The harness adjustment strap may become loose, increasing the risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.
The recall includes 1.5 million Cosco, Safety 1st, and Eddie Bauer car seats manufactured from November 2003 through December 2005. The model number and date of manufacture may be found on a sticker located on the side or back of the car seat.
Cosco car seats include models Alpha Omega and Alpha Omega Elite with the following model numbers:
Safety 1st car seats include models Alpha Elite, Alpha Omega, Alpha Omega Elite, Alpha Sport, Intera, and Enspira with the following model numbers:
Eddie Bauer car seats include models 3-in-1, Deluxe 3-in-1, and Deluxe Convertible with the following model numbers:
Dorel will contact all registered owners and provide them with information on how to obtain a free repair kit to replace the harness adjustment strap. Consumers who have not registered their product should visit www.djgusa.com or call (800) 219-0509 to order a free repair kit. The affected seats should not be returned to the retailer.
You may continue to use the car seat as directed in their instruction manual until you can repair it, but be sure to adjust the harness adjuster strap snugly each time you put your child in the car seat. If there is any difficulty adjusting the harness adjustment strap, or it does not remain tight, use a different car seat until the repair kit has been installed.
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