Important Safety Information Learning Curves Brand, Inc. True Fit Child Restraint System: Incorrect French Language Label
For immediate release
July 15, 2008
Transport Canada is advising the public of an error on a French language label on the side of the True Fit infant child seat. The pictogram portion of the label incorrectly identifies the weights for the rear- and forward-facing usage modes. The correct weight ranges are on the English language label as well as in the bilingual instruction manual.
This notice affects 1,921 units of the following model, manufactured between March 31, 2008 and April 5, 2008: True Fit C630C.
Safety Risk: Use of the restraint system is not affected when the correct weight ranges, as identified on the English language label and in the bilingual instruction manual, are followed.
Consumer Action and Recourse: All registered and non-registered consumers who contact Learning Curve Brands, Inc. at their toll free number (1-888-899-2229) will receive, free of charge, a repair kit with a new label and instructions on how to install the label.
Until the French language label can be replaced, the restraint system can be used in accordance with the English language label and the instruction manual. The affected restraint systems should not be returned to the retailer.
Background and Company Action: Transport Canada received an email from a certified Children's Restraint System Technician that the weight ranges were reversed on the pictogram portion of the French label.
The correct weight ranges on the French language label should read: rear-facing mode from 2.3 to 10 kg (5 to 22 pounds); forward-facing mode from 10.5 to 29 kg (23 to 65 pounds).
Transport Canada informed Learning Curves Brands, Inc. of the error immediately. The company stopped shipment of the product into Canada and had retail outlets stop sales until new labels could be printed.
The company has reprinted the affected label and has identified the new label with a green dot in the bottom right corner. The carton and the registration card will also be marked with a green check label to indicate that the recall has been performed.
Transport Canada posted a public notice on its web site on July 3, 2008. Further information on the affected Learning Curves Brand, Inc. True Fit car seat is available at: www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/childsafety/notices/tp14566P/2008p04/menu.htm
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