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Recall: 21 Car Seat Models

Today a massive recall that involves 21 different models, including the popular Eddie Bauer and Safety First car seats, announced by The Dorel Juvenile Group. The seats that are supposed to keep children safe in a car crash don’t fully comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

 

Is your baby riding in one of these car seats? Here’s what you need to know!

 

1. Labels on the car seats direct parents to install them incorrectly, which presents a safety hazard.

 

2. There have been no injuries reported in relation to the recall, but that does not mean parents should ignore it. Car seats need to be installed properly in order to be effective.

 

3. The recalled seats were manufactured between July 20, 2010 and May 18, 2011.

 

4. The Eddie Bauer and Safety First seats affected include the convertible Alpha Omega Elite, Deluxe 3 in 1, Complete Air LX, and Complete Air SE. The following models are those affected:

 

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

 

6. Affected seats should NOT be returned to the retailer. Instead, parents are directed to 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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