Australia’s Power Brands Pty Ltd recall Chicco KeyFit Plus Infant Car Seat fitted with Hemco Adjustable Tether Extension Straps. The metal hooks may deform or break increasing the risk of injury to the child.

PRA number: 2014/14371

Date published: 14th October 2014

Product description

Hemco Adjustable Top Tether Extension Strap that connects the car seat tether to the in-car anchor point. Supplied with the Chicco KeyFit Plus Infant Car Seat; the Chicco KeyFit In-car Base; and as a stand-alone part.

Identifying features

Hemco Tether supplied with Chicco KeyFit Plus Infant Car Seat Graphica #37904.46.42
Tether Batch No. 0252

Hemco Tether supplied with Chicco KeyFit Plus Base #3790020.98
Tether Batch No. 0248

Hemco Tether supplied alone #1807004
Tether Batch No. 0248

What are the defects?

The metal connecting hooks at either end of the Hemco Adjustable Tether Strap may deform or break under load stress (as may be experienced in a collision). This is due to inadequate heat tempering/hardening of the metal parts.

What are the hazards?

If the metal connecting hooks fail in the event of a collision, the performance of the car restraint may be impacted, increasing the risk of injury to the child.

Dates available for sale

  • 25th July 2014 – 15th October 2014

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

My Baby Warehouse
Harvey Norman Big Buys
Baby Junction
MiniMee
ToysRUs

Supplier

Australia’s Power Brands Pty Ltd

Supplier’s web site

http://www.chicco.com.au/

What should consumers do?

The tether strap should be replaced as soon as possible. Check the Batch No. on the Hemco Extension Tether and if affected contact the supplier who will arrange a replacement tether strap.

Australia’s Power Brands Pty Ltd
+61 2 8543 5570
[email protected]

 

 

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