MONTREAL, Aug. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - On August 22, 2007, GRACO Children's
Products Inc. announced a Safety Advisory for the ComfortSport 5-point harness
convertible car seat. On one model of the ComfortSport car seats manufactured
in Ohio for the Canadian market, comprising of 1,000 car seats in total, from
January 2, 2007 through July 31, 2007, the Universal Anchorage System (UAS)
belt may have been misrouted during the assembly process. No injuries have
been reported related to this issue.
This Safety Advisory may affect ComfortSport car seats with the following
model number: 8C03WCFCA. The model number and date of manufacture can be found
on the label on the back of the car seat. These seats were sold from January
2007 through August 2007. These seats were sold in mass merchandisers,
specialty retailers and department stores from January 2007 through
August 2007. The total number of seats sold in Canada was 846.
Elfe Juvenile Products will mail, to all known ComfortSport owners with a
seat manufactured between January 2, 2007 and July 31, 2007, instructions to
correct this misrouting. In addition, Elfe Juvenile Products will email these
instructions to those consumers who provided their email address to Elfe
Juvenile Products. Consumers who own but have not registered their
ComfortSport car seat should call 1-800-667-8184 Monday-Friday between 8.30 AM
& 5.45 PM EST or visit www.graco.net 24 hours a day to determine whether their
ComfortSport car seat may be affected and to obtain instructions on how to
correctly route the UAS belt. When calling Elfe Juvenile Products, consumers
should have the model number and date of manufacture of the car seat readily
Consumers should not use the seat in the rear-facing position with UAS
until the belt routing has been inspected and, if necessary, corrected. The
vehicle seatbelt can be used instead of UAS belt in the meantime. However,
consumers who have rerouted their UAS belt according to the instruction manual
for use in the forward-facing mode are not affected by this Safety Advisory.
For further information:
For further information: media inquiries should be directed to: Ivan T.
Bern, (514) 344-3533