Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc. is recalling certain Cybex Sirona M convertible car seats.
Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc. (CTP) is recalling certain CYBEX Sirona M Convertible Car Seat, model numbers 518000385, 518002153, 518000387, 518002145, 518002149, 518002151, and 519000211, manufactured between November 3, 2017 and August 31, 2018. A child may pick pieces of foam from the child seat headrest pad.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22C001000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 20,526
Sirona M Model Number, Production Dates, and Number of Car Seats Affected:
|Model Number||Production Dates||Number Affected|
|518000385||August 31, 2018||347|
|518002153||January 6, 2018 – August 22, 2018||6629|
|518000387||November 4, 2017 – November 21, 2017||1066|
|518002145||November 3, 2017 – August 18, 2018||5569|
|518002149||November 6, 2017 – May 25, 2018||1657|
|518002151||November 6, 2017 – August 18, 2018||5158|
|519000211||May 7, 2018 – May 7, 2018||100|
Children can access and pull pieces of EPS foam from the car seat’s headrest pad while seated, posing a choking hazard.
Columbus Trading-Partners has determined that a child can access the foam through a small opening in the headrest fabric that covers the foam headrest. It has been reported that a child can pick small pieces of foam which could pose a choking hazard. The foam pieces that were picked are small (roughly 3-4 mm), generally spherical pieces, with no sharp edges. The foam is non-toxic and does not pose a chemical or poison concern if ingested. There is a risk that a child may place the foam in their nose, ear, or mouth. However, if a child places a piece of foam in their mouth the foam could pose a choking hazard.
The foam picking does not impact the crashworthiness of the seat and the seat is in all other ways compliant with FMVSS 213.
Columbus Trading-Partners will mail a product improvement kit to owners of the impacted seats. The kit consists of manufacturer-approved tape and instructions to apply the tape to the EPS to seal the headrest foam. The tape will eliminate access to the foam by the occupant.
The manufacturer-approved tape will be accompanied by clear written instructions, a QR code linking the consumer to a video demonstrating the proper application of the tape, and a website address where the video instructions can also be found. These instructions will assist the consumer in clearly distinguishing the tape from any existing feature or component of the US Sirona M.
How Remedy Component Differs from Recalled Component:
Columbus Trading-Partners implemented an engineering change on August 31, 2018, which consisted of adding tape to the headrest EPS foam on the US Sirona M to prevent access to the foam.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov.