September 4, 2007
Transport Canada issues warning on Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Safety 1st child seats
Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued a warning that when used in forward-facing mode, the harness system that holds the child into the seat can loosen on certain Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Safety 1st 3-in-1 car seats. This creates slack in the harness system, which reduces the effectiveness of the seat in a vehicle collision, and could create excessive movement of the child’s body and head, which could lead to serious injury.
The recall will affect 314,433 units, made from November 1, 2003 to December 31, 2005. The following models are affected:
- Cosco Alpha Omega: 22C15BNP, 22C15CRK, 22C15ROR, 22C15TUX, 22C26BNG, 22C26GRH
- Cosco Alpha Omega Elite: 22C51HMR, 22C51TRP, 22155CSPH
- Eddie Bauer 3 in 1: 22C75AFD, 22C75ARD, 22C75EBN, 22C75MPB, 22C76SHL
- Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1: 22C71BGL, 22C71BLD, 22C71MAC, 22756CLRS, 22756CBAL, 22757CMRC, 22757CLKM
- Safety 1st Enspira: 22C50TWL, 22C50WFD
- Safety 1st Intera: 22C46BDF, 22C46BDN, 22C46BKY, 22C46GEO
The company will supply a new centre front adjuster that does not allow for harness slippage, and uses a knit adjuster strap, instead of a woven strap. Consumers who have completed and returned their registration cards will receive a notice by mail; those who have not should contact Dorel Distribution Canada at 1-800-219-0540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dorel recommends continued use of the product until the replacement strap is received. Consumers should not return the units to a store. For more information on Transport Canada’s public notice, visit Transport Canada on the web.