Consumer Information Notice - Designer 22 Infant Car Seat Installation Using Base and UAS Belt

TP 14563
Consumer Information Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2007-C07 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 and Model Numbers Affected:

Name Travel System Model No. Car Seat Model No.
Cosco Agility Travel System 01708CRBL 22320CRBL
Cosco Designer 22 - 22030CMFC
Cosco Spirit Travel System 01953CAMB 22H31AMB
Eddie Bauer Lightweight Travel System 01720CLNG
01720CLRS
01720CBLD
01720CHPN
01720CBGL
01720CMAC
22625CLNG
22625CLRS
22H65BLD
22H65HPN
22H65BGL
22H65MAC
Quinny Freestyle 4XL Travel System 01936CPDK 22H56PDK
Safety 1st Acella LX Travel System 01915CVIN
01915CJAC
22H32VIN
22H32JAC
Safety 1st Designer 22 -
-
-
22325CTRE
22H32TIM
22H55SLP
Safety 1st Eurostar Plus Travel System 01916CCRM 22H32CRM
Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System 01911CBKP
01911CCMB
01911CKIN
22H32BKP
22H32CMB
22H32KIN
Safety 1st Eurostar with Reversible Handle 01700CVER 22H32VER
Note: A travel system includes a stroller, an infant car seat and a car seat base.

Dates of Manufacturer:
May 12, 2005 to September 12, 2006, inclusive

Number of Units:
68,093

Geographic Distribution:
Across Canada

Issue:
Dorel Distribution Canada and Transport Canada wish to advise the public of a potential problem area involving the infant restraint system models listed above produced between May 12, 2005 and September 12, 2006, inclusively. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on a label affixed to the back of the infant carrier. On May 12, 2005, the length of the retaining strap (also referred to as the "pigtail" strap) that attaches the UAS belt to the detachable base was shortened to 23 cm (9 in.) from 38 cm (15 in.) in length. The change to a shorter "pigtail" strap may result in some difficulty when installing the infant car seat using the base and the UAS belt in certain vehicles. Specifically, the shorter "pigtail" strap may prevent the UAS hook from reaching the vehicle anchorage.

Consumer Recourse:
Dorel Distribution Canada is asking anyone who may experience difficulty installing the infant car seat using the UAS belt to please contact the Dorel Juvenile Group Consumer Relations Center by phone at 1-800-544-1108 or by fax at 1-800-207-8182. A replacement UAS belt with a longer "pigtail" strap will be sent free of charge. While waiting for the replacement UAS belt, the infant car seat may be installed in the vehicle using the vehicle seat belt instead of the UAS belt.

Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371

Release Date: June 29, 2007

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