at an increased risk of injury.
Description of the Cause: Based on analyzing recent crash test data, it appears that due to the Coccoro having a small surface contact area with the test bench, and a stiff structure that it tends to bottom out on the test bench during dynamic testing and transfer energy through the seat and into the ATD rather than absorbing or dissipating the energy. This characteristic of the Coccoro causes it to trend towards the upper end of the acceptable chest g range during dynamic testing. This coupled with set-up variation in the seat angle causes the Coccoro to be susceptible to high g's during dynamic testing.
Remedy: Combi will notify owners, and provide them with a cover to be added to the bottom of the seat, free of charge. The recall kit will include a bottom cover, 2 screws, a screw driver, and installation instructions. Note: Screw holes already exist on the Coccoro that will be used to attach the bottom cover.
The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact Combi customer service at 1-888-232-3294, or by going to http://registration.combiusa.com/recall. Combi's number for this recall is 610. Note: This recall does not affect the use of the Coccoro child restraint when it is installed in a rear-facing position.