Dorel Juvenile has determined that certain child restraint systems manufactured from July 20, 2010 through May 18, 2011 do not fully comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.
A color coordinated ease of use label depicting the rear-facing mode instruction was positioned on the incorrect side of the base. The arrows on this label point towards the forward-facing belt path instead of the rear-facing belt path which could potentially cause confusion to the consumer.
Dorel Juvenile is issuing a safety recall for certain Safety 1st and Eddie Bauer brand child restraints manufactured from July 20, 2010 through May 18, 2011. There is a potential for the consumer to be misled or confused when installing the child restraint in the rear-facing mode.
We have received no complaints from consumers and just one comment from an interested party. Additionally there have been no incidents or injuries because of this labeling placement.
If you own one of the seats listed below, please call our Recall Hotline at 1-877-675-2355, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5:00PM EST or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The affected seats should not be returned to the retailer.
The models affected are manufactured from July 10, 2010 through May 18, 2011 and include Convertible child restraints Alpha Omega Elite, Deluxe 3 in 1, Complete Air LX and Complete Air SE.
Model No, CRS Description
22187ANL, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22187REM, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22187REMA, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22187SAR, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22187SARA, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22465FSM, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
22790CGT, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC033BMT, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
CC043ANK, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
CC043ANL, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
CC043AQS, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite
CC046AAI, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC046AAU, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC046CTA, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC046SNW, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC046WPR, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1
CC050AJH, Safety 1st Complete Air LX
CC050ANY, Safety 1st Complete Air LX
CC050ANZ, Safety 1st Complete Air LX
CC050AOQ, Safety 1st Complete Air LX
CC051AIR, Safety 1st Complete Air SE
Dorel Juvenile encourages parents to obtain their repair kit as soon as possible. Parents may continue to use the child restraint system as directed in their instruction manual.
Report Receipt Date: JUN 24, 2011
NHTSA Campaign Number: 11C002000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 89,527
Manufacturer: DOREL JUVENILE GROUP
SUMMARY:Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling certain Safety 1st Complete Air LX (models CC050xxx), Safety 1st Complete Air SE (models CC051xxx), and Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite (models 22187xxx , 22465xxx ,CC033xxx , and CC046xxx), and Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1 convertible (models 22790xxx , and CC046xxx) child restraint systems manufactured from July 20, 2010, through May 18, 2011. [Note: The 'xxx' at the end of each model number represents different color options that each seat could be.] The rear facing belt path installation arrows are incorrect and could be potentially construed as pointing toward the forward facing vehicle belt path location. Therefore, the affected seats fail to conform to the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:If the child seat is not installed properly, the child may be injured in the event of a crash.
REMEDY:DJG will notify registered owners and provide free label kits consisting of modified labels which will correct the potential inconsistent information and instructions as to the proper installation of the restraint, free of charge. Owners may call DJG toll-free at 1-877-675-2355 or visit http://www.djgusa.com/USA/eng/ and then click on the "Safety Notices" button at the top.
NOTES:In June 2011, DJG petitioned NHTSA that the noncompliance was inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. In August 2013, NHTSA denied the petition and instructed DJG to conduct a recall campaign. 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.safercar.gov.
Child Restraints Brand NameModelProduction Dates
- EDDIE BAUERDELUXE 3-IN-107/20/2010 - 05/18/2011
- SAFETY 1STALPHA OMEGA ELITE07/20/2010 - 05/18/2011
- SAFETY 1STCOMPLETE AIR LX07/20/2010 - 05/18/2011
- SAFETY 1STCOMPLETE AIR SE07/20/2010 - 05/18/2011