Public Notice: Importation of Non-Complying Car Seats

TP 14566
Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2008-P03 E
June 16, 2008



Manufacturer:
Various including but not restricted to Evenflo, Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st, and Graco

Importer and Distributor:
Liquidation World Inc.
225 Henry Street
Building #1
Brantford ON N3S 7R4

Consumer Contact:
Tel: 1-888-254-0843

Model and Model Numbers Affected:
Unknown

Dates of Manufacture:
All

Number of Units:
Approximately 145

Geographic Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario



Problem:

It was reported to Transport Canada that Liquidation World Inc. was importing and selling children’s restraint systems and booster seats from the United States that did not comply with the applicable Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Background and Company Action:

A consumer in British Columbia purchased one of the travel systems 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. Shortly after this incident was reported, another consumer in Ontario purchased an infant/child seat and reported the missing National Safety Mark to the manufacturer.

This information was forwarded to the importer of these units and Liquidation World was requested to remove all non-complying stock from their stores.

Liquidation World has informed Transport Canada that approximately 145 non-complying units were imported into Canada and sold to Canadian consumers.

Consumer Recourse:

As these units are not certified by their manufacturer as meeting all applicable Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, 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 illegal under provincial and territorial highway regulations. It is recommended that the owners of these units return these units to Liquidation World for a full refund.

Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371

Release Date: June 16, 2008

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