Friday, February 21, 2003
|Contact: Tim Hurd
Telephone: (202) 366-9550
NHTSA Announces Safety Recall
Of Gorilla, Spelcast Child Restraints
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced a safety recall of tether kits for Snug Seat, Inc., child safety seats.
The recall involves 1,146 tether anchor kits for the Gorilla child safety seat, model number 200-1000, and Spelcast child safety seat, model number 600-1000, manufactured between July 26, 2002, and Jan. 15, 2003. This kit enables the purchaser to mount a tether anchor in a vehicle that is not already equipped with an anchor.
The tether anchor kit contains a washer that does not comply with the salt spray requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, “Child Restraint Systems.” The child safety seats are sold only through Durable Medical Equipment Dealers for use by children with special needs. The part number of the tether anchor kit is FW-50250-12-ZY.
Snug Seat will automatically mail free metal ring kits and repair instructions to registered customers. Customers can also contact Snug Seat at 800-336-7684 to request a free repair kit. Customers should continue using their seats pending receipt of the replacement parts.
For more information, owners should call the above number or write to Snug Seat, Inc., 12801 East Independence Boulevard, Stallings, NC 28105.
Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign may call NHTSA’s toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at DASH-2-DOT (888) 327-4236.
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