Combi USA Recalls 67,000 Child Car SeatsMar 4, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
South Carolina’s Combi USA, Inc. of Fort Mill has decided to conduct a voluntary safety recall of three of its child safety car seats. The Combi USA car seat recall involves the company's Centre, Centre ARB, Shuttle, and associated Travel Systems. The child safety seat products failed to perform in collision tests. Combi USA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Transport Canada discovered during vehicle crash tests that the car seats could potentially become disengaged from their bases in motor vehicle frontal crashes.
Combi manufactures a variety of child products and child safety products, including child safety car seats. Combi has received no reports of injuries, to date, regarding the Centre, Centre ARB, and Shuttle child safety seats. Approximately 67,000 child safety seats are involved in the recall.
This recall involves Combi USA Inc. Centre, Centre ARB, and Shuttle (Model Numbers. 8065, 8074, 8086, 8087 and 8520) and associated Travel Systems containing Centre and Shuttle (Model Numbers. 4400, 4515, 4520), which are infant car seats with harness-height-adjustment systems and adjustable handles.
The recalled car seats were sold through Amazon.com and at baby-goods stores. Combi is urging customers to contact them for a free retrofit kit. For more information, visit www.combi-intl.com, or call Combi Consumer Relations Department at (800) 543-7734.