Wednesday, February 16, 2011

800,000 car seats recalled. If you have a child, check this!

Dorel Juvenile Group has announced a recall of about 800,000 Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st brand infant car seats, convertible car seats, and booster seats, which were sold both individually and with a stroller.
The recalled car seats and booster seats have a problem with the harness. The harness lock and release button does not always return to the locked position. If the harness is not in the locked position it can allow the harness adjustment strap to slip back through the center front adjuster (CFA) as a child moves around in the car seat or booster seat, resulting in a loose harness. In the event of a car crash, the child may not be adequately protected and is at an increased risk of injury.

The Dorel car seats and booster seats included in this recall were manufactured between May 2008 and April 2009. The affected safety seats are:
  • Infant child restraints Mico and OnBoard
  • Convertible child restraints Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Enspira, Priori, Prospect, and Vantage.
The model numbers of the recalled car seats and booster seats begin with the following numbers:
22077, 22078, 22148, 22149, 22150, 22152, 22154, 22155, 22158, 22159, 22172, 22177, 22178, 22185, 22188, 22195, 22356, 22371, 22372, 22412, 22439, 22452, 22453, 22456, 22458, 22459, 22462, 22465, 22469, 22476, 22486, 22546, 22547, 22553, 22554, 22561, 22564, 22567, 22574, 22580, 22657, 22740, 22741, 22755, 22758, 22759, 22790, 22799, 22880, 22560, 22346, 17439, 22449, 22475, and IC072.

What you can do:
  • If you registered your child's car seat, you will receive a free remedy kit consisting of a small tube of non-toxic, food-grade lubricant to be applied to the center front adjuster (CFA) to prevent sticking and allow it to properly engage the CFA strap. Instructions on how to apply the lubricant will be provided, along with a label to indicate that the car seat has been repaired.
  • If you haven't registered your child's car seat, contact Dorel Juvenile Group at (866) 623-3139 or e-mail the company at You will need the entire model number of your child's car seat or booster seat when you contact DJG.
  • For more information, call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit the NHTSA website to search for this recall.
  • Click here to register your child's car seat for safety alerts.


  1. Good info. I really wish they would get all these fixed before they actually sell the actual product.

    Thanks for the info again.

  2. wow thats such a terrible thing to mess up. reminds me of the toyota issue