(Wed, 08 May 2013 06:00:00 EST) Dated: FEB 10, 2011 DOREL JUVENILE GROUP (DJG) IS RECALLING CERTAIN INFANT, CONVERTIBLE, AND BOOSTER CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WHICH WERE SOLD BOTH AS STAND ALONE SEATS OR PART OF A TRAVEL SYSTEM (WITH A STROLLER).

RECALL Subject : CENTER FRONT HARNESS ADJUSTER FAILURE , 2 INVESTIGATION(S)

Report Receipt Date: FEB 10, 2011

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11C001000

Component(s): CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 794,247

Manufacturer: DOREL JUVENILE GROUP

SUMMARY:
DOREL JUVENILE GROUP (DJG) IS RECALLING CERTAIN INFANT, CONVERTIBLE, AND BOOSTER CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WHICH WERE SOLD BOTH AS STAND ALONE SEATS OR PART OF A TRAVEL SYSTEM (WITH A STROLLER).

THE HARNESS LOCKING AND RELEASE BUTTON DOES NOT ALWAYS RETURN TO ITS LOCKED POSITION. A BUTTON THAT IS NOT IN THE LOCKED POSITION CAN ALLOW THE HARNESS ADJUSTMENT STRAP TO SLIP BACK THROUGH THE ADJUSTER AS A CHILD MOVES AROUND IN THE SEAT AND RESULTS IN A LOOSE HARNESS.

CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL ARE CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS ALPHA OMEGA, ALPHA OMEGA ELITE, ENSPIRA, PRIORI, PROSPECT, AND VANTAGE; INFANT CHILD RESTRAINTS MICO AND ONBOARD.

AFFECTED UNITS BEGIN WITH MODEL NUMBERS 22077, 22078, 22148, 22149, 22150, 22152, 22154, 22155, 22158, 22159, 22172, 22177, 22178, 22185, 22188, 22195, 22356, 22371, 22372, 22412, 22439, 22452, 22453, 22456, 22458, 22459, 22462, 22465, 22469, 22476, 22486, 22546, 22547, 22553, 22554, 22561, 22564, 22567, 22574, 22580, 22657, 22740, 22741, 22755, 22758, 22759, 22790, 22799, 22880, 22560, 22346, 17439, 22449, 22475, AND IC072, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 1, 2008, THROUGH APRIL 30, 2009.

CONSEQUENCE:

IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED AND IS AT AN INCREASED RISK FOR INJURY.

REMEDY:

REGISTERED OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE REMEDY KIT CONSISTING OF A SMALL TUBE OF NON-TOXIC, FOOD-GRADE LUBRICANT TO BE APPLIED TO THE CENTER FRONT ADJUSTER (CFA) TO PREVENT STICKING AND ALLOW IT TO PROPERLY ENGAGE THE CFA STRAP. INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO APPLY THE LUBRICANT WILL BE PROVIDED, ALONG WITH A LABEL TO INDICATE THAT THE REPAIR HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

NON-REGISTERED OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DJG AT 1-866-623-3139 OR BY EMAIL AT HARNESSADJUSTMENT@DJGUSA.COM. CONSUMERS WILL NEED THE ENTIRE MODEL NUMBER ON THE CHILD RESTRAINT WHEN CONTACTING THE MANUFACTURER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2011.

NOTES:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153