Public Notice - Baby Trend Infant Car Seats

TP 14566
Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2007-P04 E



Manufacturer:
Baby Trend
1567 South Campus Ave.
Ontario CA 91761
U.S.A.
Tel.: 1-800-328-7363
Website: www.babytrend.com

Importer and Distributor:
Baby Zone
2945 Jacklin Ave.
Victoria BC V9B 5E3

Consumer Contact:
Tel: 1-250-475-1370

Model and Model Number Affected:
Baby Trend Travel System - 1638CT
Baby Trend Jogger System - 9139CT, 9109CT

Note: Both a travel system and a jogger system include a stroller/ jogger, an infant car seat, and a car seat base.

Dates of Manufacture:
All

Number of Units:
5

Geographic Distribution:
British Columbia



Issue:

It was reported to Transport Canada that Baby Zone in Victoria, B.C. was importing infant restraint systems from the United States that did not comply with Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.1 – Infant Restraints.

Background and Company Action:

A consumer in Victoria, B.C. purchased one of the travel systems manufactured by Baby Trend and proceeded to a car seat clinic for an installation check. She was informed by the technician that the infant restraint did not comply with the applicable Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. These infant restraints have not been dynamically tested to the Canadian requirement and therefore do not bear the National Safety Mark (circular label with a maple leaf in the centre) that indicates compliance.

The technician reported the incident to the Transport Canada team in Vancouver who contacted the importer, Baby Zone, to request that they remove the product from the shelf.

The importer, Baby Zone, had imported five units into Canada; three stroller units and two jogger units. The three stroller units have been sold.

Consumer Recourse:

Transport Canada cannot comment as to the performance of these restraints in the event of a motor vehicle collision. In addition, the use of these restraints in a motor vehicle would be considered contrary to the provincial highway regulations. The three stroller units that have been sold do not comply with the Canadian standards and therefore are illegal for use in a vehicle in Canada. It is recommended that the owners of these units contact the importer to exchange them for complying units or for in-store credits.

Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371

Release Date: August 30, 2007

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