Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc. (CTP) is recalling certain Cybex models of Aton, Aton Q, Aton M, Aton 2, and Cloud Q rear-facing infant seats due to an issue with the hex bar that adjusts the harness webbing.
Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc. (the manufacturer of Cybex seats) is recalling the following rear-facing only infant seats due to the crotch buckle hex bar design causing fraying to the harness strap webbing, weakening the strength of it:
- CYBEX Aton 2 (Canada)
- Production dates: March 8, 2019 – November 1, 2020
- CYBEX Aton
- Production dates: March 29, 2017 – January 4, 2020
- CYBEX Aton 2
- Production dates: March 29, 2017 – October 27, 2020
- CYBEX Aton M
- Production dates: March 07, 2018 – November 1, 2020
- CYBEX Aton Q
- Production dates: March 13, 2017 – January 3, 2020
- CYBEX Cloud Q
- Production dates: July 6, 2017 – October 20, 2020
This issue results in these seats failing to meet FMVSS 213 and FMVSS 209 standards.
An infant seat belt with insufficient strength due to fraying may not properly restrain the infant, which increases the risk of injury in a crash.
Full text of the recall can be found here.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 23C001000
Manufacturer: Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc
- CHILD SEAT:HARNESS:FRONT ADJUSTER
- CHILD SEAT:HARNESS:STRAP/WEBBING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 31,080
Original Recall Date: February 10, 2023
Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc. (CTP) is recalling certain Cybex models Aton, Aton Q, Aton M, Aton 2, and Cloud Q rear-facing infant seats. Please refer to CTP’s recall report for specific model details. The webbing design for the central seat belt adjuster allows it to fray, reducing the seat belt’s strength. As such, these infant seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 213, “Child Restraint Systems” and 209, “Seatbelt Assemblies.”
CTP/CYBEX will mail owners a replacement central seat belt adjuster strap assembly and installation instructions, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 13, 2023. Owners may contact CTP’s customer service at 1-877-242-5676. These should start shipping out to owners by 3/27/23.
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.nhtsa.gov.