11245 - Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Car Seat


Product Description: This safety recall involves Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite Car Seats.  The recalled models were manufactured between: May 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009.

The model and manufacture date label can be located on the side, back or underside of the seat and the model sticker will say “Manufactured In”.
Note:  Actual label may be slightly different from the picture shown below but the information will be the same.  The picture of the car seat shows the area of concern that prompted the recall.
Manufacturer:   Dorel Juvenile Group     Columbus, IN   
Date Recall Posted: February 17, 2011

Summary of Recall:  Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG), in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety 1st child restraint systems.

Hazard: There is a potential for the harness adjustment strap to loosen during use.  If this were to occur, the harness may be loose around the child, possibly increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

What You Should Do: Dorel Juvenile Group will contact all registered owners and provide them with information on how to obtain a free repair kit.  Those not registered, please call Dorel Juvenile Group once you have your model number and manufacture date. 

The affected seats should NOT BE RETURNED to Meijer.

Consumers may visit http://www.djgusa.com/usa/eng/Safety-Notices to see if their child restraint is affected by this recall. Until consumers receive the free repair kit they can continue to use their current car seat as directed by the instruction manual. Please be sure to adjust the harness adjustment strap snugly each time you put your child in the child restraint as described in the instruction manual.

Consumer Contact Information: Consumers with further questions may e-mail the company at consumer@djgusa.com or call our toll-free number, 1-866-623-3139, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.