GRACO Children’s Products Inc. Announces Voluntary Safety Advisory Pertaining to ComfortSport™ Car Seat - August 22, 2007
On August 22, 2007, GRACO Children's Products Inc. announced a Safety Advisory for the ComfortSport 5-point harness convertible car seat. On one model of the ComfortSport car seats manufactured in Ohio for the Canadian market, comprising of 1,000 car seats in total, from January 2, 2007 through July 31, 2007, the Universal Anchorage System (UAS) belt may have been misrouted during the assembly process. No injuries have been reported related to this issue.
This Safety Advisory may affect ComfortSport car seats with the following model number: 8C03WCFCA. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on the label on the back of the car seat. These seats were sold from January 2007 through August 2007. These seats were sold in mass merchandisers, specialty retailers and department stores from January 2007 through August 2007. The total number of seats sold in Canada was 846.
Elfe Juvenile Products will mail, to all known ComfortSport owners with a seat manufactured between January 2, 2007 and July 31, 2007, instructions to correct this misrouting. In addition, Elfe Juvenile Products will email these instructions to those consumers who provided their email address to Elfe Juvenile Products. Consumers who own but have not registered their ComfortSport car seat should call 1-800-667-8184 Monday–Friday between 8.30 AM & 5.45 PM EST or visit www.graco.net 24 hours a day to determine whether their ComfortSport car seat may be affected and to obtain instructions on how to correctly route the UAS belt. When calling Elfe Juvenile Products, consumers should have the model number and date of manufacture of the car seat readily available.
Consumers should not use the seat in the rear-facing position with UAS until the belt routing has been inspected and, if necessary, corrected. The vehicle seatbelt can be used instead of UAS belt in the meantime. However, consumers who have rerouted their UAS belt according to the instruction manual for use in the forward-facing mode are not affected by this Safety Advisory.
Media inquires should be directed to: Ivan T. Bern at (514) 344-3533