Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. has issued a product defect recall for about 447,000 baby car seat carriers after many reports of the child restraint handle coming loose and infants falling and getting injured. According to an Associated Press news report, at least three infants have been injured. They have sustained bumps, bruises and even head injuries. The Indiana-based manufacturer of the car seats has also gotten 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the products.
This recall involves several brands of car seats, commonly sold in retail outlets, including Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney. The defective car seat carriers were sold at department and children’s product stores all over the United States from January 2008 to December 2009. This recall is being conducted by Dorel, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
According to the CPSC, unintentional falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in children younger than 14 years of age. In 2007, 107 fall-related deaths in children younger than 15 years occurred and 70 of those deaths involved children younger than 5 years. More than 2.4 million children younger than 15 years were hospitalized because of fall-related injuries in 2001. Children younger than 5 years represented the largest proportion of those visits.
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