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Combi BabyRide Infant Car Seats recalled

The child seat webbing may not restrain the child adequately

Combi USA is recalling 13,880 Combi BabyRide Infant Car Seats, model 378099 with dates of manufacture of 5/1/2016 thru 8/31/2019.

The 1-inch-wide webbing strap used in the center front adjuster to adjust the shoulder harness straps fail the minimum initial breaking strength requirements, and -- in certain circumstances -- may not adequately restrain a child in a crash.

An inadequately restrained child has an increased risk of injury in a crash.

The remedy for this recall i...

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    Dorel China America recalls Babidéal Storm Booster Car Seats

    The label may not have the required safety warnings and instructions

    Dorel China America (DCA) is recalling 28,800 Babidéal Storm Booster Car Seats, model BC901BPXL, sold exclusively at Family Dollar Stores.

    The label attached to the fabric cover may not have the required safety warnings and instructions.

    Without the safety warnings and instructions, caregivers may not know the risks or how to use the child seat properly, increasing the risk of an injury in the event of a crash.

    What to do

    DCA will notify the registered owners, and will provide a replacement fabric cover that has a compliant warning label in place, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin December 9, 2019. Owners may contact DCA customer service at (877) 657-9546 or text (812) 373-6673.

    Dorel China America (DCA) is recalling 28,800 Babidéal Storm Booster Car Seats, model BC901BPXL, sold exclusively at Family Dollar Stores.The label att...
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    WAYB Pico child restraints recalled

    The headrest's aluminum tubular frame can break

    WAYB is recalling 4,558 WAYB Pico child restraints manufactured between March 1, 2019, and May 12, 2019.

    The headrest's aluminum tubular frame can break allowing the headrest to detach, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

    What to do

    The manufacturer is still developing a plan to replace the headrests on the recalled seats.

    The recall is expected to begin September 30, 2019.

    Owners may contact WAYB customer service at (888) 924-9292.

    WAYB is recalling 4,558 WAYB Pico child restraints manufactured between March 1, 2019, and May 12, 2019.The headrest's aluminum tubular frame can break...
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    Harmony recalls Big Boost Deluxe booster seats

    The seat belt may cause excessive force to be applied to the restrained child's chest

    Harmony Juvenile Products is recalling 148,165 Harmony Big Boost Deluxe booster seats.

    In the event of a crash, the seat belt may cause excessive force to be applied to the restrained child's chest, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    The remedy for this recall is still under development.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Harmony customer service at 1-877-306-1001.

    Harmony Juvenile Products is recalling 148,165 Harmony Big Boost Deluxe booster seats.In the event of a crash, the seat belt may cause excessive force...
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    Combi recalls Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints

    Improper installation may increase the risk of injury

    Combi USA is recalling 39,395 Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints, model number 8220, manufactured January 1, 2009, to June 29, 2016.

    When the car seat is installed in a forward facing position and secured with only the vehicle’s lap belt, excessive force may be transmitted to the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. As such, these child seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

    In the event of a crash, the seat occupant is at an increased risk of injury.

    This recall does not affect the use of the Coccoro child restraint when it is installed in a rearward-facing position.

    What to do

    Combi will notify owners, and provide them with a cover to be added to the bottom of the seat, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin in July 2016.

    Owners may contact Combi customer service at 1-888-232-3294, or by going to http://registration.combiusa.com/recall. Combi's number for this recall is 610.  

    Combi USA is recalling 39,395 Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints, model number 8220, manufactured January 1, 2009, to June 29, 2016. When the car...
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    OXO recalls Nest booster seats

    The restraint straps may separate from the seat

    OXO of El Paso, Texas, is recalling about 25,000 Nest booster seats in the U.S. and Canada.

    The stitching on the restraint straps can loosen which allows the straps to separate from the seat, posing a fall hazard to children.

