OTTAWA, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Dorel Distribution Canada and Transport
Canada are informing the public of a potential safety concern with
respect to Enspira, Guide, Cruise, and XRS child car seats. A total of
26,558 units manufactured between February 2, 2012 and November 8, 2012
are potentially affected.
These models are:
22410CAUA Safety 1st Enspira 65
22742CLKW Eddie Bauer Enspira 65
22660CTRN Safety 1st Guide 65
22660CZIG Safety 1st Guide 65
22701CAPH Eddie Bauer XRS 65
22761CAGS Safety 1st Cruise Air 65
22762CAZX Safety 1st Cruise Air LX 65
22762CAUC Safety 1st Cruise Air LX 65
Issue and Safety Risk: There is a potential safety-related defect with the car seat shell of
the affected models. One side of the shell cracked during certain
voluntary crash tests that Dorel performed, using a 3-year-old test
dummy in a rear-facing position.
A crack like this could allow part of the restraint system seat back to
recline more than the maximum angle allowed by the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations during a severe crash.
It is important to note that:
Dorel did not observe cracks during any forward-facing seat orientation
tests or with any smaller, lighter test dummies in rear-facing tests.
There have been no field reports from consumers or other parties of
shell cracking during actual usage.
Enspira 65 only:
This crack exposes sharp edges, which could injure a child occupant or
caregiver. The Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations do not allow restraint systems and booster seats to have exposed sharp
edges and/or protruding surfaces after a crash test.
Company Action and Consumer Recourse: Transport Canada and Dorel Distribution Canada have actively
investigated these test results.
send an Owner Notification Letter to all registered users, as well as to
those who have contacted Dorel stating that they possess an affected
unit. This letter will explain how to obtain a free shell repair kit.
The repair kit consists of a shell with French and English instructions
on how to replace the existing shell.
post French and English "how to" replace the shell videos on their
website for further clarity.
Consumers should visit the Dorel Juvenile Group website at http://recall.djgusa.com/services/productrecall/canadarecalls.html to verify if their model is included in this recall.
If your model could potentially be affected, order a free shell repair
kit. To do this you may:
call Dorel's dedicated Toll free Customer Service Hotline at 1 (877)
416-9335, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
In the interest of safety, Transport Canada and Dorel Distribution
Canada feel it is important that you obtain and use the free shell
repair kit as soon as possible. This structural problem may affect the overall safety of your
restraint system in case of a crash.
A public notice was issued by Transport Canada on July 3, 2013, and
further information on the pertinent Dorel Distribution Canada car
seats can be found on Transport Canada's website at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safedrivers-childsafety-notices-2013p03-1384.html.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Transport Canada, Ottawa