Montreal, October 10, 2001 -- Dorel Juvenile
Group Canada is issuing a voluntary public notice regarding the
Safety 1st Fold-Up Booster Seat model numbers 173, 173A and 173B.
Approximately 200,000 units of these models were manufactured from
1994 through August 1999 and sold throughout Canada. The top half
of the seat insert can separate from the bottom half and a child
could fall and be injured. There have been no reports of injuries
in Canada. Booster Seats with models 173C and 173D, which have four
indentations on the bottom, are not included in this recall. The
model number is located on the back of the booster seat, inside
the left arm panel. The booster seat is made of blue plastic with
green and red arms and includes a yellow feeding tray. The seat
insert for the booster seat is made up of two halves that are press-fitted
together. They have a smooth surface bottom with no indentations.
Consumers should stop using the seat until they have received and
installed the free repair kit. This free kit can be order by contacting
Dorel Juvenile Group Customer Service at 1-866-405-8161 or by email:
Vice President, Product Development
© Copyright 2002, Dorel Industries, Inc.