RECALL: Canada Chicco Keyfit 30 infant car seat

(Last Updated On: August 10, 2018)

This recall applies to Canada only.

Chicco has issued a recall for the Keyfit 30 infant car seat.

Issue: the infant seat did not meet the dynamic requirements for chest acceleration of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.

Date range: This issue applies to Keyfit 30 infant car seats made between December 30, 2013 and May 21 2018.

Remedy: Chicco will send a repair kit to consumers who own the affected product.

Full Text of the Recall:

Manufacturer:

Artsana S.P.A
Via Saldarini Catelli, 1
Grandate, Italy

Importer and Distributor:

Elfe Juvenile Products
Thimens Boulevard
St-Laurent, QC, H4R 2P2

Media Contact:

Ivan Bern
514-344-3533

Consumer Contact:

[email protected]
1-800-667-8184

Models Affected:

Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat:

Model Name: KeyFit

Model Numbers:
7901201, 7901210, 7901250,
7901302, 7910202, 7910505,
7910568, 7923705, 7923750,
7923751, 7923768, 7923770,
7923781, 7974736, 7974872,
7976108, 7976140, 7976151,
57976151

Dates of Manufacture

2013-12-30 to 2018-05-21

Number of Units Sold:

45,095

Geographic Distribution:

Across Canada

Issue:

Transport Canada and Elfe Juvenile Products (“Elfe”) are informing the public of a non-compliance of the Chicco KeyFit 30 infant car seat made between December 30th, 2013 and May 21st, 2018. Specifically, Transport Canada testing found that the infant seat did not meet the dynamic requirements for chest acceleration of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.

Safety Risk:

Regulations set forth by Transport Canada require car seats to meet all compliance requirements when subjected to a dynamic test, including measures and limits for chest acceleration. In testing performed by Transport Canada, the infant car seat in question does not meet the dynamic test requirements which could increase the risk of injury in the event of a collision.

Transport Canada and Elfe have no reported incidents related to excessive chest acceleration with the use of the KeyFit 30 Infant Child Restraint in Canada. The issue does not affect the KeyFit 30 in the United States due to differences in the harness configuration.

Company Actions:

Transport Canada’s compliance testing program uncovered the non-compliance condition. Upon being made aware of the issue, Elfe and Artsana S.P.A. began investigating the reported non-compliance and developed a retrofit kit that would bring the seat into compliance with the dynamic requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.

Elfe will notify all registered consumers and retailers who own an affected product of the issue and provide them with a retrofit kit and instructions. Elfe will also make these retrofit kits available to consumers who own an affected product starting August 10, 2018.

Consumer Recourse:

The affected seats should not be returned to retailers or the company. Consumers must register online or call customer care department (see ‘consumer contact’ above) to receive a repair kit. To register online, please visit the following link: www.chicco.ca/en/safety-advisories.

Elfe recommends that consumers continue to use their car seat using the universal anchorage system (UAS), lap only portion of the vehicle seat belt, or without the base until they receive a retrofit kit.