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Why Thousands of Safety 1st and Maxi-Cosi Car Seats Are Being Recalled

Learn how to know if you have an affected item and what to do next to ensure your little one arrives at their destination safely.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Published March 10, 2023

If you’ve purchased a Safety 1st or Maxi-Cosi car seat over the past few years, you may need to take a couple of extra steps to ensure your little one is traveling from point A to point B safely. See more information about the Safety 1st and Maxi-Cosi car seat recall below.

Why has the recall been issued?

According to a recall notice by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the maker of Safety 1st and Maxi-Cosi car seats, Dorel Juvenile Group (Dorel), is recalling nearly 60,000 of its car seats due to issues with the car seat anchors. The lower seat anchors used to secure the car seat base may fail, allowing the seat to detach.

While Dorel says no incidents have been reported, the defect can cause the base and car seat to come loose in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

How do I know if my product is affected by the recall?

The following car seats with self-retracting latch systems, sold in the United States between 2020 to 2023, are included in the recall. You can see if your car seat is included in the recall by locating its model number and date of manufacture, which can be found on the label on the carrier shell or base.

  • Safety 1st onBoard 35 SecureTech (produced between May 1, 2022 to Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Maxi-Cosi Coral XP (produced between May 1, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico XP Max (produced between Jan. 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico XP (produced between Sept. 1, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico Luxe+ (produced between Jan. 1, 2022 to Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Maxi-Cosi Infant Base (produced between May 1, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2023)

What should I do if my product is recalled?

The NHTSA advises parents who own affected car seats to only secure their car seat with the vehicle belt restraint system until the seat is remedied. Dorel will mail a replacement base to registered car seat owners free of charge. Notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 7, 2023. Parents can contact Dorel customer service at 1-877-657-9546 or RetractableLatchRecall@djgusa.com.

This car seat recall is an important reminder to register your car seat so you can be notified in the event of recalls or safety issues. If you haven’t registered your car seat yet, you can do so on Safety 1st’s website or Maxi-Cosi website.

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