July 19, 2007

Transport Canada issues safety information on Combi infant car seat

Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada is advising the public of important safety information on the Combi Centre infant car seat. When using the seat in a vehicle with the original Canadian UAS belt (also referred to as the lower anchor strap) connectors and the adjustable recline foot in the fully extended position, the adjustable recline foot may change its adjustment position during an impact, introducing slack into the UAS belt.

Any slack induced in the UAS belt could cause the restraint system to function differently in a secondary collision event, and could increase the risk of injury to the infant, or to other occupants of the vehicle.

Affected models are the Centre DX, model 789462, and Cosmo ST Travel System, model 714650. The travel system includes a stroller, infant car seat and car seat base.

Customers who have registered with the company will receive a free replacement Canadian UAS belt kit by mail; it will include a replacement belt and instructions. Those who have not registered their seats should contact ISIS Inc. at 1-800-667-4111. Consumers should not return the units to a retailer. Until the replacement belt is received, if the adjustable recline foot must be extended in order to install the base at the correct angle, parents should use the vehicle seatbelt instead of the UAS belt to secure the seat in the vehicle.

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