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RECALL: 447,000 Baby Car Seats

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, December 21st, 2009 at 3:54 pm in Babies & Tots, Health & Safety.

Recalled car seat Yikes. Some 447,000 infant car seats have been recalled by not just the manufacturer – Dorel – but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration too. Problem is, these car seats are meant to double as an infant carrier but the child restraint handle can loosen and come off. Some 77 families have reported incidents in which the handle came off – in three cases, babies actually fell and incurred bumps, bruises and a head injury. It’s a Dorel car seat, but it’s sold under the Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney brands, so you’ll need to match your model number and manufacturing date against the master list.

In other recall news, 700,000 packages of DayQuil were recalled because they lack child-resistant packaging.

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