HSRC Car Seat Recall List

  • Current Models List Updated:  September 23, 2019
  • Older Models List Updated:  September 23, 2019

– Download the current HSRC recall list –

A list of car seat recalls that are 10 or more years old is available HERE.

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About the HSRC Recall List

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) child restraint recall list identifies recalls and safety notifications for child restraint systems known by the HSRC as of the dates listed above. This list is updated by HSRC as soon as possible after recall notifications are announced. The recall list is divided into 2 section, each with its own index. The newer models list covers models manufactured in the last 10 years. The older models list covers models older than 10 years.

Child restraints are required to have labels indicating the manufacturer, model name and number, and date of manufacture. A child restraint should not be used if its recall status cannot be determined because the model name, model number, date of manufacture or manufacturer is not available.

While best efforts are made to include a comprehensive list of all models and dates included in the recall, more detailed information should be obtained through the manufacturer. If there are questions about a specific recall,  contact the manufacturer for clarification.

Instructions for using the HSRC recall list:

  • The recall list is available as 2 downloads. The current model list includes car seat recalls from the past 10 years. The older model list includes recalls that are 10 or more years old.
  • Find the manufacturer, model name, model number, and date of manufacture on the label of the child restraint. A child restraint should not be used if its recall status cannot be determined because the model name, model number, date of manufacture and/or manufacturer information is not available.
  • Look to see if the seat is included in a recall either by using the index or by browsing recalls by manufacturer (manufacturers are listed alphabetically). Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) products are indexed under each individual product line (Alpha Elite, Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st) as well as under the broader “Dorel” label.
  • If the restraint is included in the recall, inform the parent/caregiver of the recall information and refer them to the manufacturer for correction instructions and further information.
  • Encourage all parents/caregivers to register the seat with the manufacturer in case there is a recall issued on it in the future.

 

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