Harness Components Fail Strength Tests
Combi USA has issued a recall of nearly 33,000 car seats because one of the components has failed strength tests.
Product descriptions: This recall focuses on Combi Coccoro, Zeus Turn and Zeus 360 car seats. The models included in this recall are as follows:
- Coccoro Model 8220, manufactured between Jan. 6, 2009 and Dec. 5, 2012
- Zeus Turn Model 8815, manufactured between July 15, 2007 and March 25, 2009
- Zeus 360 Model 8836, manufactured between Feb. 25, 2009 and May 24, 2012
Where/when it was sold: These recalled car seats were sold at a variety of stores and online between 2007 and 2012.
Reason for the recall: There have been no injuries reported, but Combi found the harness straps were weakened by a plastic button, so in the event of a crash, children may not be properly protected.
What you need to do: Consumers can continue using the car seats, but should contact Combi immediately for a free repair kit, which comes with detailed instructions.
Company information: You can contact Combi at 800-543-7734. You can also view the instructions for the repair online and, in the coming days, should be able to order a repair kit online via the same website.