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Child Passenger Safety
TECH REPORT - Summer 2002
Two Studies from
AAP Refines its
Child Restraint Use Partners for Child Passenger Safety
Recommendations High Injury Risk in Rear Seats fined, having jump seats or miniature bench seats.
In March, the American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP) issued its revised policy
statement, Selecting and Using the Most
Appropriate Car Safety Seats for Growing Children: Guidelines for Counseling
The new AAP statement covers issues
such as keeping infants rear-facing up to
at least age 1 and at least 20 pounds. It
advises keeping a child over age 1 rearfacing if he still fits within a rear-facing
CR in terms of weight and height. It emphasizes booster use until lap and shoulder belts fit correctly, and continues to
advise against the use of shield boosters for
children of any size. It advises caution regarding the use of active side-impact air
bags adjacent to the seats where children
sit and encourages families to consider
purchasing vehicles with built-in CRs. The
statement refers physicians to certified
CPS Technicians for technical advice.
For the complete text, see the AAP
SRN, March/April 2002
Are You Ready
for LATCH?
See pages 3 & 4
for product-related
Watch the NHTSA
for educational
materials to promote
and explain LATCH
of Smallest Pickups
A study from the Partners for Child
Passenger Safety Project concluded that
children riding in the back seats of compact
extended cab pickup trucks* have a much
higher risk of significant injury than children
in rear seats of larger extended cab pickups and other passenger vehicles. The risk
in “full-size” extended cabs is generally comparable to passenger cars. The lowest risks
were in the back seats of passenger vans.
The Partners project, a collaboration
of Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
and State Farm Insurance, examines
crashes involving children in post-1989
State Farm-insured vehicles in 15 states
and the District of Columbia. As a study
of insured families, this group is not representative of the entire U.S. population.
However, the project is the largest collection of detailed data on crashes involving
Contrary to the general rule that rear
seats are safer, in a crash the injury risk in
the front seat of pickups with compact extended cabs is strikingly lower than the risk
in the back seat. In the back seat of the
compact pickups with extended cabs, the
serious injury risk is 13 percent, as opposed to 1.6 percent in the rear seats of
passenger cars and only 0.9 percent in
vans. The risk of significant injury in the
front seat of compact extended cab pickups is 2.8 percent, slightly less than that
for front seats of passenger cars (2.9 percent). This increased risk in the back seat
was true for both restrained and unrestrained children.
The conclusion of the study: “The
compact extended-cab pickup truck does
not appear to be the optimal choice for a
family vehicle.”
*Definitions: The study’s definition of compact and full-size extended cab pickups is based
on gross vehicle weight, a maximum of 4,500
pounds for compact extended cab vehicles. For
CPS purposes, compact, full-size, and crew cabs
have different amounts of legroom and types of
seating. The compact extended cab is very con-
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The full-size cab has a somewhat deeper bench
seat in back and a rather thin seat back. The
crew cab is even larger. Intended for adults, a
crew cab has approximately the same space as a
compact four-door SUV.
“Rear Seating and Risk of Injury to Child Occupants by Vehicle Type,” Winston, F.K.,
Durbin, D.R., Kallan, M.J., Elliott, M.R., 45th
Annual Proceedings, 2001, AAAM, 847/8443880,
A Snapshot of Booster Use
The Partners for Child Passenger
Safety Project has released a study on
booster use by children between 2 and 8
years of age who were in crashes between
Dec. 1, 1998 and Nov. 30, 2000. “Trends
in Booster Seat Use Among Young Children
in Crashes” reported that, of 53,834 children
in that age group, 11.5 percent were using a booster seat at the time of the crash.
Approximately half of the children (many
of those in the 2-to-4 age range) were using shield boosters rather than belt-positioning boosters, although all of the vehicles they were riding in were made after
1989 and should have had shoulder belts
in the rear seat outboard positions.
Booster use peaked at age 3 and
dropped dramatically after age 4. During
the two years covered by the study, booster
use among 4- to 8-year-olds rose from 4
percent to 13 percent.
“Trends in Booster Seat Use Among Young
Children in Crashes,” Dennis R. Durbin, et
al, PEDIATRICS, December 2001. Contact:
Partners for Child Passenger Safety, Shannon
SRN, March/April 2002
Tether and LATCH Use Varies
with Combination Seats
New Vehicle Safety
Features for Children
LATCH-Tether Updates
AAA CPS Certification Update 5
Summer 2002
Tether & New Vehicle Safety Features for Children
LATCH Seen at the Seattle Auto Show: RAV4, also have the option, as do two
Some LATCH lower anchors were vans, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.
