Dorel Juvenile Products, a major baby products manufacturer, recently announced the recall of popular rear-facing infant car seats sold under the Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st and Cosco brand names. The harness straps on these rear-facing infant car seats can loosen after the baby is buckled in, providing less protection in a crash. Dorel will mail a repair kit to affected customers who have registered their car seats.
Affected models are 22-300 JOS GB1B, 22-625 AFD GB1B, 22-625 EDG GB1B, 22-625 GLC GB1B, 22-625 MAC GB1B, 22-325 CMB GB1B, 22-325 DTA GB1B, 22-325 TST GB1B and 22-325 VIN GB1B.
Please note: This Eddie Bauer, Cosco and Safety 1st infant car seat recall is several years old now, so if you're looking for information on a current recall, take a look at the links at the bottom of this post.
A major car seat recall is a good reminder to all parents to register their car seats. The best time to register is immediately after purchasing the car seat, but if you've waited, it's not too late. Register now to be better prepared for any future recalls. When a car seat is recalled, the company can easily contact customers who own affected products and arrange for refunds or repair kits. In the recent case with Dorel, the parents who have registered their car seats will automatically receive a repair kit, probably faster than if they had to wait and contact the company. Registering your baby's car seat upon purchase ensures that you receive important recall information and can take the necessary actions to protect your child in the car even faster.