recalled car seatScary 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. Car seats need to be installed properly in order to be effective.

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.

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