Use Vary ▲found
about 1.5 inches above the seat Rear-seat center shoulder belts: Slightly
With Combo Seats bight. This position is determined by less than 60 percent of passenger cars and
Combination seats use a harness for
the child under 40 pounds and convert to
a booster. In the harness mode, they have
tethers and most recent models can be used
with LATCH retrofit kits; they will come
with LATCH attachments as of September 2002. In the belt-positioning booster
(BPB) mode, LATCH anchors and tethers
are not needed because the vehicle lapshoulder belt, not the booster itself, restrains the child.
For the BPB mode, manufacturers’ instructions differ on use of LATCH. Anchoring the BPB can add stability when
the child climbs in and out. The anchors
also can hold the device in place when it
is not occupied. Safe Ride News surveyed
manufacturers for their recommendations:
Car Seat Specialty:
Remove the tether to convert to BPB mode.
Cosco/Eddie Bauer/Safety 1st:
Remove the tether when switching to BPB
mode. Do not use the Cosco LATCH retrofit
kit with BPBs (or shield boosters).
The tether MAY be used in the BPB, mode,
but it is not required. The Evenflo LATCH
kit is not for use with BPBs.
Both Graco and Century combination CR/
BPBs may be tethered when switching to BPB
mode, but tethering is not required.
The Graco-Century LATCH retrofit kit can be
used to stabilize a BPB, but also is not necessary. Some LATCH-ready combination seats
may have different instructions for LATCH attachment use with BPBs.
—Sue Miller Smith
SRN, Nov/Dec 2001
Child Passenger Safety TECH
REPORT is published quarterly by
the National Highway Traffic Safety
Articles are compiled with permission from copyrighted material
originally published by Safe Ride
News Publications, Shoreline, WA, in
the November/December 2001,
January/February 2002, March/April,
and May/June 2002 issues of Safe
Ride News, as well as one special
report from July 2002.
placing a standard “mock” CR in a
specified position on the vehicle seat.
The elevated position is likely due to
the slope of the cushion.
▲ Many LATCH anchors are behind vertical or horizontal slits in the rear cushion. Some are not obvious, but most are
marked with the little round logo. (illustrate).
▲ Some tether anchors were obvious, others not at all visible and apparently unmarked. It would be necessary to refer
to owner’s manuals. Some look like
cargo tie-down hardware or are simple
▲ Most right-side frontal air bags were
well marked, but the Dodge Caravan had
a seamless dashboard, and no visible
compartment cover.
▲ More vehicles seem to have a head restraint in the center rear position as well
as a three-point safety belt.
▲ Lower-cost luxury models appealing to
young, affluent families are coming with
features such as side-impact air bags that
may not be suitable for use with children (see owner’s manual).
Child safety features
Listings in NHTSA’s booklet, Buying
a Safer Car for Child Passengers, 2002,
show some positive trends. Most features
listed for 2002 model year vehicles (see
below) are voluntary, not mandated.
Some features available as standard equipment seem to be declining. This may be
due in part to increasing numbers of different models listed. There are 23 percent
more passenger car models listed, for instance. The listing also does not distinguish high volume family-style vehicles
from other models. Features include:
Air bag on/off switches: All light pickup
trucks except the Lincoln Blackwood offer on/off switches, but only half are standard equipment. Some passenger vehicles, primarily sports cars, have them
as standard equipment or options. Even
a few larger sedans, such as Toyota Camry
and Avalon, have them as options. A
number of SUVs, such as Mitsubishi
Montero, Lexus LX 470, and Toyota
about 25 percent of vans and SUVs have
center shoulder belts as standard equipment, down slightly from last year.
Built-in CRs: Offerings have declined
and almost all are options only.
Adjustable upper anchors (AUAs) for
shoulder belt in the rear seat: These
are standard equipment in only 19 percent of passenger car models this year,
down from 25 percent last year. For vans
and SUVs, the percent with AUAs declined sharply, to just under 50 percent.
Federally required features
Lower LATCH anchors: Almost 60 percent of passenger cars and 50 percent of
vans and SUVs have these as standard
equipment, up considerably since last year.
