Safety alerts and notices for child car seats

To inform parents and caregivers about child car seat and booster seat safety, we publish both safety alerts and notices:

  • Child car seat safety alerts tell you if a specific model of car seat or booster seat doesn’t comply with safety standards, or has a safety defect
  • Child car seat notices tell you if a model has a problem that isn’t related to safety standards or a safety defect (for example, if it has an incorrect expiry date or problem with its instruction manual)
  • General notices provide important safety information related to car seats and booster seats in general.

You can sort the child car seats alerts and notices by manufacturer. Each one specifies:

  • the model or models affected
  • the issue and the safety risk involved
  • what to do to fix the problem

For tips on using child car seats safely, refer to Choosing a child car seat or booster seat.

Child car seat safety alerts

Manufacturer Title Publication date
Baby Trend Baby Trend infant car seats 2007-08-30
Bébécar Bébécar Easymaxi XL – Carrying Handle Detachment 2019-03-27
Britax Britax infant car seats – chest clip replacement 2017-06-28
Britax Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seats – carry handle reinforcement 2016-01-21
Britax Britax ClickTight Convertibles – harness adjuster button recall 2015-08-13
Britax Britax harness/booster restraint systems – missing aircraft installation instructions 2013-12-24
Britax Britax convertible infant/child car seats – replacement of HUGSTM chest pads 2012-11-06
Britax Britax Chaperone infant seat harness adjuster (A-Loc) detachment 2012-02-04
Britax Britax infant/child restraint system – incorrect French language labels and national safety mark 2010-11-09
Britax Britax Chaperone infant restraint – chest clip breakage 2010-11-03
Britax Britax Frontier XT child/booster seat 2010-04-01
Britax Britax Frontier child/booster restraint system – possible harness detachment 2008-12-15
Britax Britax Diplomat infant/child restraint system – incorrect French language instructions 2008-11-05
Canadian Tire Canadian Tire Apramo and Kukuxumusu booster seats – non-compliance with stiffness and flammability requirements 2016-01-22
Canadian Tire Sparco No-Back booster seat – non-compliance with flammability requirements 2015-10-30
Chicco Chicco KeyFit 30 infant car seat – non-compliance to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 2018-08-10
Clek Inc. Clek Oobr booster seats – non-compliance with flammability requirements 2018-08-31
Clek Inc. Clek Foonf convertible car seat – non-compliance to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 2017-02-03
Diono Diono Cambria, Hip and Jet booster seats – non-compliance with flammability requirements 2017-05-17
Diono Diono booster beat (Little Tikes Brand) – non-compliance to quasi-static compression test 2016-07-27
Diono Diono Cambria booster seat – non-compliance with flammability requirements 2015-10-29
Diono Little Tikes booster seat – incorrect labelling 2014-07-22
Diono Diono Radian restraint systems – missing memory foam 2014-04-29
Diono Diono Radian R100 – incorrect weight on French label 2012-12-10
Dorel (Cosco, Eddie Bauer Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Safety 1st) Dorel Distribution Canada – Enspira, Guide, Cruise, XRS car seat shell cracking 2013-07-03
Dorel (Cosco, Eddie Bauer Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Safety 1st) Dorel Safety 1st Onside Air LX 2012-05-07
Dorel (Cosco, Eddie Bauer Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Safety 1st) Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st, Maxi-Cosi and Schwinn products harness slippage 2011-02-14
Dorel (Cosco, Eddie Bauer Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Safety 1st) Maxi-Cosi Mico infant seat base release handle 2010-02-05
Dorel (Cosco, Eddie Bauer Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Safety 1st) Dorel Distribution Canada Designer 22 infant carrier – potential for handle separation 2009-12-18
Dorel (Cosco, Eddie Bauer Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Safety 1st) Cosco Scenera – incorrect English language label 2009-03-16
Dorel (Cosco, Eddie Bauer Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Safety 1st) Cosco and Eddie Bauer products harness slippage amendment 2009-01-28
Evenflo Evenflo Evolve 3-in-1 combination seats – replacement of the harness adjustment button 2016-09-26
Evenflo Evenflo Snugli & Embrace 35 – incorrect handle position on labelling 2015-08-12
Evenflo Evenflo Embrace 35 infant car seats – harness buckle replacement 2014-10-31
Evenflo Evenflo child car seats – harness buckle replacement 2014-05-01
Evenflo Evenflo Company, Inc. – Secure Kid 400 incorrect French label 2013-08-07
Evenflo Evenflo Big Kid AMP – incorrect height and weight label 2012-08-17
Evenflo Evenflo Eurotrek travel systems 2012-02-08
Evenflo Evenflo Maestro child/booster restraint – cracking 2010-10-25
Graco Graco My Ride 65 car seat – non-compliance with webbing requirements 2017-05-25
Graco Graco TurboBooster booster seats – revised instruction manual 2016-06-10
Graco Graco Snugride 22 Classic Connect – non-compliance to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 2015-05-14
Graco Graco Snugride 22, Snugride 30, Snugride 35, Aprica – buckle replacement 2014-07-11
Graco Graco Nautilus and MyRide 65 car seats – buckle replacement 2014-03-14
Graco Graco Nautilus – incorrect national safety mark label 2009-04-14
Graco Graco SnugRide infant restraint system – seat pad replacement 2007-12-14
Graco Graco ComfortSport infant/child restraint system – UAS belt routing 2007-12-14
Harmony Harmony Big Boost Deluxe Booster Seat – Non-compliance to chest acceleration 2019-08-30
Harmony Harmony Juvenile Products – V7 structural failure 2013-05-24
Harmony Harmony Juvenile Products – V7 non-compliant lower connector system 2013-05-24
Harmony Harmony Juvenile Products V7 – missing aircraft installation instructions 2012-04-23
KidsEmbrace KidsEmbrace Friendship Series combination booster – lower connector system fitment 2016-08-05
KidsEmbrace KidsEmbrace Cinderella combination booster – incorrect minimum weight on booster label 2016-01-04
Learning Curve Brands Inc. Learning Curve recalls VIA I470C model child restraints with various brand names 2014-12-19
Learning Curve Brands Inc. True Fit infant/child restraint – incorrect French language label 2008-07-03
Orbit Baby Inc. Orbit Baby G3 infant car seat – non-compliance to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 2017-01-27
Orbit Baby Inc. Orbit Baby Car Seat Base G2 – StrongArmTM knob repair 2013-11-01
Orbit Baby Inc. Orbit Baby infant seat – national safety mark label 2010-08-16
RECARO Child Safety, LLC RECARO Performance Ride convertible car seat – non-compliance to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 2016-09-23
RECARO Child Safety, LLC RECARO Performance RIDE – missing date of manufacture 2015-11-25
Sunshine Kids Sunshine Kids Monterey – incorrect NSM 2012-04-23
Sunshine Kids Monterey booster cushion – incorrect English language warning label and missing date of manufacture information 2008-10-07
Sunshine Kids Sunshine Kids Radian infant/child restraint system – SafeStop load-limiting device 2007-05-18
TEAMTEX (5514 KM) UPPAbaby MESA – incorrect handle position on labelling 2018-02-21
TEAMTEX (5514 KM) Fisher-Price Safe Voyage Grow-With-Me – non-compliance with flammability requirements 2014-11-06
TEAMTEX (5514 KM) Barbie, Ferrari, Fisher-Price, and Hot Wheels booster seats – minimum height discrepancy 2014-10-03
TEAMTEX (5514 KM) Fisher Price Safe Voyage Grow-with-Me – structural failure 2014-04-24
Volvo Volvo integrated booster cushions 2006-02-28

