Infant Car Seats May Detach from Seat Base in Crash, Risking Injury to Babies

Hook may not correctly engage around pin, preventing carrier from securely attaching to base

Infant Car Seats May Detach from Seat Base in Crash, Risking Injury to Babies
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January 12, 2017

4moms has issued a recall for about 1,622 Self-Installing Rear-Facing Infant Car Seats, model number 1032, because they can detach from the seat base.

The affected car seats have a tight rivet, which can cause a coupling hook to not engage properly around the coupling pin. If this happens, the carrier does not attach securely to the base of the seat.

If the carrier is not properly attached, it can detach in a crash. This raises the risk of injury for the baby in the carrier.

The company will inform owners of the car seats and will replace the carrier portion of the seats for free. It is expected that the recall will start in mid-January 2017.

For more information, owners can reach 4moms Customer Service at (800) 614-6667.