These are required to be in at least 50 percent of vehicles in the 2002 model year
and in 100 percent of passenger vehicles
starting in September 2002 (MY 2003).
Interior trunk releases: 89 percent of
passenger car models have releases, which
are mandated for vehicles with trunks
starting in the 2002 model year. (The list
does not distinguish sedans from station
wagons or hatchbacks.) The trunk release
also is installed in the Lincoln Blackwood
SUV, Chrysler PT Cruiser (listed as a
minivan), and is an option for Ford F-150
and Ranger pickups with hard cargo covers.
Editor’s Note
Center rear head restraints, back-seat
side air bags, and pickup trucks with fullsize rear seats are not listed in the NHTSA
NHTSA Booklet: Buying a Safer Car for
Child Passengers, 2002. View on NHTSA
website: Order in
quantity from the NHTSA Hotline, 888/
DASH-2-DOT (427-4236), or by fax: 301/
SRN Fact Sheet: Choosing a Vehicle for
Family Safety (emphasizes used car selection), one of a set of 21 reproducible fact
sheets, download order form from or call 800/4224121.
SRN, March/April 2002
Child Pasenger Safety TECH REPORT
Summer 2002
LATCH and Tether Update, July 2002
Child Restraint Updates
The following is a list of the most significant changes related to tethers and
LATCH that have occurred in the 18
months since the 2001 edition of Tethering Child Restraints Including LATCH
was published.
The next edition of Tethering Child
Restraints is planned for spring 2003.
Please use this list to update your current
New address: 13501 South Ridge Drive,
Charlotte, NC 28273, U.S. and Canada:
888/427-4829, 704/409-1700, Fax 704/
Britax is now recommending that
lower LATCH anchors NOT be used with
their child restraints (CRs) that use a harness for children over 48 pounds.
The Super Elite (FF harness CR up
to 80 pounds) must be tethered when used
by children 50–80 pounds. While the
tether comes with two hooks, only one is
needed, according to Britax. The Traveler Plus, which goes up to 105 pounds,
also requires a single tether anchor from
50–80 pounds and attachment of two
tether hooks above 80 pounds. Clip one
hook into a tether anchor directly behind
the CR and the other to an adjacent anchor.
The “Versa-tether” retrofit kit (part
number S800-900), for Roundabout,
Elite, and Freeway models, includes both
the tether strap and the D-ring connector
strap. The connector strap is also sold
separately for $4. The Tether Anchor Assembly (part number M007200) is available for $1.95 for use with the Roundabout, Elite, and Freeway Plus. An extra tether strap can be ordered for the
Handle with Care (Perfect Fit Tether
H400300) for $20.
RECALL: Advantage Model
E9022 manufactured 3/5/01–7/26/01. The
tether bracket may separate from the CR.
Call 888/427-4829 to receive a metal ring
kit replacement kit.
LATCH Retrofit Kit is available at no
charge for the Columbia Model 2000 by
calling 800/454-6612.
* To order the 2001 edition, contact Safe Ride News Publications, 206/364-5696, or
Dorel is the new corporate name for Cosco
Inc., Eddie Bauer, and SAFETY 1 st
brands. While the address is unchanged,
the new website address is
A LATCH Retrofit Kit (Model 02A01, $20) is available for use with Cosco,
Eddie Bauer, and Safety 1st infant and child
restraints with harnesses and manufactured
since 1995. LATCH is not to be used with
car beds, BPBs, or travel vests.
Cosco and Safety 1st recommend that
neither tether nor lower LATCH attachments be used with BPBs.
The Safety 1 st Forerunner, a
LATCH-ready restraint, used rearward (5–
35 pounds) and forward (22–40 pounds).
The same LATCH straps are used for both
rearward and forward installations. Cosco
Triad has been discontinued.
SecureRight System Retrofit Kit
(LATCH) can be used with Evenflo child
restraints manufactured since September
1999. The kit cannot be used with the On
My Way base or with the Joyride.
A top tether may be used, if desired,
with BPBs, but the LATCH retrofit kit may
not be used.
The Tether Strap Kit and the Tether Anchor Kit now include a tether strap with a
regular hook at the end to use in vehicles
having factory-installed tether anchors.
The 86-Y Harness should not be used
with a separate booster seat.
