Canadian Tire Apramo and Kukuxumusu Booster Seats – Non Compliance with Stiffness and Flammability requirements

Motor Vehicle Safety
Information: 1-800-333-0371
TP 14566 — Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2016-P02 E
January 22, 2016

Manufacturer:

Transtek Automotive
Address: Fl 6h, Unit C16, No.299 Guanghua Road, Ningbo, China, 315103
Tel #: 0574-87856611
Email: 2846053608@qq.com

Importer and distributor:

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
Address: 2180 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4P2V8

Consumer contact:

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

Media Contact:

Canadian Tire Communications, 416-480-8453, mediainquiries@cantire.com

Models affected:

Apramo:

Model Name: NB BOOSTER SEAT
Model Number: 046-6045 (K11-1618CTC)

Model Name: NB BOOSTER PROMO
Model Number: 199-5607 (K11-1631CTC)

Kukuxumusu:

Model Name: KUKU BOOSTER BLUE
Model Number: 046-0735 (KU20143CM)

Model Name: KUKU BOOSTER PINK
Model Number: 046-0736 (KU20153CM)

Dates of Manufacture:

Apramo: September 2013 to September 2015

Kukuxumusu: February 2013 to September 2015

Number of Units:

87,230

Geographical Distribution:

Across Canada

Issue:

Transport Canada and Canadian Tire Corporation, Ltd wish to inform the public of non-compliances of booster seats imported by Canadian Tire.  Specifically, neither the Apramo nor the Kukuxumusu branded booster seats meet the stiffness requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.  Furthermore, the Kukuxumusu branded booster seats do not conform to the flammability requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.

Safety Risk:

Transport Canada’s compliance testing program revealed these concerns and notified the company.  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.  Additionally, in the event of a vehicle fire, the fabric covers of the Kukuxumusu booster seats may not self-extinguish or may burn too quickly, accelerating the spread of the fire.

Company Action:

Canadian Tire is issuing a consumer recall and a withdrawal order instructing stores to return any remaining units to Canadian Tire Corporation for disposal. Canadian Tire will contact known customers of the affected product and will post signs in stores alerting consumers of the recall and will be issuing refunds to all consumers that return affected models.

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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