Maxi-Cosi A2 Euro Convertible car seat recalled
Dorel Australia, the owner of Max-Cosi, has announced an immediate recall of its Maxi-Cosi A2 Euro Convertible car seat.
DOREL AUSTRALIA has announced an immediate safety recall of the Maxi-Cosi A2 Euro Convertible Car Seats (2 height markers). Owners of this child’s car seat should look at the date of manufacture, affected child seats were manufactured between 16 September 2014 to the 12 March 2015.
So, what are the defects, well, according to the recall notification: “In some instances, the fabric around the harness adjuster mechanism may get caught in the mechanism, allowing the shoulder harnesses to loosen without lifting the harness adjuster”
This means that if the harness becomes loose the child is no longer “effective in restraining the child in the event of an accident or sudden braking, increasing the risk of injury to the child”.
The seat was sold nationally through: Baby Bunting, Bubs Baby Shops, My Baby Warehouse, Toys ‘R’ Us, and independent specialty retailers across Australia.
According to Dorel Australia the first thing potential owners need to do is ascertain if there seat is affected by the recall. If there seat is an A2 model and was manufactured between 16 September 2014 to the 12 March 2015. Dorel will provide consumers with a free replacement trim for affected car seats. The old trim will be returned to Dorel and not the retailer.
Dorel Australia suggests, as an interim solution, owners should “please ensure that the harness adjuster is free of any impediments when fitting a child into the restraint”. Practical Motoring would suggest, however, that if you own one of these seats that you stop using it immediately.
To arrange a replacement car seat cover please email customer firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 809 526