Public Notice - Cosco and Eddie Bauer Products Harness Slippage Amendment

TP 14566
Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2008-P08 E
January 28, 2009

Road Safety
Information: 1-800-333-0371



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

Importer:
Dorel Distribution Canada
873 Hodge Street
Montreal QC H4N 2B1

Consumer Contact:
1-800-219-0540
e-mail: aopublicnotice@djgusa.com
mail: Alpha Omega Public Notice, P.O. Box 2609, Columbus IN
47202-2609

Media Contact
Rick Leckner 514-731-0000

Models and Model Numbers Affected:
Cosco Adventurer - 2209CBNG

Cosco Ventura DX - 2249CFLG

Eddie Bauer CRS/HBB - 2258CSHL, 2285CEBN, 2285CMBP, 2289CAFD, 2289CARD, 2289CBGL, 2289CBLD, 2289CHLT, 2289CHML, 2289CMAC

Dates of Manufacture:
November 1, 2003 - December 31, 2005 inclusive

Number of Units:
79, 254

Geographic Distribution:
Across Canada



Issue:

When in the forward-facing mode, the harness system that holds the child into the child seat can loosen. The resulting slack in the harness system reduces the effectiveness of the child seat in the event of a motor vehicle collision and increases the head excursion of the child.

Safety Risk:

Should the harness system loosen, the child would not be fully protected in the event of a motor vehicle collision. The prescribed limit on the amount of forward head excursion that can be experienced by the crash test dummy during dynamic testing helps to reduce the risk of injury that a child occupant may incur as a result of contact with vehicle interior surfaces during a motor vehicle collision. The loosening of the harness system and subsequent excessive movement of the child's body and head could lead to serious injury.

To date, there have been no reported injuries associated with this problem.

Background and Company Action:

On August 31, 2007 Transport Canada published a Public Notice (2007-P05) with respect to harness slippage of all Dorel Juvenile Group Inc.'s 3-in-1 infant/child/booster restraints. Due to a number of additional complaints received by Transport Canada and Dorel Distribution Canada on restraints not included in the original Notice, the company has extended this original Public Notice to include the above mentioned child/booster restraints.

Consumer Recourse:

Consumers who have completed and returned their registration card will receive notice by mail. Those who have not sent in the registration card should contact Dorel Distributions Canada at the toll free number (1-800-219-0540) or via email at aopublicnotice@djgusa.com.

Until the replacement adjuster strap is received, Dorel Distributions Canada recommends the continued use of the product.

Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371

Release Date: January 28, 2009

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