Public Notice - Gorilla and Spelcast by Snug Seat Inc. - Restraint Systems for Disabled Persons
Road Safety Leaflet # D-2003-02 (E)
Snug Seat Inc.
12801 E. Independence Blvd.
Stallings NC 28105
Importer & Distributor:
SOS Rehabillitation Products Inc.
3359 Griffith Street
Call Centre: 1-800-667-3422
Mitchell Yaffy: (514) 737-3422
Model Name and Model Number Affected:
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Dates of Manufacture:
July 26, 2002 - January 15, 2003
Number of Units:
The washer in the tether anchorage kit does not comply with the required salt spray tests specified in the applicable Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 213.5. The washer could potentially rust and weaken the part resulting in a failure during a collision.
This technical non-compliance is deemed to have a minimum safety risk as the tether anchorage is not normally located in an area exposed to moisture and salt.
Background & Company Action:
During routine compliance inspection, the company identified the problem and immediately initiated an investigation to confirm their findings. A safety campaign was initiated to replace the defective washer. It is understood that all the owners can be identified and contacted because the units have a unique identification number which can be cross-referenced to individual customers within the disabled community.
The affected restraints are not to be returned to the retailers. The distributor and/or the retailer will be contacting all consumers and sending them a replacement washer.
Transport Canada: 1-800-333-0371
Release Date: March 19, 2003
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