    The firm has received 5 reports of the stitching coming undone releasing the straps following a child pulling on the strap or an adult tightening the straps. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves the Nest booster seat sold in green (model 6367200), pink (model 6367300), taupe (model 6367500) and orange (model 6367400) with a white base. A sticker affixed to the underside of the seat reads “Nest Booster Seat” with the model number and manufacture date. The manufacture date code represents the month and year in MMYY format and recalled units have the code: 0714, 0814, 0914, 1014, 1114 or 1214.

    The formed plastic seats are about 13 inches wide, by 14 inches tall, by 12 inches deep and have a grey 3-point child restraint strap system. The OXO logo is embossed on the restraint system’s buckle.

    The booster seats, manufactured in China, were sold at Buybuy Baby, Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us and independent specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from September 2014, through April 2015, for about $55.

    Consumers should immediately stop using the Nest booster seats and contact OXO for a free repair kit with redesigned safety straps and installation instructions.

    Consumers may contact OXO at (800) 545-4411 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by email at info@oxo.com.

    OXO of El Paso, Texas, is recalling about 25,000 Nest booster seats in the U.S. and Canada. The stitching on the restraint straps can loosen which allows ...
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    Evenflo recalls Embrace 35 infant child restraints

    The harness buckle can become difficult to unlatch

    Evenflo Company is recalling 202,346 Embrace 35 two-piece, rear-facing infant child restraints equipped with an AmSafe QT1 buckle.

    The affected model numbers include:

    • 30711365,
    • 31511040,
    • 31511323,
    • 31511400,
    • 3151198,
    • 3151953,
    • 31521138,
    • 46811205,
    • 46811237,
    • 48111200,
    • 48111215,
    • 48111215A,
    • 48111218,
    • 48111234,
    • 48111235,
    • 48111235A,
    • 48111462,
    • 48411391,
    • 48411391D,
    • 48411392,
    • 48411504,
    • 48411504D,
    • 52911307A,
    • 52921040,
    • 55311138,
    • 55311238, and
    • 55311292.

    The restraints were manufactured at various times from December 2011, through May 2013.

    Over time, use of the seat can make the harness buckle difficult to unlatch. A buckle that does not release easily, or possibly at all, may make it difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire or other emergency in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.

    Evenflo will notify registered owners and provide a remedy kit, including a replacement buckle and instructions for easy consumer removal of the AmSafe buckle and installation of the newly-designed replacement buckle. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, October 22, 2014.

    Owners may contact Evenflo's toll-free number at 1-800-490-7591.

    Evenflo Company is recalling 202,346 Embrace 35 two-piece, rear-facing infant child restraints equipped with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. The affected model num...
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    Graco recalls 1.9 million rear-facing child restraints

    A defect in the restraint makes it difficult to unlatch the harness buckle

    Graco Children's Products recalling 1.910,000 rear-facing child restraints manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013.

    The models subject to recall include:

    • SnugRide
    • SnugRide Classic Connect (including Classic Connect 30 and 35)
    • SnugRide 30
    • SnugRide 35
    • SnugRide Click Connect 40
    • Aprica A30.

    The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button.

    It may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency, in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.

    Graco will replace the buckle with a new design, free of charge. The recall began on August 5, 2014. Owners may contact Graco at 1-877-766-7470 or by email at consumerservices@gracobaby.com.  

    Graco Children's Products recalling 1.910,000 rear-facing child restraints manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013. The models subject to recall inclu...
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    Tools and campaign to increase car seat safety unveiled

    We’ve got tips to help you find the right seat for your child

    Not sure which car seat to use for your child?  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may have what you need.

    The agency is launching a new Car Seat Finder Tool, adding the ability to look up car seat recalls on its mobile app, and reminding parents and caregivers to register their child's car seat through its new campaign – “Don't Delay. Register Your Car Seat Today.”

    A child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash every 34 seconds and more than a third of children killed in crashes were not in car seats or wearing seat belts. NHTSA's new Car Seat Finder Tool is designed to help parents select the right car seat or booster seat for their child, while the campaign is a reminder of the importance of registering car seats to receive important safety recall notifications.

