Media Advisory - Important Safety Information Learning Curves Brand, Inc. True Fit Child Restraint System: Incorrect French Language Label



    OTTAWA, July 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Transport Canada is advising the public of
an error on a French language label on the side of the True Fit infant child
seat. The pictogram portion of the label incorrectly identifies the weights
for the rear- and forward-facing usage modes. The correct weight ranges are on
the English language label as well as in the bilingual instruction manual.
    This notice affects 1,921 units of the following model, manufactured
between March 31, 2008 and April 5, 2008: True Fit C630C.
    Safety Risk: Use of the restraint system is not affected when the correct
weight ranges, as identified on the English language label and in the
bilingual instruction manual, are followed.
    Consumer Action and Recourse: All registered and non-registered consumers
who contact Learning Curve Brands, Inc. at their toll free number
(1-888-899-2229) will receive, free of charge, a repair kit with a new label
and instructions on how to install the label.
    Until the French language label can be replaced, the restraint system can
be used in accordance with the English language label and the instruction
manual. The affected restraint systems should not be returned to the retailer.
    Background and Company Action: Transport Canada received an email from a
certified Children's Restraint System Technician that the weight ranges were
reversed on the pictogram portion of the French label.
    The correct weight ranges on the French language label should read:
rear-facing mode from 2.3 to 10 kg (5 to 22 pounds); forward-facing mode from
10.5 to 29 kg (23 to 65 pounds).
    Transport Canada informed Learning Curves Brands, Inc. of the error
immediately. The company stopped shipment of the product into Canada and had
retail outlets stop sales until new labels could be printed.
    The company has reprinted the affected label and has identified the new
label with a green dot in the bottom right corner. The carton and the
registration card will also be marked with a green check label to indicate
that the recall has been performed.
    Transport Canada posted a public notice on its web site on July 3, 2008.
Further information on the affected Learning Curves Brand, Inc. True Fit car
seat is available at:
    www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/childsafety/notices/tp14566P/2008p04/menu.htm




For further information:

For further information: Media requiring more information: Media
Relations, Transport Canada, (613) 993-0055


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