Fisher-Price has been out of the child restraint business since spring of 2001 but
continues to provide customer support for
their products. The tether kit for the Futura
is still available for $15.95.
Correction: the web address should be
“EZ LATCH Retrofit Kit”: A
Graco/Century retrofit kit for lower attachments, part number 8405, fits many (but
not all) Century and Graco CRs manufactured since September 1997. Check the
instructions; the kit does NOT work
with all models made since that time.
(For a list of model numbers, go to Some models
have a base that is too wide to access
Child Pasenger Safety TECH REPORT
LATCH anchors.
An older Century kit (part number
4025) can be used only
for Century child restraints manufactured
since September 1997. Its LATCH connectors are too long for the belt path on
some Graco CRs.
The two kits can be distinguished by
color: the Century-only kit has gray connectors, while the Graco/Century kit
(Model 8405) has shorter, red connectors.
A 40-inch tether extender (part number 4035) is available from Century for
$8 for use with any Century or Graco restraint that uses a tether.
Century allows use of both the tether
and lower LATCH attachments when a
combination restraint is used as a belt-positioning booster (BPB). The anchors help
stabilize the BPB but do NOT restrain the
A 40-inch tether extender (part number 4035) is available for $8 for use with
any Graco or Century CR that uses a
The Gorilla Postural Seat is LATCHcompatible. A LATCH retrofit kit is available upon request at no charge.
The Sit ’n Stroll 2003 will not allow tether
to be used in the rear-facing position.
Vehicle Updates
Some vehicle manufacturers have gone
the extra mile in providing safety and convenience to accommodate child restraints
in their newer models. Some offer more
than the required number of LATCH locations. Although all vehicles have not
yet been checked, sedans consistently
have tether anchor provisions for all rear
seating positions. Minivans and SUVs,
however, vary greatly in their configurations. Specific hardware installed may
depend on whether the vehicle has a bench
seat or captains chairs.
Extra tether anchors with LATCH
A lack of sufficient tether anchors can
pose a problem for parents who transport
three or more children, or who want the
children in the same seating row or in the
center seating position. Some model year
Summer 2002
Vehicle Update,
2002 vehicles do not
have a tether anchor for
the center position. They
include the Toyota Sienna and Highlander, Lexus RX300, Isuzu Trooper and
Rodeo Sport, Kia Sedona, and Jeep
Grand Cherokee. All these vehicles except the Sienna van have two tether anchors in the second row. All have a middle
seating position available, but do not offer a tether anchor in that location. The
Lexus 470 has three tether anchors in the
middle row, but none in the third seat.
SRN has learned that some manufacturers are not providing additional tether
retrofit kits for vehicles with LATCH. This
is because of increased burdens for testing to meet the LATCH requirements. In
some cases, seating positions without a
factory-installed tether anchor may be
retrofitable. Check with the vehicle manufacturer.
LATCH Standard Basics
FMVSS 225 specifies that all new passenger vehicles must have lower anchors for
the LATCH system installed starting September 1, 2002. The minimum requirement is upper and lower anchors (LATCH)
in at least two rear seating positions, with
an additional top tether in the middle if
the vehicle has a middle seating position.
Vehicles with three or more rows must
have at least one LATCH system installed
in the second row. If the vehicle has no
rear seats or insufficient space to accommodate a rear facing restraint and there is
an air bag on/off switch, then a LATCH
system must be installed in the front seat.
Small school buses under 10,000
pounds must have two lower anchorages
but not tether anchors. Top tether anchors
are not required in convertibles.
Audi dealers will provide and install tether
anchors free in any 1993- through 99model year Audi. They will also install
lower anchors (LATCH) free for model
year 1999–2001 of A4, A6, A8, and S8
vehicles and Road Quattros (2001–02).
RECALL: Cars, light trucks and SUVs
from June 1999–October 2000. Some vehicles do not have tether anchor usage instructions as required by FMVSS 225.
Call 800-853-1403 for an instruction addendum.
RECALL: PT Cruiser, made between 8/
99 and 10/00, right inboard LATCH an4
chor bar may have a diameter too large to
meet the standard size. Dealers will inspect and replace for free if necessary.
Contact dealership or (if necessary) 800/
Windstar (2002): Tether anchors have
been moved to the back of the seat instead
of underneath. The new design is easier
to use and does not require twisting the
tether strap.
