In December 2009, a recall of approximately 447,000 infant car seats was announced by Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc., the National Highway Safety Commission, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recalled car seats have a flaw in the handle bolts which allows the bolts to come loose and cause the handle to separate from the seat, posing a fall risk for infants when the product is used as a baby carrier. The recalled car seats include certain models of Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer, and Disney brands.
Recalled model numbers include:
Dorel received 77 separate complaints about the product defect, with at least three infant injuries, including one head injury. The recalled car seats were sold in the U.S. and Canada from January 2008 to April 2009.
The company says consumers should stop using the car seat as a carrier and obtain a repair kit, but the product still meets federal safety standards when used as a car seat.