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    Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

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    Duffy & Shanley, Inc.
    Dorel Juvenile Group USA

    Annette Maggiacomo, 401-274-0001, ext. 432
    Media Line 781.364.3164

    amaggiacomo@duffyshanley.com

    Dorel Juvenile Group Announces a Voluntary Safety Recall Of Certain Convertible Child Restraint Systems

    Columbus, IN August 30, 2007- Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is issuing a voluntary safety recall for certain CoscoR, Safety 1stR and Eddie BauerR brand child restraint systems manufactured during November 2003 through December 2005. Although no injuries have been reported, there is a potential for the harness adjustment strap to loosen during use. If this were to occur, the harness may be loose around the child, possibly increasing the
    risk of injury in a crash. We feel that it is important to replace the
    harness adjustment strap.

    Model numbers affected are:

    CoscoR: Alpha OmegaR, Alpha Omega EliteT: 22150, 22155, 22180, 22269; Eddie BauerR: 3-in-1, Deluxe 3-in-1, Deluxe Convertible: 22740, 22750, 22755, 22756, 22757, 22770; Safety 1stR : Alpha EliteT, Alpha OmegaR, Alpha Omega EliteT, Alpha SportT, InteraT, EnspiraT: 22151, 22450, 22451, 22452, 22453, 22455, 22460, 22480, 22481

    The model number and date of manufacture may be found on a sticker located on the side or back of the child restraint system.

    DJG will contact all registered owners and provide them with information on how to obtain a free repair kit to replace the harness adjustment strap. Those consumers who have not registered their product should visit www.djgusa.com or call 800-219-0509 to order a free repair kit. The affected seats should not be returned to the retailer.

    DJG encourages parents to obtain and install the repair kit as soon as possible. Parents may continue to use the child restraint system as directed in their instruction manual. Parents should be sure to adjust the harness adjuster strap snugly each time they put their child in the child restraint system. If there is any difficulty adjusting the harness adjustment strap, or it does not remain tight, DJG suggests using a different child restraint system until the repair kit has been installed.

    To check for harness slippage:

    (1) Fully tighten the harness, (2) pull on the harness straps without pressing or lifting the harness adjustment lever. If movement occurs, the harness is experiencing slippage.
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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    Bumping this up for more visibility since many seats are affected, both U.S. and Canadian. http://safetynotice.djgusa.com/alpha-omega-ha/
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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    I just want to make sure: I don't see Apex 65 here at all, so Apex 65 is NOT part of this recall, correct?

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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    Correct, the Apex is not affected.
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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    Thank you!

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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    Has anyone that sent for the strap kit received theirs yet? Mine came yesterday and I'm considering leaving the strap as is. I've never had a problem with them slipping and the "repair" kit looks like it might do more harm than good.

    It's a new harness adjustment strap and the instructions say to cut the splitter plate off the old strap and use the strip of backing tape to attach the new one. That can't be right - cut and tape?? I dunno - must be Super Man tape or something...lol.

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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Troubleta View Post
    It's a new harness adjustment strap and the instructions say to cut the splitter plate off the old strap and use the strip of backing tape to attach the new one. That can't be right - cut and tape?? I dunno - must be Super Man tape or something...lol.
    The cutting and tape used in the fix is just to help route the new harness adjuster into place. Without it, it would be almost impossible to get the strap through the seat's parts. Once you have the new strap in place, you don't use the old strap. Here is a video showing you how to install the fix:

    http://safetynotice.djgusa.com/alpha...onal-video.wmv

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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    I don't have first hand experience with the recall kit. I believe others who have used the kit have posted about it, and said the tape is a temporary thing only meant to help thread the replacement strap through. The tape isn't meant to hold it in place permanently because, well, it wouldn't hold as you said, lol.
    Last edited by Jeanum; 10-12-2007 at 09:08 AM. Reason: Posted simultaneously, thanks for clarifying and the video link, MomToEliEm:D
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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    Thanks for the video clip! I haven't tried it out - I just opened the envelope 15 min ago and skimmed the instruction sheet.

    Feel much better now...lol.
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    Natalya (2/06), RFing in Olivia MA

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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    I still haven't recieved my kit - and I ordered it on September 5th !!
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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    Wow! I ordered mine last week. Give 'em a call!
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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    Mine came last week. Since we are not using that seat right now I haven't changed it yet. Its not something I am looking forward to.
    It arrived about a week or so after I called to order..but I only live about 40 minutes away from their head office.
    *DD N 5 Years 46 inches/44 lbs FF in a Marathon/Parkway SG/Turbo Booster/ and Harnessed Nautilus
    *DS H 7 Years 49 inches/51 lbs in a Monterey and Turbo Booster
    and a Harmony and Radian as back up seats

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    Re: Dorel Group Voluntary Recall on Children's Car Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Kashi View Post
    I still haven't recieved my kit - and I ordered it on September 5th !!
    You should call. Apparently a bunch of the people who first requested a kit weren't put in the system correctly. I ordered mine the first day (August 31st?) and when I called about it weeks later they said they just had my information down as 'requesting directions' and no kit was ordered. It took less than a week to get it after I called.
    The kit was fairly simple, but it made the seat a total PITA to tighten, at least rearfacing. I haven't used it FFing yet.
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