Certain Combi Car Seats Are Unsafe in Forward Facing Position

About 39,000 car seats are potentially affected by this recall

Certain Combi Car Seats Are Unsafe in Forward Facing Position
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July 29, 2016

Combi USA has issued a recall for potentially unsafe child car seats.

The manufacturer's recall applies to certain Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints, model number 8220. When the Coccoro car seat is installed in a forward facing position and only secured with the vehicle's lap belt, excessive force may be transmitted to the car seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

In the event of a crash, the seat occupant is at an increased risk of injury.

This condition puts these child seats in violation of the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

This recall does not affect the use of the Coccoro child restraint when it is installed in a rearward-facing position.

The company believes that about 39,000 car seats are potentially affected.

Combi will notify owners, and provide them with a cover to be added to the bottom of the seat, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Combi customer service at (888) 232-3294.