If you have a Combi USA child seat made before January 2013, check the model number! Apparently, there is a problem with the harness. Combi will notify registered owners and send out free harness replacement kits starting in February. Owners can contact Combi at (800) 543-7734.
Below is the full recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Models: 8220 (COCCORO), 8815 (ZEUS TURN), 8836 (ZEUS 360)
Production Dates: September 3, 2010 – December 5, 2012
Noncompliance: 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.
Corrective Action: 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.
NHTSA No.: 13C002000
Even if you do not have a Combi USA carseat, you can still check to see if there are complaints logged at The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site.