4moms, in cooperation with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has issued a recall for certain self-installing car seats due to detach risk.
The recall states a potential issue with the infant carrier’s coupling hooks – the hooks that lock the carrier into the base. In some carriers, the coupling hooks have been improperly riveted, potentially causing them to stick and fail to attach to the car seat base.
If the infant carrier does not properly attach to the base, the carrier can detach in a crash or abrupt stop, increasing the risk of injury for the child.
The recall pertains to car seats manufactured between July 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016.
To determine if your 4moms self-installing car seat is affected, click here. If affected, the company will replace your carrier at no charge.
While you are waiting for your replacement carrier, you can use your current carrier once you’ve manually checked that the hooks on the carrier lock into the base. To confirm that the carrier has locked into the base, lift up on the carrier handle to ensure it’s secure before every ride. Click here to watch how this is done.
If you have any questions regarding this recall, please reach out to 4moms' Customer Care Team at 1-888-614-6667 during business hours (Mon-Fri; 9 AM – 5 PM ET).
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