Consumer Information Notice - Cosco Arriva Infant Car Seat Installation without Base with U.A.S. Belt

TP 14563
Consumer Information Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2006-C05 E



Manufacturer:
Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
2525 State Street
Columbus, IN 47201
U.S.A.

Importer and Distributor:
Dorel Distribution Canada
873 Hodge
St-Laurent, QC H4N 2B1

Consumer Contact:
1 800 544-1108

Models & Model Numbers Affected:

Cosco Arriva
22H51RVD
22H51PAW
22H51THE

Dates of Manufacture:
January 2004 to March 2006, inclusive

Number of units:
23,699

Geographic Distribution:
Across Canada

Issue:
Dorel Distribution Canada and Transport Canada wish to inform the public of an error in the instruction manual provided with the Cosco Arriva infant seat models 22H51RVD, 22H51PAW and 22H51THE, produced between January 2004 and March 2006, inclusively. Transport Canada discovered this error as part of its annual enforcement testing and inspection program. All seats include a detachable base. These seats can be used correctly with and without the base. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on a label located on the seat. The instruction manual provided with the seat carried part number 4358-3172B. The part number is located at the top right corner of the cover page of the instruction manual.

The instruction manual describes how to install the infant seat without the base using the universal anchorage system (U.A.S.) belt. The method described in the manual suggests that there are two U.A.S. belts included with the product, one with the seat and one with the base. This is incorrect. The instruction manual has been revised in order to clarify that only one U.A.S. belt is included with the base. The revised instruction manual, carrying part number 4358-3172C, correctly explains that the U.A.S. belt can only be used when installing the unit with a base. The correct method of installing the unit without a base is with the vehicle seat belt only.

The method of installing the unit without the base using the U.A.S. belt refers only to the Cosco Arriva infant seat models that do not come with the optional base.

While this is not a safety-related issue, Dorel Distribution Canada and Transport Canada wish to inform all parents and caregivers of the correct method of installing this infant seat.

Consumer Recourse:
Consumers may call the Dorel Juvenile Group Consumer Relations helpline at 1 800 544-1108 or fax 1 800 207-8182 to request a free copy of the revised instruction manual.

Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371

Release Date: April 19, 2006

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