Clek Liing and Liingo Infant Car Seats – Broken canopy stay may create choking hazard

Motor Vehicle Safety
Information: 1-800-333-0371

TP 14566 – Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2022-P01 E
January 14, 2022


Manufacturer and Importer:

Clek, Inc.
226 Lesmill Road
Toronto, ON M3B 2T5


Consumer Contact:



Models Affected:

Model Name: Clek Liing
Model Numbers: LG19C1
Dates of Manufacture: May 1, 2019 to September 14, 2020
Number of Units: 3,410

Model Name: Clek Liingo
Model Numbers: LGO20C1
Dates of Manufacture: May 20, 2020 to September 14, 2020
Number of Units: 251


Geographical Distribution:

Across Canada



Clek Inc. has found that the canopy stay (plastic rod) in the center of the canopy on some car seats can break if forcefully bent and leave behind a small plastic part, which an infant could put it into their mouth.

This notice only affects Clek Liing and Liingo infant car seats made before September 15, 2020.

Figures 1. Location of the canopy stay on the infant car seat
Figures 2. Location of the canopy stay on the infant car seat

Figures 1 and 2. Location of the canopy stay on the infant car seat

Safety Risk:

Infants could choke on a small piece of the canopy stay taken from the seat.

Clek told Transport Canada about this issue after receiving reports of a child in the U.S. grabbing a piece of the canopy stay, after it had broken off.

So far, Transport Canada hasn't received similar reports from Canadian infant car seat owners. There are currently no reports of choking or any other any injury in either Canada or the U.S.

Company Action:

Clek has designed a canopy stay made of a stronger and more flexible material. The company will provide affected infant car seat owners with a kit to replace the canopy stay.

All Clek Liing and Liingo infant car seats made on or after September 15, 2020, already have the new part.

Consumer Recourse:

Clek will notify all registered owners of affected car seats. This notice will explain the issue and include instructions for how to get a free kit to fix the issue.

If you haven't registered your infant car seat, or if you've moved, contact Clek to get a free repair kit. Make sure you have this information on hand when you contact Clek:

  • your infant car seat's serial number
  • its date of manufacture and
  • your updated mailing address.

You can contact Clek:

Clek has said that it is safe to use your infant car seat while waiting to receive a kit to fix the issue.

Once you receive the kit, replace the original canopy stay with the replacement part by following the included instructions. Don't return your car seat to a store or to Clek.