Explorer and Mountaineer (2000–01, 4Door): The squared O-shaped rings behind the rear seat are not identified as the
tether anchors in the 2000 owners manual.
The rings have been tested and are the
anchors. The rings closest to the seat back
should be used for the outboard seating
positions. For a CR in the center, one of
the rings at the back of the cargo area
should be used. The 2001 model has three
tether anchor rings.
Pickup F-250 (2000–01): The tether anchor kit for the F-250 extended cab does
not have accurate instructions. In addition, the 2001 model does not have marks
for anchor locations. For those vehicles
with three weld nuts and locator tab slots
(a rounded rectangular hole under the weld
nut) in the back panel, remove the seat
backs, screw the bolt into the weld nut,
and replace the seat back. The locator tab
will slip into the locator slot and will hold
the loop straight up while the bolt is tightened. The weld nut is self-tapping, and
will require some effort to tighten. Vehicles with J-nut holes (square holes 1.5
inches to the side of the anchor hole)
should use the kit for the 1999 F-250 as it
includes J-nuts. Two kits are needs for
anchoring one or two child safety seats;
three kits for three seats.
Chevy Silverado (2000–01): When tethering one or two CRs in the outboard seat,
the top tether(s) should be attached to the
center tether anchor loop after passing the
strap through the loop directly behind. A
CR placed in the middle should be tethered to either outboard position.
Geo Metro and Geo Sprint (1989–99):
Correction to Tethering Child Restraints,
2001 edition. Both have tether anchor retrofit kits available. There are no retrofit
kits available for any Chevrolet Corvettes.
LATCH non-compliance ruling (not a
recall at this time): A NHTSA ruling (Dec.
7, 2001) regarding 2001 model year
Child Pasenger Safety TECH REPORT
For a LATCH Primer, go to
Pontiac Aztek and Montana, Chevrolet
Venture, Oldsmobile Silhouette (UVans): Lower anchor bars may have a
larger or smaller diameter than called for
in FMVSS 225. Variations mean that rigid
LATCH connectors on CRs may not fit
onto the bars, particularly the oversized
Correct phone number: 800/255-6727.
Sentra: The 1990–99 4-door Sentra has 3
weld nuts in the rear filler panel, instead
of factory installed tether anchors listed
incorrectly in the tether manual. The part
number is 88894-89900.
There has been some confusion as to the
correct tether anchor part number for
Toyotas. Tethering Child Restraints (2001
edition) lists the correct part number,
73709-12010. This part is listed only as a
“bracket” in the parts catalog, but is actually a one-piece part including the bracket,
bolt and spacer, selling for around $12.
This new part supercedes the old part
(number 04731-22012) called “CRS Kit,”
which included a locking clip, the bolt and
spacer, but no anchor bracket. (An anchor
bracket from the CR manufacturer was
needed for installation of the old kit.)
Echo (2000–01): The dealer will upgrade
the tethers anchors at no charge upon request. The tether anchors passed FMVSS
225 and the minimum standards required
by the 2001 New Car Assessment Program, but “did not perform to Toyota’s
high standards.” Owners were notified by
Toyota. Call 1-800-331-4331 for more information.
RAV4 (1999–2000): Although the
owner’s manual states otherwise, there is
no tether anchor retrofit kit for these two
years. The 1998 model has a retrofit kit
(universal part number) and the 2001 has
factory-installed tether anchors as part of
Volkswagen dealers will install tether anchors for free on its model year 1993–99
vehicles and will retrofit LATCH anchors
on all 1999 and newer Passats at no charge.
SRN, Tethering Child Restraints,
Including LATCH: Special Update, 7/02
Summer 2002
Graco SnugRide Infant Seat
SnugRide Infant CRs
equipped with a base and made between
Aug. 31, 1999, and Feb. 28, 2002, are
being recalled. Almost 919,000 seats are
The metal hooks and U-bars that attach the carrier to the base may be missing. Components of either the base or the
seat may be missing. This would allow
the CR to become detached from the base
in a crash. Consumers should download
from (recalls are under
“Customer Service”) to find out if their
unit is affected or call 800/664-5246.
