Approximately 447,000 Safety 1st, Eddie Bauer, Disney, and Cosco branded infant car seats/carriers were recalled in the United States by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Dorel Juvenile Group due to a fall hazard.
What This Means
Dorel, the manufacturer of the recalled of the car seats/carriers, has received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off of the car seat/carrier, which has resulted in at least three injuries to infants including bumps, bruises, and one head injury.
The recall wa issued because of a problem with the handle of the infant car seat/carrier; when used as an infant carrier, the child restraint handle can loosen and come off, which poses a fall hazard to infants. The product may continue to be used as a car seat when properly installed in the vehicle.
These infant car seat/carriers were sold with travel systems. The stroller portion of the travel system is not affected by this recall. The specific travel systems that include the recalled infant car seat/carriers are:
- Safety 1st: Sojourn Travel System, Eurostar Travel System, Lite Wave Travel System, and Vector Travel System
- Eddie Bauer: Adventurer Travel System and Endeavor Travel System
- Disney: Propack Travel System
- Cosco: Sprint Travel System
The infant car seat/carriers included in the recall were manufactured from January 6, 2008, through April 6, 2009. The model number and manufacture date are located on a label on the side of the product.
Where This Product Was Sold
Department and juvenile product stores nationwide from January 2008 through December 2009 for between $120 and $220.
What to Do Next
Immediately stop using the handle of the car seat/carrier and contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive a free repair kit. Do not use the handle until the repair kit has been installed.
Call the Dorel Juvenile Group toll-free at (866) 762-3316 between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website: www.djgusa.com/safety_notice.
For More Information
- CPSC - Includes the specific model numbers included in the recall.
Recall date: December 18, 2009