Public Notice - Evenflo Company, Inc. – Secure Kid 400 Incorrect French Label

TP 14566 — Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2013-P04 E
August 7, 2013

Road Safety
Information: 1-800-333-0371

Importer and distributor:
Evenflo Company, Inc.
2 Robert Speck Parkway
Mississauga, ON L4Z 1H8

Consumer Contact:
1-937-773-3971

Models affected:
Secure Kid 400 (Model Numbers 30811269C and 30821269C)

Dates of manufacture:
January 11 , 2012 to July 18, 2013

Number of Units
Approximately 1325

Geographic distribution:
Across Canada

Issue:

Evenflo Company, Inc. and Transport Canada wish to inform the public of an incorrect French label affixed to the Secure Kid 400 booster seat.

When using the Securekid400 as a belt-positioning booster seat, the French labelling on the product incorrectly instructs consumers to pass the shoulder portion of the vehicle seat belt through the lower lap-belt guide.  The English label correctly instructs users to route the lap portion of the vehicle seat belt through that guide.

Safety Risk:

In a vehicle crash, if consumers had incorrectly routed the vehicle seat belt by passing the shoulder portion through the lower lap belt guide as stated on the French label, a piece of the lower lap belt guide could break and/or separate from the restraint.  This could expose a sharp edge which may injure a child occupant or caregiver. The Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations do not allow restraint systems and booster seats to have exposed sharp edges and/or protruding surfaces after a crash test. There have been no reports from consumers of broken or separated lower lap-belt guides.

Consumer Recourse:

All registered consumers will receive new product labelling and instructions on how to affix the labelling.  Non-registered owners of affected car seats, or owners who have moved, should visit www.evenflo.com for more information, or contact Evenflo Company, Inc. by phone at 937-773-3971 to register and receive instructions regarding obtaining the product labelling kit.

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