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Dorel Juvenile Group Child Seat Recalled


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NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 02C053

Synopsis:

These Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) child restraint systems, manufactured from March 15 to August 1, 2002 with 6 panel Wellington webbing harnesses, fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Child Restraint Brand Name / Model or Model No.:       Production Dates:  
    COSCO / HI BACK 02442CNG      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / HI BACK 02442DNP      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / HI BACK 02442JUB      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / HI BACK 02443PRI      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / HI BACK 02448BNG      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / HI BACK 02848BNG      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / HI BACK 93443PRI      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / HI BACK 93514FSM      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / TOURIVA 02514FSM      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / TOURIVA 02519OXF      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / TOURIVA 02524AAR      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / TOURIVA 22100TTD      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / TOURIVA 93446FSM      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 
    COSCO / TOURIVA 93504BHO      MAR 15, 2002 - AUG 01, 2002 

The UV stabilizer used in the webbing may not adequately protect it from deterioration by ultraviolet rays. If the webbing is exposed to significant amounts of sunlight, it could degrade. If the webbing strength degrades more than allowed by the standard it may not provide sufficient protection to a child in a crash, causing an increased risk of injury to the child.

DJG's petition for relief from remedy based on its belief that the noncompliance was inconsequential to motor vehicle safety was denied by NHTSA on January 5, 2010. Accordingly, DJG will conduct a safety recall campaign. It will notify registered owners and provide free replacement kits for the harnesses along with repair instructions.

The safety recall is expected to begin on or about February 2, 2010. Owners may call DJG toll-free at 1-866-690-2539.

For more information for this particular recall, please go to 02C053