    “Safety is our highest priority, and our new tool and registration campaign are two more ways we're working to protect our most vulnerable passengers -- our children,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Parents and caregivers are the first line of defense by ensuring they are selecting the right car seat, registering it, and using it correctly for every trip.”

    Millions recalled

    In 2014, NHTSA pushed manufacturers to recall seats with defective buckles to ensure owners received a replacement buckle at no cost. That led to the recall of more than 7.4 million car seats and yet -- on average -- only 40% of people get their car seat fixed, compared with an average of 75% for light vehicles, for which registration is required by law.

    The NHTSA campaign urges caregivers to register their car seat so manufacturers know how to notify them of a recall and how to receive the free fix. The agency’s Parent Central site allows parents and caregivers to select their manufacturer or brand of car seat and directly links them to the manufacturer's registration page. In addition, the agency encourages people to utilize the updated SaferCar app which now allows users to search for car seat recalls, in addition to vehicle and tire recalls. The app also provides information on where people can go for help in installing their car seats.

    “Regardless of age or the length of the trip, children should always be properly restrained in a car seat, booster or seat belt that is installed correctly and free from safety defects,” said NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman. “The first step for a parent is finding the right seat and our new Car Seat Finder Tool helps sort through the numerous options in car seats to ensure they're making the best choices for their child passengers.”

    What to do

    NHTSA offers parents and caregivers the following safety tips:

    • Utilize NHTSA's Car Seat Finder Tool to determine the right seat for your child based on age and size;

    • Read the instructions and labels that come with your child's car seat and read the vehicle owner's manual for important information on installing the seat in your particular vehicle;

    • Register your child's car seat with the manufacturer to ensure you receive important safety recall notifications;

    • If your child's car seat is subject to a recall, follow contact the manufacturer and follow their guidance to receive a free fix for your seat;

    • Go to your local car seat inspection station to have your seat checked by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician;

    • Use the lower anchors and tethers for child restraint systems or seat belt to install your car seat and use the top tether to secure forward-facing car seats;

    • Be sure all children under 13 years are seated and properly restrained in the back seat; and

    • Always wear your seat belt to set a good example. Unbuckled drivers are more likely to have unrestrained children in the car.

    Not sure which car seat to use for your child? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may have what you need. The agency is launching...
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    Recaro recalls child restraints

    The child's head may move excessively, increasing the risk of injury

    Recaro Child Safety is recalling 39,181 Recaro ProSport model 385 child restraints, manufactured from June 16, 2010, through January 31, 2013.

    When the affected child seats are installed with the LATCH lower anchors only (without the top tether), the child's head can move excessively, increasing the risk of injury. In the event of a crash, the child restraint could fail to protect the child from contacting interior surfaces of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

    Recaro will notify registered owners and will provide, at no cost, a label to affix over the existing information label and a complete set of new instructions informing owners to discontinue use of the LATCH system when the weight of the child reaches 40 pounds. The campaign is expected to begin during August 2014.

    Owners may contact Recaro at 1-888-973-2276.

    Recaro Child Safety is recalling 39,181 Recaro ProSport model 385 child restraints, manufactured from June 16, 2010, through January 31, 2013. When the a...
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    Baby Trend recalls child restraints

    A defect makes it difficult to unlatch the harness buckle

    Baby Trend, Inc. is recalling 16,655 model year 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 child restraints, models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean), manufactured between October 2011, and July 2013.

    A defect makes it difficult to unlatch the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button.

    This could make it hard to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.

    Baby Trend will notify registered owners and will provide replacement buckles when they become available. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule or buckle availability schedule.

    Owners may contact Baby Trend at 1-800-328-7363.  

    Baby Trend, Inc. is recalling 16,655 model year 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 child restraints, models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean), ma...
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