When tested as complete child restraint systems, they do fully comply with federal standards. But webbing in the restraints, when tested independently, do not meet federal standards.
The webbing used on the harness of the affected child restraints has an embedded plastic button that keeps the buckle tongues from sliding into the recesses of the restraint. The webbing with the embedded plastic button, when tested independently from the child restraint system, does not meet the minimum breaking strength in accordance with Federal Motor Vehicle Standard No. 213.
The embedded plastic button affects the overall strength of the seat belt assembly, and in turn could potentially affect the overall performance of the child restraint in the event of a crash, according to Combi's recall notice.
Combi has not received reports of accidents or injuries.
Consumers are encouraged to continue use of the Coccoro, Zeus Turn and Zeus 360 child restraints while awaiting a remedy kit provided by the company. These child restraints, when tested as a complete child restraint system, do fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Standard 213.
The following model numbers are affected:
- Combi Coccoro Child Restraint Model Number: 8220 (Manufacture Dates: January 6, 2009 - December 5, 2012)
- Combi Zeus Turn Child Restraint Model Number: 8815 (Manufacture Dates: July 15, 2007 - March 25, 2009)
- Combi Zeus 360 Child Restraint Model Number: 8836 (Manufacture Dates: February 25, 2009 - May 24, 2012)
The model number information can be found on the underside of the units.
All registered owners of those products are being sent recall notifications.
All registered owners of the affected Coccoro, Zeus Turn and Zeus 360 should register for the free remedy kit online at CombiUSA Safety Notifications/Recall Information or call the recall information line at (844) 697-1690.
These kits will be available on or before February 6, 2014. This kit contains harness webbing without the embedded plastic button. Detailed instructions for this remedy will be included with the kit and are also available online at CombiUSA Safety Notifications/Recall Information. This repair will take less than 30 minutes to complete.
Again, consumers are encouraged to continue use of the Coccoro, Zeus Turn and Zeus 360 child restraints while awaiting the remedy kit. These child restraints, when tested as a complete child restraint system, do fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Standard 213.
Consumers can call the Combi recall information line at (844) 697-1690 with questions concerning this notice. The model and manufacture date from your restraint is required when calling.