Chicco KeyFit Plus Infant Car Seat Recall [Australia]


Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Chicco KeyFit Plus Infant Car Seat Recall [Australia]Australia’s Power Brands recalls some Chicco KeyFit Plus Infant Car Seats fitted with Hemco Adjustable Tether Extension Straps due to operational failure, injury in the event of crash hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/DB5be

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1064193

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Infant Car Seats are subject to this recall:

  • 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

According to the ACCC, 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 vehicle crash). This is due to inadequate heat tempering and/or hardening of the metal parts. If the metal connecting hooks do indeed fail in the event of a collision, the performance of the Infant Car Seat may be impacted, increasing the risk of injury to the child.

If you believe you have purchased the recalled Infant Car Seat fitted with Hemco Adjustable Tether Extension Straps, please replace the Tether Straps as soon as possible. Check the batch number on the Hemco Extension Tether and if subject to recall, please contact the supplier who will arrange a replacement Tether Strap.

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ACCC PRA number: 2014/14371
Recalls Direct RIN: 4325-2014
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