RECALL: Combi Coccoro car seats for defective harnesses

Report Receipt Date: JUN 11, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13C002000
Component(s): CHILD SEAT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33,139
Child Restraints Brand NameModelProduction Dates
  • COMBI8220 (COCCORO)09/03/2010 – 12/05/2012
  • COMBI8815 (ZEUS TURN)02/25/2009 – 05/24/2013
  • COMBI8836 (ZEUS 360)08/10/2010 – 05/24/2012
Manufacturer: Combi USA, Inc.
SUMMARY:

Combi USA, Inc. (Combi) is recalling certain model 8220 (Coccoro) child restraints manufactured January 6, 2009, through December 5, 2012; model 8836 (Zeus 360) child restraints manufactured February 25, 2009, through May 24, 2012; and model 8815 (Zeus Turn) manufactured from July 15, 2007, through March 25, 2009. The harness webbing fails to meet minimum breaking strength requirements. Thus, these child seats fail to comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, “Child Restraint Systems.”

CONSEQUENCE:

In the event of a crash, a child may not be remain adequately secured, increasing the risk of injury.

REMEDY:

Combi will notify registered owners and provide free harness replacement kits along with repair instructions. The recall is expected to begin by February 6, 2014. Owners may contact Combi at 1-800-543-7734 or visit their website at www.combi-intl.com. The seats can continue to be used until the kits are made available.

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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