Thorley Industries LLC d/b/a 4moms (4moms) is recalling certain 4moms Self Installing Rear-Facing Infant Car Seats, model number 1032, manufactured on July 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016.
Thorley Industries LLC d/b/a 4moms (4moms) is recalling certain 4moms Self Installing Rear-Facing Infant Car Seats, model number 1032, manufactured on July 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016. Due to a tight rivet, the affected car seats have a coupling hook that may not properly engage around the coupling pin, preventing the infant carrier portion from securely attaching to the seat base.
During 4moms investigation, a potential issue was discovered with the infant carrier’s coupling hooks – the hooks that lock the carrier into the base. In some carriers, the coupling hooks have been improperly riveted, potentially causing them to stick and fail to attach to the car seat base. This defect has only been observed after extended use and testing, and there have been no reported injuries.
4moms Self Installing Rear Facing Car Seat
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16C008000
Car Seats Affected: The recall includes the following:
|4moms Rear-Facing Car Seat Model Number
|July 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016
If the infant carrier does not properly attach to the base, the carrier can detach in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
To determine if your 4moms self-installing car seat is affected, find the nine digit serial number printed on the bottom of the carrier.
If your 4moms infant carrier is affected, complete the required form at www.4moms.com/recalls, and 4moms will send you a replacement infant carrier at no charge.
4moms will notify owners and will replace the infant carrier portion, free of charge. While waiting for the replacement carrier, use the current carrier. Manually check that the hooks on the carrier are locked into the base. To confirm that the carrier has locked into the base, lift up on the carrier handle to ensure it is secure before every ride. Click here to watch how this is done.
If you are able to lift the carrier out of its base without first manually disengaging the coupling hook by pulling up on the carrier release, either manually install the
car seat via a carrier-only installation (click here for carrier-only installation instructions) or discontinue using the car seat until your replacement arrives.
The recall began on January 10, 2017. Replacement carriers will be available on January 13, 2017. It will take between 5-10 business days for your new carrier to arrive after you’ve completed the online form. Owners may contact 4moms at 4moms.com/recalls or by calling 888-614-6667.