Model numbers are: 7493G9,
7493RS, 7497HL, 7497SY, 7499LK,
7499N2, 841101, 841102, 841103,
841203, 8412T02, 8457D5, 8457DVB,
8457F3, 8457GP, 8457IND, 8457MA,
8457MV, 8457RG, 8457TMJ, 8457TMP,
8457YL, 8458A5, 8458AE, 8458B7,
8458D8, 8458FKB, 8458HE, 8458HH,
8458KY, 8458N5, 8459VL, 8460LV,
8462HAV, 8462JAM, 8471UVB,
8472BLW, 8472BRN, 8472CYP,
8472GMP, 8472MAD, 8472YL,
8474HAB, 8474MEL, 8476VIN,
8477HAV, 8477JAM, 8477NGS, and
NOTE: Bases purchased separately
through Graco Customer Service may not
have a model number on the list but should
be inspected (using the instruction sheet
mentioned above).
Graco urges consumers to continue
to use the infant restraint without the base
while awaiting the repair kit.
Evenflo Triumph
Over 28,000 Triumph Convertible
Child Restraints made between October
2001 and January 2002 with model numbers that begin with “264” are being recalled.
Slide loop connectors, part of the internal harness system, may not be sufficiently strong to secure the occupant.
Parents should continue to use the seat
while waiting to receive the repair kit and
install it, because it will still provide better protection than an adult seat belt or
no restraint.
For more information and a free repair kit, contact Evenflo at 800/425-1967,
or log onto and
click on the “Registration” link.
AAA: CPS Certification Update
Certification Changes for 2003
For the 2003 hands-on component of
the four child safety seat configurations
(forward-facing convertible, rear-facing
convertible, rear-facing infant, booster), at
least one of the configurations must include tether or LATCH.
For technician instructors, the “teaching hours” requirement has also been
modified for 2003. A maximum of six hours
of the 16-hour teaching requirement can
be used for instructor candidate monitoring. Documentation should include the
class agenda and copies of the candidates’
evaluation forms. However, teaching hours
CANNOT come from the same class.
Recertification Process
If you do not receive your re-certification test packet within 90 days prior to
your certification expiration date, please
contact AAA at 407/444-7958.
Board Applications Open for 2003,
Due by September 20
Now is the time to apply for a position on the National CPS Board. The board
members volunteer for two-year terms.
Submit applications by September 20.
Open board positions:
1) representative of an organization
serving a diverse population
2) employee of a state injury prevention
3) a person working in a local, state, or
national public health organization
4) representative of a national nursing
5) CPS advocate
For more information and the application,
see the board website:
or contact Carole Guzzetta at, 202/296-6263.
Child Pasenger Safety TECH REPORT
Peg Perego Infant Restraints
Martinelli Primo Viaggio with base,
Pliko Travel System, Primo Viaggio System, Atlantico System, and Atlantico Trek
System SNG. Over 55,162 infant car seats
made from May 20, 2001, through Feb.
15, 2002.
The harness may not stay snug.
When the upholstery is snapped to the
plastic cover over the A-Loc (pull-type)
adjuster, tension on the upholstery due to
the child’s weight may prevent the A-Loc
from being fully engaged. The company
will provide instructions for removing the
plastic cover and will then send a new
cover to owners. Call Peg Perego toll-free
at 877/ 737-3468 or visit
SRN, March/April 2002
Xportation Safety Concepts (XSCi)
Pioneered Rear-Facing Child Seat
Air bag-compatible Pioneered CRs
made by XSCi from February 1 to March
7, 2002 were recalled for failure of the
latch that holds the cradle into the deflector-base.
The company offered purchasers a
free replacement seat (from another manufacturer) while the Pioneered seats were
being repaired. XSCi indicates that all
seats that had been sold or distributed to
stores have been retrieved for repair. Contact XSCi at 800/630-6850 with any questions.
Designer 22 Infant Car Seats, Dorel
Juvenile Group:
Dorel has recalled about 26,000 infant-only seats under Safety 1st and Beatrix
Potter brand names. The carry handle can
release during use, which could flip an
unbuckled baby onto the ground.
Seats made between Jan. 3, 2002, and
Feb. 13, 2002, with model numbers/color
codes 02-621-SAL, 02-620-AZY and 02620-BEA are included. These seats were
not sold in Canada.
These seats can continue to be used
as car restraints but should not be used as
carriers until repaired. For a free repair
kit, contact Dorel at, by
fax at 800/207-8182, or by calling 800/
536-1090 (7–5 Eastern Time, Mon.Thurs.; 7–4:30, Fri.).
SRN, May/June 2002
Summer 2002
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