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447,000 Dorel Infant Seat Carriers Recalled

Posted by Jane Akre
Monday, December 21, 2009 6:56 PM EST
Category: Protecting Your Family
Tags: Child Seat, Recall, NHTSA, CPSC, Dorel

Dorel infant seat/carrier has a handle that can break from the seat, causing injury to an infant and is in the midst of a nationwide recall.

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IMAGE SOURCE: CPSC Web site/ image of Dorel recalled infant carrier

At least three infants have been injured by the Dorel baby carrier, now in the midst of a government recall of 447,000 of the infant car seat/carriers.

In a joint federal agency recall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a statement saying that they have received 77 reports of the handle of the child seat falling off or partially falling off.

The manufacturer, Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Indiana, is working in cooperation with the government to remove the product from shelves nationwide.

“The problem with the unit is the carrying handle,” said Rick Leckner, a Dorel spokesman. “There’s a bolt on either side and one can come loose. If the child is not harnessed in, the child can fall out.”

In one case, a child did fall out and received a head injury.

The car seat actually has a dual purpose, to be used not only as a car seat but as a stroller when additional equipment called Travel Systems, is purchased to convert it.

The manufacturer stresses that the only problem is with the handle, it still functions as intended as a car seat.

The brand names include Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney brand infantcar seat and carrier. They were sold nationwide and made from January 6, 2008 through April 6, 2009. The seats cost between $120 and $220, reports CNN, and were made in China.

Dorel was the subject of another infant seat recall last July because the infant carrier did not adequately secure to the base.

Four years ago, the Dorel had a recall for a different problem. The rear-facing infant child safety seats would loosen after the child was buckled in.

Consumers can find the date of manufacturer on a label on the side of the seat/carrier. Consumers should not use the handle of the seat/carrier until a repair kit has been installed. Dorel Juvenile Group will provide a free repair kit.

As is the case with many recalled products, many continue to exist on the resale market, so be sure to check the CPSC recall list before purchasing a second hand child item.

The following is a complete list of recalled items:

Child Restraint Model#

Product Description

Safety 1st

22-057 DBY

Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System

22-085 DWA

Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System

22-057 CLN

Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System

22-057 HRT

Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System

22-322 HRR

Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System

22-322 PTK

Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System

22-057 LPH

Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System

22-085 LYN

Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System

22-322 KDL

Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System

22-322 LXI

Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System

22-322OLY

Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System

22-322PRS

Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System

22-322 MAI

Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System

22-325 COB

Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System

22-095 RBK

Safety 1st Eurostar Travel System

22-380 LGA

Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System

22-380 MSA

Safety 1st Lite Wave Travel System

22-627 WAV

Safety 1st Vector Travel System

22-325 PAC

Safety 1st Vector Travel System

Cosco

22-300 FZN

Cosco Sprint Travel System

22-300 OSF

Cosco Sprint Travel System

22-300 CSF

Cosco Sprint Travel System

22-300 JJV

Cosco Sprint Travel System

22-300 THD

Cosco Sprint Travel System

22-300 TWD

Cosco Sprint Travel System

Disney

22-627 AWF

Disney Propack Travel System

22-355 LBF

Disney Propack Travel System

22-305 NAB

Disney Propack Travel System

22-305 PPH

Disney Propack Travel System

22-355 PWK

Disney Propack Travel System

Eddie Bauer

22-627 CGT

Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System

22-627 FRK

Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System

22-627 SNW

Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System

22-627 WPR

Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System

22-627KGS

Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System

22-655BYTE

Eddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System

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2 Comments

Anonymous User
Posted by faith
Monday, December 21, 2009 10:28 PM EST

well i bought this carseat a while back and if i take it back can i get my money back i cant afford another one its yalls mistake not mine

Posted by Jane Akre
Monday, December 21, 2009 11:21 PM EST

Faith-

Try the store and see if they will trade it out. They should if you tell them you know about the recall. YOu can call the 800 number in our Learn More box and see what they will do for you... again tell them what you've learned. Lastly, get the fix kit from Doral and make sure both handles are secured at all times before you use the seat! Good luck.

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