Dorel Distribution Canada Designer 22 Infant Carrier: Potential for Handle Separation

TP 14566 – Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2009-P03 E
December 18, 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 and Distributor:
Dorel Distribution Canada
873 Hodge Street
St-Laurent, QC H4N 2B1

Consumer Contact:
1-866-762-3318

Media Contact
Rick Leckner 1-514-731-0000

Models and Model Numbers Affected:

Name Travel System Model Number Car Seat Model Number
Safety 1st Playsafe Travel System 01004CDBY 22058CDBY
Safety 1st Evolution Travel System 01374CBSP 22370CBSP
Safety 1st Evolution Travel System 01374CGGL 22370CGGL
Safety 1st Lightwave Travel System 01583CAMR 22380CAMR
Safety 1st Acella Travel System 01697CSET 22325CSET
Safety 1st Acella Travel System 01915COBL 22325COBL
Safety 1st Alpha Sport Travel System 01929CSRD 22325CSRD
Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System 01943CBEL 22325CBEL
Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System 01947CAFT 22317CAFT
Safety 1st Vector Travel System 01949CNBG 22325CNBG
Safety 1st Explorer Travel System 01996CCRB 22095CCRB
Safety 1st Explorer Travel System 01996CRBK 22095CRBK
Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System 01662CCHT 22337CCHT
Safety 1st Designer 22 - 22057CLPH
Safety 1st Designer 22 - 22095CGRF
Safety 1st Designer 22 - 22095CHBS
Eddie Bauer Integrated Travel System 01326CMTT 22625CMTT
Eddie Bauer Integrated Travel System 01326CPST 22671CPST
Eddie Bauer Lightweight Travel System 01720CHPN 22H65HPN
Eddie Bauer Vector Travel System 01729CBGL 22617CBGL
Eddie Bauer Designer 22 - 22617CBGL
Quinny Freestyle 4XL Travel System 01936CAPG 22H56APG
Quinny Freestyle 4 Travel System 01985CSTB 22680CSTB
Cosco Fleet Travel System 01938CTHD 22301CTHD
Cosco Starter - 22301CSTG
Note: A travel system includes a stroller, an infant car seat, and a car seat base. The stroller portion of these units is not affected.

Number of Units:
70,009

Dates of Manufacture:
January 06, 2008 – April 06, 2009 inclusive

Geographic Distribution:
Across Canada



Issue:

Dorel Distribution Canada has informed Transport Canada of a potential for separation of the carrying handle with the above listed infant carriers. The bolts that hold the handle to the infant car seat may loosen causing the handle to fully or partially separate from the infant carrier. If an infant is unharnessed in the carrier while being manually transported outside a vehicle, then there is the potential of the infant falling out of the carrier.

The company is offering, free of charge, a fix kit consisting of instructions, bolts and a tool required to remove the old bolts and insert the new bolts.

Safety Risk:

Although the issue of the handle separating does not affect the safety performance of the infant car seat in a vehicle, when manually carrying the restraint outside the vehicle, consumers must ensure that the harness system is snugly adjusted to prevent the infant from falling out of the seat. Even then, until a fix kit is received and the necessary changes are made, the company recommends that the carrier be manually transported by holding both the head and foot of the carrier.

Background and Company Action:

Dorel Distribution Canada informed Transport Canada of a recall action in the United States concerning the potential for handle separation with the Designer 22 infant car seat. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had received eight complaints of separation and one report of an injury. Dorel Distribution Canada has received two complaints of the bolts loosening and two complaints of the handle separating. There have been no injuries reported in Canada. Transport Canada has received no complaints. Due to the recall in the United States, Dorel Distribution Canada has offered to perform the same action in Canada.

Consumer Recourse:

Consumers may call Dorel Distribution Canada at 1-866-762-3318 to request a fix kit. If the consumer has registered their infant car seat with the company, they will be sent a fix kit. Consumers may also visit the Dorel Distribution Canada's web site to verify if their unit is involved in this notice.

Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371

Release Date: December 18, 2009

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