Providing mobile Car Seat Inspection, Education, and Installation services in the Ottawa and surrounding areas.
R & R: RESOURCES AND RECALLS
Don’t Delay, Register Your Car Seat Today! 📆
Like just about any product manufactured in this day and age, child restraint systems (aka car seats) are subject to product notices and safety recalls. While most are considered small by recall standards, there are occasions where the recall is major. Wouldn’t YOU want to know if YOUR seat was affected by a recall? Me too! ✅
📌 Well, the good news is that this is an easy fix! And it starts with you. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers, only YOU can register your new or currently used car seat, ensuring that you are promptly notified about future recalls and guided through the process. The only way a manufacturer can get in contact with you and notify you about a safety recall is if your car seat is registered with that manufacturer. ✅
So, don’t delay! Register your car seat today! 📆
➡️ Fill out the registration card that came with your car seat (possibly attached to the seat or flying solo in the box). Pop that card in the mail 📬; no postage required.
➡️ Register your seat online with the manufacturer, using either the information on the registration card, OR by using the information found on the white Date of Manufacture label located directly on the back or bottom of your car seat. ✔️
📢PRO TIP: Use this opportunity to take a photo 📸 of your Date of Manufacture label and save it to your phone 📲 or computer 💻 so that it’s handy. Most of these labels end up on the back or bottom of your seat, requiring you to uninstall your seat in order to obtain the information should it be needed. Save yourself the time and curse words!
Unsure 🤷♀️ about whether you registered your seat? Have you moved 🏡 since you would have completed the registration process? No worries! You can always RE-REGISTER a currently used car seat. It only takes a minute and it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
HERE are those important Manufacturer links you'll need to complete the REGISTRATION PROCESS:
Dorel Juvenile (Safety 1st, Eddie-Bauer, Cosco)
Tomy/Learning Curve/The First Years
HARMONY BIG BOOST DELUXE WITH UAS BELT POSITIONING BOOSTER SEAT RECALL
September 1st, 2019
⚠️ Please read the following RECALL issued by Harmony Juvenile Products and Transport Canada:
📌 Harmony Big Boost Deluxe with UAS Belt Positioning Booster Seat (Model # 0304018CBR) January 30th, 2016 to December 31st, 2017 (Date of Manufacture)
“Harmony Juvenile Products is informing the public of a non-compliance of certain Big Boost Deluxe booster seats that did not meet the dynamic requirements for chest acceleration of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety.” (Transport Canada)
🔎If you have a Harmony Big Boost Deluxe with UAS Belt Positioning Booster Seat (Model # 0304018CBR) as listed above, DO NOT panic! You can continue to use your seat but PLEASE note the following effective IMMEDIATELY:
➡️RE-ROUTE the shoulder portion of the vehicle’s lap-and-shoulder seat belt OVER the armrest of the booster seat
➡️download updated Instruction Manual for the Big Boost Deluxe which reflects the re-routing instructions 🆕
➡️registered consumers will be provided with an updated side warning sticker for the Big Boost Deluxe seat AND a letter outlining the re-routing instructions by regular mail
➡️non-registered owners of affected booster seats, or owners who have moved, must CONTACT Harmony Juvenile Products
If you have a booster affected by the RECALL, please contact Harmony Juvenile Products at:
1️⃣ updated warning sticker
2️⃣ updated instructions
3️⃣ Consumer Letter OR if you have any questions concerning this issue.
For additional information on the RECALL, please visit:
✅ Transport Canada
✅ Harmony Juvenile Products
✅ Click HERE for the updated Instruction Manual of the Big Boost Deluxe which reflects the re-routing instructions
DEFECT INVESTIGATION: EVENFLO CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Evenflo Defect Investigation
Evenflo Defect Investigation
July 11th, 2019
⚠️Please read the following WARNING issued by Transport Canada:
📌Evenflo Symphony All-In-One Car Seats
2011-2018 (Date of Manufacture)
📌Evenflo Triumph Convertible Car Seats
2012-2018 (Date of Manufacture)
📌Evenflo SafeMax All-In-One Car Seats
2016-2018 (Date of Manufacture)
“We have a defect investigation underway regarding certain Evenflo child car seats. Please inspect the harness straps, located under the seat cushion.” (Transport Canada)
If you have an Evenflo Child Restraint System listed above, please take the following STEPS:
➡️ uninstall the child restraint
➡️ remove the entire cover
➡️ inspect ALL harnesses AND tethers (extra precaution)
If you have a seat affected (frayed), please call Transport Canada (1-800-333-0510) IMMEDIATELY to file a report.
For additional information, please visit the following LINK