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RECALL: Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st Child Restraint System Center Front Adjuster Recall

Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG), in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st child restraint systems.

Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is issuing a safety recall for certain Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st brand child restraints manufactured from May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009. There is a potential for the harness adjustment strap to loosen during use. If this were to occur, the harness may be loose around the child, possibly increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

The models affected are manufactured from May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009 and include Convertible child restraints Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Enspira, Priori, Prospect, and Vantage; Infant child restraints Mico and OnBoard. The affected models are below:

22-077 FSM22-177 SNP222-439 OKP322-465 BMT22-564 ARZ22-758 CMP17-439-HTP
22-078 DMS22-178 SCT22-439 VNS322-469 BSE22-564 MIL22-758 FRK
22-148 RDH22-178 STL22-449 GES22-469 BSEC22-564 NTR22-758 HDS
22-149 PAL22-178 VSS22-452 RBYE22-475 BVL22-564 OKW22-758 HID
22-150 BNS22-185 BVL222-453 BCT22-476 CIP22-564 PHO22-758 KGS
22-152 BVL22-188 BVL222-453 FSM22-476 CTR22-564 PRO22-758 PST
22-152 CMN22-195 SVS22-456 BVL22-476 FSB22-564 TRI22-758 SNW
22-152 RGS22-195 SVS222-456 CAB22-476 GIP22-564 VLC22-758 SON
22-154 HTR22-346 VAL22-456 CAO22-476 ISP22-567 GRH22-758 VND
22-155 BDF22-356 NTR22-456 CSR22-476 NOW22-574 PCR322-759 MTT
22-155 HMR22-356 PRO22-456 LMT22-476 NRF22-580 BYR22-790 CGT
22-155 NSHE22-356 TRI22-456 MIL22-476 PHT22-657 FRK22-790 SNW
22-155 OTC22-371 CIP22-456 MRR22-476 PMK22-657 MTT22-790 WPR
22-155 TRP22-371 CTR22-456 NTM22-476 PNG22-657 PST22-790 WPR2
22-158 BLL22-371 FSB22-456 NTR22-486 CRI22-657 SNW22-799 MER
22-158 GRS22-371 LYP22-456 PRO22-486 GIP22-657 SON22-880 BYT
22-158 SPA22-371 MJR22-456 SCY22-486 TTH22-657 VND22-880 MTT
22-159 SGT22-371 PHT22-456 SUZ22-546 BSE22-740 HPN22-880 MTTA
22-172 BKE22-371 RFR22-456 TRI22-547 CHA22-741 ATI22-880 SON
22-172 MRT22-371 TRL22-456 TTN22-553 BVL322-741 BWD22-880 SONA
22-172 OKW22-372 TTH22-458 FTM22-554 PCR22-741 GRT22-560 FSM
22-172 PHO22-412 MOM22-458 NYC22-554 PCR322-741 WNW93-560 FSM
22-172 SVT22-439 ABY322-459 MTG22-554 RCR322-755 BLDIC-072 SON
22-177 SNP22-439 HTP322-462 BLN22-561 WAL22-758 BYT17-439 ABY

Dorel Juvenile Group will contact all registered owners and provide them with information on how to obtain a free repair kit. Consumers may visit http://www.djgusa.com/usa/eng/Safety-Notices to see if their child restraint is affected by this recall. Until consumers receive the free repair kit they can continue to use their current car seat as directed by the instruction manual. Please be sure to adjust the harness adjustment strap snugly each time you put your child in the child restraint as described in the instruction manual. Consumers who have not registered their car seat should visit the DJG website at www.djgusa.com/usa/eng/Safety-Notices to verify if their model is included in this recall. The affected seats should not be returned to the retailer. Consumers with further questions may e-mail the company at consumer@djgusa.com or call our toll-free number, 1-866-623-3139, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

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