Public Notice - 2002 Century Accel 5 point Convertible Car Seat

TP 2436
Road Safety Leaflet # D-2003-01 (E)



Manufacturer:
Graco Children's Products Inc.
150 Oaklands Boulevard
Exton, PA
19341
U.S.A

Importer & Distributor:
Elfe Juvenile Products
4580 Hickmore
St-Laurent, QC
H4T 1K2

Consumer Contact:
Call Centre: 1-800-667-8184

Media Contact:
Ivan Bern: (514) 344-3533

Model Name and Model Number Affected:
Brand name: Century Accel 5 point Convertible Car Seat
Model No.: 45105ARD CA

Transport Canada Recall Number:
03-008

Recalls and Defects:
1-800-333-0510

Dates of Manufacture:
August 1 to November 30, 2002

Number of Units:
Approximately 1,451

Problem:
On page 23 of the English instruction manual, the two illustrations, Figures J and K, are reversed. Thus, the location of the vehicle lap belt in the rearward facing infant mode should have been for the forward facing mode and vice versa. The French illustrations are correct.

INSTRUCTION MANUAL PAGE 23
INCORRECT ILLUSTRATIONS

Incorrect Illustrations - Instruction Manual Page 23

INSTRUCTION MANUAL PAGE 23
CORRECT ILLUSTRATIONS

Correct Illustrations - Instruction Manual Page 23

Geographic Distribution:
Across Canada

Safety Risk:
The manufacturer and distributor have indicated that there is no safety risk with respect to the reversed illustrations. It is not possible to install the car seat according to the incorrect illustrations. The correct Universal Anchorage System (UAS) routing for either the rear facing or forward facing modes are reiterated on the labels affixed to the product. The incorrect and correct English illustrations are shown in the Consumer Resource section below. The French illustrations are correct.

Background & Company Action:
Elfe Juvenile Products was contacted by a retailer concerning a consumer complaint regarding the illustrations. Elfe contacted the manufacturer, Graco, and all the products in the Graco inventory and Elfe distribution centre were inspected. During these inspections it was confirmed that additional units of the same model contained the incorrect illustrations. The company immediately stopped shipping the product until the instruction manuals were revised. In addition, they conducted an investigation into the time period and number of units affected.

Consumer Recourse:
Elfe will automatically send a sticker to registered owners to be placed over the incorrect page. Consumers that have not registered their restraint system are advised to contact Elfe Juvenile Products at 1-800-667-8184 so that the company can send them a sticker to be placed over the incorrect page. Owners that are uncertain about whether or not they have registered their unit should contact Elfe at the above number. Consumers should not return the affected unit(s) to the retailer.

Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371

Release Date: January 28, 2003

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