This list does not contain recalls that are more than 10 years old.
(Earlier recalls may be viewed by using the options available on the Child Seat Recalls Search page.)
Manufacturers of newer child seats provide “expiration” dates for their seats that typically range from six to eight years from the date it was manufactured.
Expiration dates are a way for manufacturers to provide consumers with guidance as to the expected “useful” life of their car seat.
To verify the age and expiration date look for the date of manufacture and the expiration date on the child seat or contact the child seat manufacturer for more detailed information.
The most recent recall was published on October 23, 2014.
This listing is managed by the Recall Management Division, Office of Defects Investigation Enforcement, and updated whenever the agency publishes a child seat recall, or when new information is added to a recall record.
Models: 8220 (COCCORO), 8815 (ZEUS TURN), 8836 (ZEUS 360)
Production Dates: September 3, 2010 - December 5, 2012
Noncompliance: Combi USA, Inc. (Combi) is recalling certain model 8220 (Coccoro) child restraints manufactured January 6, 2009, through December 5, 2012; model 8836 (Zeus 360) child restraints manufactured February 25, 2009, through May 24, 2012; and model 8815 (Zeus Turn) manufactured from July 15, 2007, through March 25, 2009. The harness webbing fails to meet minimum breaking strength requirements. Thus, these child seats fail to comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
Consequence: In the event of a crash, a child may not be remain adequately secured, increasing the risk of injury.
Corrective Action: Combi will notify registered owners and provide free harness replacement kits along with repair instructions. The recall began during January 2014. Owners may contact Combi at 1-800-543-7734 or visit their website at www.combi-intl.com. The seats can continue to be used until the kits are made available.
Notes: Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA No.: 13C002000
Models: 4400 (TRAVEL SYSTEMS), 4515 (TRAVEL SYSTEMS), 4520 (TRAVEL SYSTEMS), 8065 (CENTRE ARB), 8065 (CENTRE), 8065 (SHUTTLE), 8074 (CENTRE ARB), 8074 (CENTRE), 8074 (SHUTTLE), 8086 (CENTRE ARB), 8086 (CENTRE), 8086 (SHUTTLE), 8087 (CENTRE ARB), 8087 (CENTRE), 8087 (SHUTTLE), 8520 (CENTRE ARB), 8520 (CENTRE), 8520 (SHUTTLE)
Production Dates: October 19, 2005 - December 15, 2007
Defect: COMBI IS RECALLING 67,167 CENTRE, CENTRE ARB, AND SHUTTLE INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL NOS. 8065, 8074, 8086, 8087, AND 8520, AND ASSOCIATED TRAVEL SYSTEMS, MODEL NOS. 4400, 4515, AND 4520, THAT CONTAIN CENTRE AND SHUTTLE CAR SEAT MODELS. THIS RECALL INCLUDES THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION OF THESE MODELS FROM OCTOBER 2005 THROUGH DECEMBER 2007. IN THE EVENT OF A FRONTAL CRASH, THE CAR SEAT COULD POTENTIALLY BECOME SEPARATED FROM ITS BASE.
Consequence: SHOULD THE SEAT SEPARATE FROM THE BASE IN A CRASH, THE CHILD WILL NOT BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY.
Corrective Action: OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT COMBI TO OBTAIN A FREE RETROFIT KIT. UNTIL THE CAREGIVER RECEIVES THE FREE RETROFIT KIT, COMBI RECOMMENDS THAT THE CAR SEAT BE USED WITHOUT THE BASE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 3, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COMBI CONSUMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AT 1-800-543-7734 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.COMBI-INTL.COM.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA No.: 08C004000 [COMBI Safety Recall No.: 0208CTR-01]
Models: 8100 (AVATAR)
Production Dates: November 1, 2003 - May 31, 2004
Noncompliance: CERTAIN COMBI USA AVATAR CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINTS, MODEL NO. 8100. IN A VEHICLE CRASH, THE LATCH LOWER ANCHORAGE BELT ASSEMBLY CAN FAIL AND SEPARATE WHEN USED IN THE REAR-FACING MODE. THESE SEATS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.
Consequence: SHOULD THE LATCH FAIL IN A VEHICLE CRASH, THE CHILD COULD BE SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Corrective Action: COMBI WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REPAIR KIT. IN THE MEANWHILE, COMBI USA IS INSTRUCTING THE OWNERS TO ONLY USE THE SEAT WITH THE LAP BELT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY, 14, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COMBI AT 1-800-992-6624.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA No.: 05C001000 [COMBI Safety Recall No.: 0405AVA-01]