Media Advisory - Important Safety Information on Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Safety 1st car seats



    OTTAWA, Aug. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Transport Canada is advising the public
that when in forward-facing mode, the harness system that holds the child into
the seat can loosen on the Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Safety 1st 3 in 1 car seats.
This creates slack in the harness system, which reduces the effectiveness of
the child seat in the event of a vehicle collision and could create excessive
movement of the child's body and head, which could lead to serious injury.

    This recall will affect 314,433 units. The following models (dates of
manufacture: November 1, 2003 to December 31, 2005) are affected:

    
    - Cosco Alpha Omega: 22C15BNP, 22C15CRK, 22C15ROR, 22C15TUX, 22C26BNG,
      22C26GRH
    - Cosco Alpha Omega Elite: 22C51HMR, 22C51TRP, 22155CSPH
    - Eddie Bauer 3 in 1: 22C75AFD, 22C75ARD, 22C75EBN, 22C75MPB, 22C76SHL
    - Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1: 22C71BGL, 22C71BLD, 22C71MAC, 22756CLRS,
      22756CBAL, 22757CMRC, 22757CLKM
    - Safety 1st Enspira: 22C50TWL, 22C50WFD
    - Safety 1st Intera: 22C46BDF, 22C46BDN, 22C46BKY, 22C46GEO
    

    Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. and Dorel Distribution Canada have completed
an intensive research program to develop an engineering solution. Part of this
effort involves a change of supplier for the centre front adjuster. The new
centre front adjuster does not allow for harness slippage. The fix offered by
the company is a knit adjuster strap, instead of a woven strap, which will
eliminate any slippage.
    Consumers who have completed and returned their registration card will
receive notice by mail. Those who have not sent in the registration card
should contact Dorel Distribution Canada at the toll free number
(1-800-219-0540) or via email at aopublicnotice@djgusa.com.
    Until the replacement adjuster strap is received, Dorel Distribution
Canada recommends the continued use of the product. Consumers should not
return the affected units to a retailer.
    A Public Notice was issued by Transport Canada on August 31, 2007, and
further information on the Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Safety 1st car seat harness
slippage can be found on Transport Canada's website at:
    www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/childsafety/notices/tp14566P/2007p05/menu.htm




For further information:

For further information: Jessie Chauhan, Transport Canada, (613)
993-0055


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