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NHTSA Recall 08C004000

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Agency:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Seats:  Combi Centre, Combi Shuttle

NHTSA Recall 08C004000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	08C004000
	
Child Restraint Brand Name / Model or Model No.: 	    	Production Dates:
    COMBI / 4400 (TRAVEL SYSTEMS) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 4515 (TRAVEL SYSTEMS) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 4520 (TRAVEL SYSTEMS) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8065 (CENTRE ARB) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8065 (CENTRE) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8065 (SHUTTLE) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8074 (CENTRE ARB) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8074 (CENTRE) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8074 (SHUTTLE) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8086 (CENTRE ARB) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8086 (CENTRE) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8086 (SHUTTLE) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8087 (CENTRE ARB) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8087 (CENTRE) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8087 (SHUTTLE) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8520 (CENTRE ARB) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8520 (CENTRE) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
    COMBI / 8520 (SHUTTLE) 	    	OCT 19, 2005 - DEC 15, 2007
Manufacturer: COMBI USA, INC 	Mfr's Report Date: FEB 28, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08C004000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: CHILD SEAT:BASE (INFANT)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 67,167
Summary:
COMBI IS RECALLING 67,167 CENTRE, CENTRE ARB, AND SHUTTLE INFANT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL NOS. 8065, 8074, 8086, 8087, AND 8520, AND ASSOCIATED TRAVEL SYSTEMS, MODEL NOS. 4400, 4515, AND 4520, THAT CONTAIN CENTRE AND SHUTTLE CAR SEAT MODELS. THIS RECALL INCLUDES THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION OF THESE MODELS FROM OCTOBER 2005 THROUGH DECEMBER 2007. IN THE EVENT OF A FRONTAL CRASH, THE CAR SEAT COULD POTENTIALLY BECOME SEPARATED FROM ITS BASE.
Consequence:
SHOULD THE SEAT SEPARATE FROM THE BASE IN A CRASH, THE CHILD WILL NOT BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY.
Remedy:
OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT COMBI TO OBTAIN A FREE RETROFIT KIT. UNTIL THE CAREGIVER RECEIVES THE FREE RETROFIT KIT, COMBI RECOMMENDS THAT THE CAR SEAT BE USED WITHOUT THE BASE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 3, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT COMBI CONSUMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AT 1-800-543-7734 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.COMBI-INTL.COM.
Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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