IGC Dorel constantly test their products for safety and performance, and they have discovered a component fault in the vehicle anchor kit. This fault only affects batch 22 & 23, affecting only products purchased AFTER April 2012.
If you have purchased new child restraints since April 2012 please check out the batch on your anchor kit, it is much better to be safe than take the risk.
A public recall of the vehicle anchor kit supplied with Maxi-Cosi, Safety 1st, Mother’s Choice, Go Safe, ZuZu and SAAS Car Restraints; including Mother’s Choice and Safety 1st vehicle anchor kits sold through Target, Toys ‘R’ Us, David Jones, Supercheap, Autobarn, Dimmeys and Independent Specialty retailers across Australia.
The recall being conducted by IGC Dorel is a preventative measure and the affected batches are 22 & 23. If this part fails in a collision it could well affect the performance of the child restraint, and that’s a risk that none of us want to face.
All of the information you need to guide you through this recall can be found at: http://www.igcdorel.com.au/safetynotice
Please, I urge you, take a look at the site and check the batch number on your anchor kit. Any inconvenience faced in the process of this recall is surely much less than the thought of faulty part keeping your children safe in the car.
There are three other brands also affected by this recall, and if you have one of the following products please contact the companies direct:
Hemco Industries Pty Ltd – Child Restraint Tether Anchor Kit
Chicco KeyFit Plus Infant Car Seat – Child Restraint Tether Anchor Kit
TOMY Australia – “The First Years Pathway B550AU” Folding Adjustable Booster Seat – Child Restraint Tether Anchor Kit
Safety first, especially when it comes to your most precious cargo. Please check the batch on your anchor kit, the batch is stamped on the bracket of the Vehicle Anchor Kit, and if you are using batch 22 or 23 I encourage you to follow the instructions at http://www.igcdorel.com.au/safetynotice to claim your replacement part.
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