Combi Recalls 39,000 Car Seats
About the Car Seat Recall
According to reports, the recall covers certain Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints with the model number 8220. Recalled units were manufactured from January 1, 2009 to June 29, 2016.
The problem was discovered during government testing. Government documents say that the issue occurs when the seats are installed in a forward-facing position and secured only with a vehicle lap belt.
Combi says in the documents that there is little to no risk in real-world crashes. It has no reports of injuries.
Combi will notify owners and send them a cover for the bottom of the seat that reduces the force on children’s chests.
Car Seat Statistics
According to information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries:
- Car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%; and to toddlers (aged 1–4 years) by 54% in passenger vehicles.
- Booster seat use reduces the risk for serious injury by 45% for children aged 4–8 years when compared with seat belt use alone.
- For older children and adults, seat belt use reduces the risk for death and serious injury by approximately half.