Notices about specific child car seat models

Manufacturer Subject Publication date

Baby Trend

Baby Trend infant car seats warning labels

2010-09-13

Britax

Britax base joint connectors

2012-01-04

Britax

Britax Roundabout infant/child seat – English instructions

2007-08-13

Britax

Britax Marathon infant/child seat – French instructions

2007-05-01

Dorel (Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Safety 1st)

Translation error in Safety 1st Enspira infant/child/booster seat manual

2009-11-12

Dorel (Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Safety 1st)

Designer 22 infant seat – potential separation from base

2009-08-05

Dorel (Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Maxi-Cosi, Quinny and Safety 1st)

Designer 22 infant car seat installation using base and UAS belt

2007-06-29

Evenflo

Evenflo Symphony, Snugli All-in-One, Momentum, SureRide and Titan 65 – replacement of the central front adjuster retaining screw

2016-05-13

Evenflo

Evenflo Triumph Advance child restraint systems – English and French language labels

2008-12-23

Evenflo

Expiry dates for Evenflo products

2007-01-10

Fisher Price

Fisher Price Safe Voyage 3-in-1 – harness position clarification

2014-03-31

Harmony

Harmony Optyma 3-in-1 Deluxe car seats – product update

2018-07-10

Peg Perego

Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP carrying handle location

2010-11-03

Peg Perego

Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP instructions

2007-05-23

Peg Perego

Peg Perego Primo Viaggio instructions

2007-05-23

Sparco

Sparco booster seat – missing expiry date and incorrect phone number

2013-04-16

TEAMTEX (5514 KM)

Ferrari Befix high back booster seats – shoulder belt guide routing instruction revisions

2016-11-15

The First Year

The First Years Pathway – incorrect minimum weight on packaging

2012-05-04

General notices for safe use of child car seats and booster seats

Subject Publication date

Reminder: It's Important to Properly Install Child Car Seats

2016-11-08

Child Car Seat Cross Border Shopping – What Parents and Caregivers Should Know

2012-04-24

How long are child car seats and booster seats safe?

Updated 2018-02-11

Third Party Aftermarket Products for Children's Restraint Systems

2004-04-07

Infant Car Seats Are Not Cribs

2002-09-04

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