Consumer Information Notice - 2000-2002 Cosco Child Restraint Labels and Instructions

TP 2436
Road Safety Leaflet # D-2002-03 (E)



Manufacturer:
Cosco
2525 State Street
Columbus, Indiana
USA 47201-7494

Distributor:
Dorel Juvenile Group (Canada)
804 rue Deslauriers
St-Laurent, Quebec
H4N 1X1

Consumer Contact:
Call Centre: 1-800-536-4070

Media Contact:
David Hall: 1-514-332-3737

Models Affected:

Models Model Numbers
Eddie Bauer
Touriva
Forerunner
02-C04
02-C05
02-C58
02-C70
02-C75
02-C10
02-C24
02-C35
02-C71
02-C87
02-C90

Number of Units:
67,000

Geographic Distribution:
All across Canada

Dates of Manufacture:
July 1, 2000 to June 17, 2002

Problem:
The existing label understates the height limitation of the child when the car seat is used in the rear facing mode. This current label states a height of 66 cm (26"). The corrected label states that when used in the rear facing mode the restraint can accommodate a child to a maximum height of 89 cm (35"). This will allow the restraint system to be used safely in the rear facing mode over a longer period of time.

Safety Risk:
This is not a safety issue.

Company Action:
Transport Canada in cooperation with the Dorel Juvenile Group (Canada) wishes to advise the public of a correction to a label and instructions on several models of Cosco convertible infant/child restraints.

Consumer Recourse:
The model number is located on a label on the side of the restraint system. Consumers should contact the Cosco Customer Service hotline at 1-800-536-4070 to request free replacement labels for both the restraint system and the instruction booklet.

Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371

Release Date: June 27, 2002