More than 67,000 car seats recalled

March 3, 2008 1:40:46 PM PST
Combi USA is recalling more than 67,000 car seats after tests revealed the seat and base of the unit could separate in a frontal crash. The seats being recalled are: Centre, Centre ARB and Shuttle rear facing infant seat models 8065, 8074, 8086, 8087, 8520, 4400, 4515, 4520.

Additional information can be found here.

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Combi USA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada recently conducted numerous laboratory tests (in many cases these tests exceeded the requirements of the current US standard) to analyze the overall effectiveness of the Centre and Shuttle car seats in motor vehicle frontal crashes. This test data revealed that the car seat could potentially become separated from its base under these conditions.

Please be assured that all Centre and Shuttle car seats have consistently met existing government safety standards. However, because of the separation during testing of vehicles in impact frontal crashes, Combi is conducting a voluntary recall campaign with the intent of providing car seats with enhanced protection under frontal impact crash conditions. Combi USA, Inc. has received no reports of injuries to date regarding the Centre, Centre ARB and Shuttle Infant Restraints. Our first priority at Combi is to provide the highest level of safety and quality for the children we protect.

What Action Should You Take?

We urge you to contact us to obtain the free retrofit kit. To place an order, please visit our web site at Combi-Intl.com, or call Combi Consumer Relations Department at1-800-543-7734 Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If you have passed your Centre and/or Shuttle Infant Restraint along to a friend or neighbor, please share this information with them. You will not incur any shipping costs and your order will arrive within 6-8 weeks. In the meantime, Combi recommends that consumers use the Combi Centre and Shuttle without the base until the retrofit kit is installed. Please refer to your instruction manual for proper installation without the base. These seats are designed for and safe to use without the base.


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