Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc., is recalling certain Cybex models Aton, Aton Q, Aton M, Aton 2, and Cloud Q rear-facing infant car seats. The design of the webbing for the central seat belt adjuster allows it to fray, which can reduce the strength of the seat belt.
Because of that, these infant seats fail to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 213, "Child Restraint Systems" and 209, "Seatbelt Assemblies." An infant seat belt with insufficient strength may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall potentially covers 31,080 car seats.
CTP/CYBEX will mail owners a replacement central seat belt adjuster strap assembly and installation instructions, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by March 13, 2023. Owners may contact CTP's customer service at 1-877-242-5676.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.