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BASIC COMFORT 961 Car Seat Recall - Campaign #98C036000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

1998 BASIC COMFORT 961 CAR SEAT RECALL - #98C036000

RECALL FOR CHILD SEAT

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Car Seat 1998 BASIC COMFORT 961
Manufacturer BASIC COMFORT, INC.
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 10/29/1998
Influenced by OFFICE OF VEHICLE SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE
Owners Notified on 10/15/1998
# Affected 41,906
Recalled for CHILD SEAT
Description EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: BOOSTER SEAT, MODELS 960 AND 961 (WITH BACK). THESE SEATS DO NOT MEET THE CHEST ACCELERATION REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."
Consequences IMPROPER PLACEMENT OF THE SHOULDER BELT PORTION OF THE VEHICLE'S BUILT-IN SAFETY HARNESS SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN EXCESSIVE FORCES ON THE CHEST OF THE BOOSTER SEAT OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Corrective action A REVISED INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKLET WILL BE PROVIDED TO OWNERS OF THESE BOOSTER SEATS.
Notes OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE REVISED INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKLET WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BASIC COMFORT AT 1-800-456-8687.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).( PREVIOUS RECALL NUMBER 98E036000)
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