40 Models of Brand Name Infant Car Seat Carriers Recalled
About 447,000 baby car seat carriers are being recalled after reports of the child restraint handle coming loose. The recall was announced Friday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Dorel Juvenile Group Inc.
Dorel Juvenile Group Inc, of Columbus, Indiana, has received 77 reports of the child restraint handle full or partially coming off the products. The bolts that attach the handle to the seat can loosen, causing the handle to separate from the base.
There have been at least three injuries to babies, including a head injury.
The car seat is safe for use in a vehicle because it meets federal safety standards otherwise.
The recall involves 40 different models of infant car seat carriers. They were sold as a part of a travel system at department and juvenile product stores nationwide from January 2008 through December 2009. The accompanying stroller is not part of the recall.
Brands recalled include Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System, Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System, Safety 1st Explorer Travel System, Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System, Safety 1st Vector Travel System, Cosco Sprint Travel System, Disney Propack Travel System, Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System, and Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System. The specific model numbers of recalled carriers can be found at the company website at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice.
Consumers should immediately stop using the seat’s carrying handle until a repair kit that includes new bolts has been installed. The kit can be ordered without cost by contacting Dorel at 866-762-3316 between 8 am and 5 pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday or through the company website.
To report an injury in conjunction with this recalled product, contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx