Evenflo Company, Inc. – Secure Kid 400 incorrect French label

TP 14566 — Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2013-P04 E
August 7, 2013

Road Safety
Information: 1-800-333-0371

Importer and distributor:
Evenflo Company, Inc.
2 Robert Speck Parkway
Mississauga, ON L4Z 1H8

Consumer Contact:

Models affected:
Secure Kid 400 (Model Numbers 30811269C and 30821269C)

Dates of manufacture:
January 11 , 2012 to July 18, 2013

Number of Units
Approximately 1325

Geographic distribution:
Across Canada


Evenflo Company, Inc. and Transport Canada wish to inform the public of an incorrect French label affixed to the Secure Kid 400 booster seat.

When using the Securekid400 as a belt-positioning booster seat, the French labelling on the product incorrectly instructs consumers to pass the shoulder portion of the vehicle seat belt through the lower lap-belt guide.  The English label correctly instructs users to route the lap portion of the vehicle seat belt through that guide.

Safety Risk:

In a vehicle crash, if consumers had incorrectly routed the vehicle seat belt by passing the shoulder portion through the lower lap belt guide as stated on the French label, a piece of the lower lap belt guide could break and/or separate from the restraint.  This could expose a sharp edge which may injure a child occupant or caregiver. The Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations do not allow restraint systems and booster seats to have exposed sharp edges and/or protruding surfaces after a crash test. There have been no reports from consumers of broken or separated lower lap-belt guides.

Consumer Recourse:

All registered consumers will receive new product labelling and instructions on how to affix the labelling.  Non-registered owners of affected car seats, or owners who have moved, should visit www.evenflo.com for more information, or contact Evenflo Company, Inc. by phone at 937-773-3971 to register and receive instructions regarding obtaining the product labelling kit.