Sparco No-Back Booster Seat - Non-Compliance with Flammability Requirements

Motor Vehicle Safety
Information: 1-800-333-0371
TP 14566 — Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2015-P04 E
October 30, 2015

Manufacturer:

Car Parts Design Trading Co., Ltd.
3F, No. 19 South Dongcang Road, Taicang City, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China 215400
TEL+86-512-53571918
Email: info@carpadesign.net 
www.carpadesign.net

Importer and distributor:

Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
2180 Yonge Street
P.O. Box 770, Station K
Toronto, ON M4P 2V8
416-480-3000

Consumer contact:

Customer Relations
English: 1-800-387-8803
French: 1-800-565-3356

Media Contact:

Jessica Culp, Communications Advisor 416-480-8261, Jessica.Culp@cantire.com

Models affected:

Brand: Sparco
Model Name: NO-BACK BOOSTER
Model Number: 00924AZ+NRGR (199-5955 found on the receipt)
UPC Code: 887174108011

Dates of Manufacture:

all

Number of Units:

11,216

Geographical Distribution:

Across Canada

Issue:

Transport Canada wishes to inform the public of a non-compliance with the Sparco No-Back Booster seat. The fabric cover of the affected booster seats does not conform to the flammability requirements indicated in the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.

Safety Risk:

Transport Canada’s compliance testing program revealed this concern and notified the company. In the case of a vehicle fire, the fabric cover may not self-extinguish or may burn too quickly, accelerating the spread of the fire.

Company Action:

Canadian Tire issued a withdrawal order instructing stores to destroy any remaining units. Posters were placed in stores informing customers of the issue with the product and to return it to their local Canadian Tire store for refund. Canadian Tire has contacted consumers who purchased the product using their Canadian Tire Mastercard.

Consumer Recourse:

Consumers should discontinue use of their product once they have obtained an alternative booster seat and return the affected product to the store. All Canadian Tire stores have been instructed to refund any consumer who returns their booster seat.

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