Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has warned of a potential problem with the base of the Maxi-Cosi Mico infant car seat, which might not lock into position when placed in a vehicle.
Dorel Distribution Canada said it will voluntarily notify its customers.
In a small number of cases, research testing found that when the seat is installed onto the removable base, the seat may latch into the base without locking fully. As a result, the seat could separate from the base in the event of a collision if the seat is not properly locked into the base. There have been no consumer reports of separation or injury reported in Canada, and Transport Canada has received no complaints.
Owners can continue to use the product, but should check immediately to ensure that the grey “Pull to Release” handle on the side of the seat is pushed in properly and fully locked.
Owners should also immediately ensure that they receive a free repair kit, which contains new springs and a tool to change the springs. All registered owners will receive a letter from Dorel Distribution Canada, outlining the steps they should take to receive the kit. Non-registered consumers should call the company toll-free at 1-877-657-9546.
For a list of affected models, and to see pictures of the release handle properly and improperly locked, visit Transport Canada.