Baby car seats recalled: Is yours safe?


A Columbus, Ind. company has recalled about 447,000 infant car seat carriers after dozens of reports of its handle coming loose and posing a fall hazard.

The recall involves famous brands such as Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney. Priced between $120 and $220, the car seats were sold at department and juvenile product stores from January 2008 through this month.

Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. received at least three reports of injuries to infants including bumps, bruises and a head injury caused by the faulty handle, according to a joint release by the company, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Consumers can check the model number and manufacture dates on a label attached to the side of the car seat carrier to verify if their product is in good standing. The model numbers are listed at the CPSC release regarding the recall.

The government has instructed consumers to immediately stop using the car seat carriers handle until a repair kit has been installed. You can get your free kit by contacting Dorel at 866-762-3316.

The car seats were also sold as part of a travel system, and the government says that the strollers are not part of the recall.