February 1, 2005

Dorel recalls Dreamride child seat

Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the Dorel Juvenile Group will conduct a safety recall campaign for certain rear-facing DreamRide child restraint systems. The affected systems are Model 22-001FSM, manufactured between December 1, 2003, and April 28, 2004.

The restraint system did not perform correctly during a NHTSA-mandated compliance test. As a consequence, children in these types of systems may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

Owners are being instructed to discontinue use in the rear-facing mode and use the restraint only as a car bed. Car beds allow small infants unable to ride in a semi-reclined position because of medical reasons to instead ride lying down. However, if an owner needs a rear-facing child restraint, DJG will provide a free replacement unit.

For further information, or to receive a warning label for the system, owners should contact DJG’s toll-free number at 866-611-3022 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST. Customers may also send a fax to 800-207-8182 or e-mail DJG: dreamride@djgusa.com.

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