447,000 Dorel Infant Car Seat/Carriers RECALLED

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in cooperation with Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc, today announced a recall of about 447,000 Dorel Infant Car Seat/Carriers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

When used as an infant carrier, the child restraint handle to the seat can loosen and come off, posing a fall hazard to infants.Dorel has received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the car seat/carrier resulting in at least three injuries to infants including bumps, bruises and a head injury.

This recall involves Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney branded infant car seat/carriers with the following model numbers and that were manufactured from January 6, 2008 through April 6, 2009. The model number and manufacture date are located on a label on the side of the car seat/carrier. They were sold with Travel Systems. The stroller portion of the travel system is not affected by this recall.

Child Restraint Model#Product Description
Safety 1st
22-057 DBYSafety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-085 DWASafety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 CLNSafety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 HRTSafety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 HRRSafety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 PTKSafety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-057 LPHSafety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-085 LYNSafety 1st Sojourn Travel System
22-322 KDLSafety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322 LXISafety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322OLYSafety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322PRSSafety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-322 MAISafety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-325 COBSafety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-095 RBKSafety 1st Eurostar Travel System
22-380 LGASafety 1st Lite Wave Travel System
22-380 MSASafety 1st Lite Wave Travel System
22-627 WAVSafety 1st Vector Travel System
22-325 PACSafety 1st Vector Travel System
Cosco
22-300 FZNCosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 OSFCosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 CSFCosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 JJVCosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 THDCosco Sprint Travel System
22-300 TWDCosco Sprint Travel System
Disney
22-627 AWFDisney Propack Travel System
22-355 LBFDisney Propack Travel System
22-305 NABDisney Propack Travel System
22-305 PPHDisney Propack Travel System
22-355 PWKDisney Propack Travel System
Eddie Bauer
22-627 CGTEddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 FRKEddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 SNWEddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627 WPREddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System
22-627KGSEddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System
22-655BYTEEddie Bauer Endeavor Travel System

Sold at: Department and juvenile product stores nationwide from January 2008 through December 2009 for between $120 and $220.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should not use the handle of the car seat/carrier until the repair kit has been installed. The product can continue to be used as a car seat when properly installed in the vehicle. Contact Dorel Juvenile Group to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group at (866) 762-3316 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice

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Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina where she is having a blast designing and decorating her new home.

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