Public Notice - Diono Booster Seat (Little Tikes Brand) – Non-Compliance to Quasi-Static Compression Test

Motor Vehicle Safety
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TP 14566 – Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2016-P04 E
July 27th, 2016

Manufacturer:

Diono, LLC
418 Valley Avenue NW, Suite 100
Puyallup, WA 98371
Phone: 253-268-2500
Fax: 253-268-2505

Importer and distributor:

Diono Canada ULC
50 Northland Road
Suite 400
Waterloo, ON
N2V 1N3

Consumer contact:

Customer Service: 1 866-954-9786
Email: dionoCA@diono.com

Media Contact:
Oliver Vicente 253-268-2500

Models affected:

Little Tikes Branded Booster Seat

Model Name: LT HB Booster

Model Number: 221300

Dates of Manufacture:

August 2014 to February 2015

Number of Units:

2130

Geographical Distribution:

Across Canada

Issue:

Transport Canada and Diono wish to inform the public of a non-compliance of certain booster seats made between August 2014 and February 2015 sold under the Little Tikes brand. Specifically, these particular booster seats do not meet the stiffness requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.

Safety Risk:

The regulations require booster seats to comply with a test that measures their stiffness. If a booster seat does not meet this requirement, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a vehicle collision. The booster seat in question does pass all dynamic tests required by Transport Canada, and to this date, no incidents have been reported.

Company Action:

Transport Canada’s compliance testing program uncovered the non-compliance condition. Diono no longer sells the Little Tikes branded booster seat, but upon being made aware of the issue, immediately redesigned the booster seat base to ensure that future production would meet the regulatory requirements.

Additionally, Diono will be notifying all registered consumers of this particular seat and providing them with instructions on how to obtain the redesigned base, as well as instructions on how to dispose of their existing base.

Consumer Recourse:

Consumers should obtain a replacement seat base as soon as possible and discontinue use of their existing seat base once they have obtained a replacement.

All non-registered consumers, or consumers who have moved, are encouraged to contact Diono by email or by phone for instructions on obtaining the replacement base. The affected seats should not be returned to retailers or the company.

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