Expanded Recall: Learning Curve recalls VIA I470C model child restraints with various brand names

Starting date:
January 21, 2015
Posting date:
January 21, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-43459

Expansion of December 19, 2014 recall

Affected products

Learning Curve VIA I470C model child restraints

Product description

This recall involves various Learning Curve VIA I470C infant car seats with a manufacture date code ranging from April 2011 to March 2012.   The model number, item number, manufacture date code and the words “Learning Curve” appear on the sticker on the back of the products.  The brand name “The First Years” is found on the visor of the car seat, while the brand name “Lamaze” is found on the front of the car seat.

The following infant car seats are included in this recall:
Model number Item number Brand Name
VIA I470C Y11228C The First Years VIA Infant Car Seat - 1470C
VIA I470C Y11248C The First Years T230 c Wisp Elegance
VIA I470C Y11272C Lamaze LaMAZE Indigo Travel System
VIA I470C Y11282C Lamaze LaMAZE Indigo Travel System
VIA I470C Y11289C Lamaze LaMAZE Indigo VIA Infant Car Seat

Note that only the VIA I470C model car seats are being recalled for the travel systems; the strollers are not affected.

Hazard identified

Testing by Transport Canada’s compliance program has revealed that these products do not meet current head and chest injury limits.  These regulatory limits help ensure the safety of the child in the restraint system.  Additionally, it was found during a simulated crash test the adjustable recline foot might not remain in its installed position which might introduce slack in the vehicle seat belt or Universal Anchorage System (UAS) belt. In the event of a secondary collision, theoretically the loose seat could increase the risk of injury to the infant in the car seat or other people in the vehicle.

Neither Learning Curve nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these child restraints in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 6,117 of the recalled products were sold in Canada by various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2011 to March 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Learning Curve Brands Inc.
Dyersville
Iowa
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled child restraints and dispose of the car seats as per municipal guidelines, and in such a way that the product could no longer be used.

For more information, consumers can visit the Learning Curve website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.