Parenting Recalls

RECALL: 89,000 Dorel Juvenile Child Safety Seats Over Improper Labels

Dorel Juvenile USA is recalling more than 89,000 child safety seats because labels showing how to install them could be wrong.

dorel label recall car seats

The recall affects some Safety 1st Complete Air LX, Safety 1st Complete Air SE, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite and Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 convertible models. Below is the full list:

  • 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

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that the rear-facing belt path installation arrows are wrong and could cause the seats to be installed incorrectly. If that happens, a child could be hurt in a crash. Dorel says there haven’t been any incidents or injuries.

The seats were made from July 20, 2010 through May 18, 2011.

Company spokeswoman Julie Vallese said the incorrect labels were put on the seats to make them easier for customers to use and are not required by safety laws. Parents are being asked to follow the instructions listed in the owner’s manuals.

“The performance, crashworthiness, all of the structural integrity of the car seats are unaffected in any way by this recall,” Vallese said.

Dorel will notify registered owners and send new labels for free. Owners may call Dorel at 1-877-675-2355 or www.djgusa.com for details.

Parents are being asked to NOT return their seats to the retailer. Instead, they should 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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