Diono Canada and Transport Canada wish to inform the public of a non-compliance involving certain Diono Cambria booster seats. The fabric cover of the affected booster seats does not conform to the flammability requirements indicated in the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.
On September 15, 2015, RECARO announced a recall on their ProRide and Performance Ride convertible seats made between April 9, 2010 and June 9, 2015.RECARO is contacting registered owners and states there have been no injuries due to their concern and the seats still pass testing. Please continue to use your seat as per your instruction manual.
Today, Britax announced a recall of select Advocate ClickTight, Marathon ClickTight, and Boulevard ClickTight seats. The recall is for seats manufactured between August 1, 2014 and July 29, 2015. This affects seats in the United States and Canada.
Transport Canada wishes to inform the public that certain Snugli/Embrace 35 (within the model numbers listed above) car seats may have an installation diagram label that incorrectly shows the position of the carry handle when the restraint is installed in the vehicle. In Canada, the handle should be in Position 1 for travel, and the incorrect label shows the handle in Position 4.
On May 14, 2015, a safety advisory was issued by Graco Canada, in conjunction with Transport Canada, regarding 1711 Snugride 22 rear facing only car seats with specific dates of manufacture and sold in 2013 and 2014. It was discovered that certain combinations of restraints and bases did not pass compliance testing.
The Via has been sold under the Lamaze and First Years brand names.
Independent testing has revealed that the seat does not pass required standard with regard to force to the head and chest. In addition, the recline foot may loosen in an impact, introducing slack to the installation, increasing the injury risk.
This is a serious life-safety recall. Caregivers should immediately stop using the seat and dispose of it so that it cannot be reused.
It has come to our attention that many of the Britax ClickTight convertible seats are being shipped without being assembled correctly. The harness is attached an anchor on either side of the seat at the hips. This anchor has a hook at the end that the harness must slide under to secure it. Some ClickTight convertibles are being shipped with the harness on the anchor but slid under the hook.
*Updated 6/6/15* This link will take you to the full information available from NHTSA. It also includes a VIN lookup to see if your vehicle has been affected. http://www.safercar.gov/rs/takata/index.html
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a consumer advisory for vehicles containing airbags made by Takata.
Transport Canada has issued a Public Notice for Barbie, Ferrari, Fisher-Price and Hot Wheels branded Teamtex boosters, for irregularities in minimum height required. While the minimum allowed height is 107 cm (42 inches) some seats indicate a 103 cm (40 inch) minimum.
NHSTA has issued a recall on certain models of RECARO ProSport manufactured from June 16 2010 to January 31 2013. If the ProSport is installed with lower anchors only, the head excursion in testing exceeds max allowed limits, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant. Car Seats for the Littles, Inc. notes that