Sears Canada Advised by Dorel Distribution Canada of a Potential Safety Hazard relating to certain Eddie Bauer and Safety 1st Child Car Seats

    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. has been advised by Dorel
Distribution Canada of a potential safety hazard relating to certain Eddie
Bauer and Safety 1st child car seats. It has been discovered that there is a
potential risk for the car seat's centre-front adjuster strap to loosen during
use, which may reduce the effectiveness of the seat in the event of a motor
vehicle collision.
    Some of the affected products were sold at Sears Canada department
stores, through the Sears Canada catalogue, and online at between
June 2004 to September 2007. The list of affected model numbers and
corresponding Sears item numbers that were sold by Sears are as follows:

    Sears Item  Dorel Model
     Number      Number       Description                      Selling Price
    ----------  -----------   -----------                      -------------
    27391       22c76shl      Eddie Bauer Car Seat                   $199.99
    27393       22756clrs     Eddie Bauer LaurelHurst Car Seat       $229.99
    27392       22757cmrc     Eddie Bauer Mercer Elite Car Seat      $229.99
    27390       22757clkm     Eddie Bauer Lakemont Elite Car Seat    $229.99
    27398       22c50twl      Safety 1st Enspira car Seat            $149.99
    27382       22c46bdn      Safety 1st Intera Car Seat             $229.99
    27422       22c46geo      Safety 1st Intera Car Seat             $229.99

    Dorel Distribution Canada has received no reported incidents of injury to
    Customers are asked to contact Dorel Distribution Canada at
1-800-219-0540 anytime, or visit the firm's website at, or
e-mail to arrange for the delivery of a free repair
kit to replace the centre-front adjuster strap.
    Sears Canada will be posting signs in all of its department stores to
advise customers of this safety notice. Sears Canada is bringing this matter
to the public's attention in the interest of consumer safety and regrets any
inconvenience that may be experienced by our customers.

    Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 196 corporate
stores, 179 dealer stores, 61 home improvement showrooms, over 1,800 catalogue
merchandise pick-up locations, 106 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home
maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping
online at

For further information:

For further information: Katarina Kristanic, Sears Corporate
Communications, (416) 941-4424,

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