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Popular Car Seats Recalled - Is your child riding around in one of these?

Posted by on Sep. 16, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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Popular Car Seats Recalled for Important & Unsafe Installation Issue

by Jeanne Sager

recalled car seatImportant news for parents today. Thousands of car seats by the Dorel Juvenile Group are being pulled from shelves in a massive recall that involves 21 different models, including the popular Eddie Bauer and Safety First car seats. The seats that are supposed to keep children safe in a car crash don't fully comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

Is your baby riding in one of these car seats? Here's what you need to know!

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1. The recall was prompted by the realization that labels on the car seats direct parents to install them incorrectly, which presents a safety hazard.

2. There have been no injuries reported in relation to the recall, but that does not mean parents should ignore it. A company spokesperson says the performance, crashworthiness, and structural integrity of the seat itself are okay and emphasizes that this is an installation issue.However, Car seats need to be installed properly in order to be effective. If you have this car seat, the installation information in the owner's manual is correct. (Do not follow the label pertaining to rear-facing installation on the car seat itself.)

3. The recalled seats were manufactured between July 20, 2010 and May 18, 2011.

5. The Eddie Bauer and Safety First seats affected include the convertible Alpha Omega Elite, Deluxe 3 in 1, Complete Air LX, and Complete Air SE. The following models are those affected:

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

6. Affected seats should NOT be returned to the retailer. Instead, parents are directed to contact the Dorel Juvenile Group directly, using the Recall Hotline at 1-877-675-2355, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. You can also email the company at rfbaselabel@djgusa.com to receive a free repair kit.

Is your child riding around in one of these seats?

by on Sep. 16, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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Mommy2justone
by Mommy2justtwo on Sep. 16, 2013 at 8:32 AM

no, but my nephews are :(

AydensMommy1008
by Member on Sep. 16, 2013 at 9:21 AM

I actually just got my DS a booster seat this weekend and took out my Alpha Omega Elite, Idk what the numbers are on it though, where do you find the serial numbers? I was planning on taking the seat to a local consignment store this week, should I not take it there then and what kind of repair kit? That makes no sense. If the seat IS defective then shouldnt they give you your $ back or replace? Do they honestly think its that easy and simple of a repair that parents can do the repair the correct way at home? My son has rode around in this seat since he was 2 and is about to be 5 now and we've never had a problem with the seat.

Mom2Just1
by Mom2boys on Sep. 16, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Nope. We have the 7 year old in a booster. The baby is Rf in a myride 65.  

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vermontmoms
by Member on Sep. 16, 2013 at 9:26 AM
No, both boys ride in SK Monterey booster or Graco Connext LBB.
atlmom2
by Ruby Member on Sep. 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Why not give instructions? Recall good car seats? Crazy.
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