Public Notice - Graco TurboBooster Booster Seats – Revised Instruction Manual

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Motor Vehicle Safety
Information: 1-800-333-0371

TP 14566 – Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2016-P03 E
June 10, 2016


Manufacturer:

Graco Children's Products Inc.
3 Glenlake Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328
U.S.A.
www.gracobaby.com

Importer and Distributor:

Elfe Juvenile Products
4500 Thimens Blvd.
Montreal, QC H4R 2P2
www.gracobaby.ca

Consumer Contact:

service@gracobaby.ca or 1-800-667-8184

Model Name, Model Numbers and Dates of Manufacture Affected:

Turbo HB, 1971444 (Landmark Green), manufactured between February 27, 2016 and April 12, 2016 inclusively

Turbo HB, 1970763 (Caris), manufactured on February 26, 2016

Number of Units:

9,948

Geographic Distribution:

Across Canada


Issue:

Certain Graco TurboBooster booster seats do not comply with Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The instruction manual does not contain a statement indicating that the booster seat, even when unoccupied, must be firmly secured to the vehicle, which is a requirement under the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations. Graco has determined that the issue is specific to certain products manufactured on the dates mentioned above.

The model number, model name and date of manufacture can be found on the underside of the car seat. A picture of a sample label is provided below.

Sample label showing model number, model name and date of manufacture.

Safety Risk:

In the event of a vehicle crash, an unoccupied and unsecured booster seat may strike other occupants and cause injury.

Company Action:

Transport Canada and Graco have actively investigated the issue. Graco has instituted a production change, and they will contact all registered consumers to provide them with revised instructions.

Consumer Recourse:

All registered owners will receive a letter indicating how they can download the revised instruction manual. The missing instructions and/or revised instructions manual will be sent to affected consumers who register online at www.gracobaby.ca.

Non-registered owners, or owners who have moved, should contact the Canadian importer and distributor, Elfe Juvenile Products, at 1-800-667-8184 or service@gracobaby.ca to obtain the missing instructions and/or revised instruction manual or if they have any questions.

Consumers should always ensure that booster seats are installed in their vehicle securely, even when not in use. In a crash, an unsecured booster seat could strike an occupant, potentially causing injury.

Graco booster seat - TURBO HB 1971444 (Landmark Green)

TURBO HB 1971444 (Landmark Green)

Graco booster seat - TURBO HB 1970763 (Caris)

TURBO HB 1970763 (Caris)

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