If you own a Safety 1st rear-facing infant child restraint, there is a chance it has been recalled. According to Circle of Moms, certain models were sold without the seat base with the lower anchors and tethers (LATCH), which is mandatory to meet federal safety standard requirements.
A a result, Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a voluntary recall involving certain Safety 1st rear-facing infant child restraints.
Click below for the affected models:
The models affected are IC123 FSM Comfy Carry Infant Child Restraint and IC124 FSM OnBoard 35 Infant Child Restraint, which were manufactured from May 1, 2011 through April 25, 2012.
All registered owners will be contacted by DJG with information on how to get a free infant base with LATCH. DJG says that the child restraints may continue to be used “as described in the instruction manual” until the LATCH is obtained.
If you’re unsure if your seat is included in the recall, you can also go to DJG’s website to help determine if your model is affected. You can also call 1-877-416-8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until consumers receive their free base with LATCH they can continue to use their infant child restraint as described in the instruction manual. The affected infant child restraints should not be returned to where it was obtained. DJG encourages consumer to obtain the free base with LATCH by clicking on the link below, calling us at 1-877-416-8111 Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM or sending us an email at email@example.com.