2023 Recall: Safety 1st and Maxi-Cosi Rear Facing Only Seats and Bases

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The Issue

Image of the Maxi-Cosi Coral XP rear facing only seat and base.

Dorel Juvenile Group (manufacturer of Safety 1st and Maxi Cosi seats) has issued a recall with NHTSA on certain rear-facing only car seats due to lower anchor (LATCH) failure.

Immediately discontinue the use of lower anchors when installing the seats listed below with the base.

Owners may continue to use their car seat with the base or with shell only when secured using the vehicle belt restraint system, consistent with the existing instruction booklet and labels. A free replacement base will be sent to the owners once available.

The affected seat models include:

  • Safety 1st onBoard 35 Secure Tech
    • Model number beginning: IC351
    • Manufactured between MAY 01, 2022 – FEB 28, 2023
  • Maxi-Cosi Coral XP
    • Model number beginning: IC313
    • Manufactured between MAY 01, 2020 – FEB 28, 2023
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico XP Max
    • Model number beginning: IC337
    • Manufactured between JAN 01, 2021 – FEB 28, 2023
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico XP
    • Model number beginning: IC336, IC338
    • Manufactured between SEP 01, 2020 – FEB 28, 2023
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico Luxe+
    • Model number beginning: IC370
    • Manufactured between JAN 01, 2022 – FEB 28, 2023
  • Maxi-Cosi Infant Base
    • Model number beginning: IC335
    • Manufactured between MAY 01, 2020 – FEB 28, 2023

The recall also affects the following US travel systems sold with affected seats:

  • Maxi Cosi Gia Xp Travel System W/Mico XP (Model number beginning: TR416)
  • Maxi Cosi Zelia 2 Max Travel System MXP (Model number beginning: TR427)
  • Maxi Cosi Tayla Travel System W/Mico XP (Model number beginning: TR428)
  • Maxi Cosi Adorra Travel System W/Mico XP (Model number beginning: TR430)
  • Maxi Cosi Tayla Xp Travel Sys W/Coral XP (Model number beginning: TR433)
  • Maxi Cosi Mara Xt Travel Sys W/ Coral XP (Model number beginning: TR434)

Canadian Models are also affected:

  • 01371 CAN Maxi Cosi Lila CP Travel System
  • 22304 CAN Maxi Cosi Coral XP Infant Car Seat
  • 22321 CAN Mico XP Max Car Seat
  • 22334 CAN Maxi Cosi Mico XP Max
  • 22524 CAN Maxi Cosi Coral XP Base
  • 22526 CAN Maxi Cosi Mico XP Base

Action Required

Immediately discontinue the use of lower anchors. Owners may continue to use their car seat with the base or with shell only when secured using the vehicle belt restraint system, consistent with the existing instruction booklet and labels. A free replacement base will be sent to the owners once available. Your seat must be registered to be eligible.

Note to onBoard SecureTech owners: the baseless recline angle indicator is embossed on the seat itself.  There is a label pointing to it but the actual indicator is that line, please refer to that line if you install your car seat without the base while waiting for this recall remedy.

Safety Risk:

A detached car seat may not properly restrain the child, increasing the risk of injury or death in a crash.

Full text of the recall can be found here.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23C002000

Manufacturer: Dorel Juvenile Group (Safety 1st and Maxi Cosi)

Category: Child Seat

Potential Number of Units Affected: 59,450

Original Recall Date: 3/3/2023

Issue:

Dorel Juvenile Group (Dorel) is recalling certain Safety 1st onBoard 35 Secure Tech, Maxi-Cosi Coral XP, Maxi-Cosi Mico XP Max, Maxi-Cosi Mico XP, Maxi-Cosi Mico Luxe+, and Maxi-Cosi Infant Base child seats. Please refer to Dorel’s recall report for specific model numbers. The lower seat anchors used to secure the child seat base may fail, allowing the child seat to detach. As such, these child seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.”

Remedy

Owners are advised to only secure their child seat(s) with the vehicle belt restraint system until the seat is remedied. Dorel will mail a replacement base to owners, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 7, 2023. Owners may contact Dorel customer service at 1-877-657-9546 or [email protected].

Notes

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.