Dorel Australia have issued a recall on TWO of their popular Maxi-Cosi Convertible Car Seats over safety concerns.
The Maxi Cosi Recall related to Maxi Cosi Euro Convertible Car Seats (2 height markers) which were manufactured and sold nationally between 16 September 2014 to the 12 March 2015.
In some instances, the fabric around the harness adjuster mechanism may get caught in the mechanism, allowing the shoulder harnesses to loosen without lifting the harness adjuster. If the harness is loosened the child restraint is no longer effective in restraining the child in the event of an accident or sudden braking, increasing the risk of injury to the child.
The seats have been sold through Baby Bunting, Bubs Baby Shops, My Baby Warehouse, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Independent Specialty retailers across Australia.
Customers need to identify if they have Euro A2 with a date of manufacture between 16 September 2014 to the 12 March 2015. Dorel will provide consumers with a free replacement trim for affected car seats. The old trim will be returned to Dorel and not the retailer.
As an interim solution, please ensure that the harness adjuster is free of any impediments when fitting a child into the restraint. For further information on identifying the date of manufacture please visit the IGC Dorel website www.maxi-cosi.com.au
To arrange a replacement car seat cover please email customer [email protected] or call 1300 809 526
The Maxi-Cosi Euro A4 model (Rearward facing to 30 months) convertible child restraint has been released to the market despite NOT having received the AS/NZS1754 Standard certification. This is legally required by the company before the sale and use of children’s restraints in Australia.
Certifying body SAI Global have advised that although the restraints clearly show a certification mark, the product has not completed its certification and therefore is not allowed ot be used in Australia.
Dorel Australia have since removed the Maxi-Cosi A4 car seats with three height markers from sale until the certification is complete.
For anyone who has one of these child restraints, we strongly recommend you stop using this device until it has been certified. For anyone who cannot wait for the seat to be certified, we would recommend you return to the place of purchase and ask for a full refund.
If you’ve got a Maxi Cosi Euro A2 or A4 – please watch below video for more clarification and don’t hesitate to contact Dorel’s Customer Care Hotline on 1300 809 526!