Harmony Juvenile Products and Transport Canada have recalled V7 Convertible Deluxe Car Seat (Model# 0302001TNC), as testing revealed the seats currently do not comply with The Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations.
During crash testing, the bolts securing the base of the V7 Convertible Deluxe Car Seat to the backrest tore through. Any exposed sharp or protruding edges could pose a potential injury risk to a child.
The connectors on the V7 were also too wide to fit the designated checking device, leading to possible difficulty securing the lower connector system. Both registered and non-registered customers are advised to request new, compliant lower connector systems.
Customers with registered seats will receive the required parts and installation instructions to modify their car seats. Non-registered users should contact Harmony Juvenile Products’ customer service department (1-877-306-1001) to receive the instruction pack.
Transport Canada and Harmony Juvenile Products have stressed that safety is compromised without the structural modification.
From December 7, 2011 to November 2, 2012, approximately 9,300 of the affected seats were sold in Canada.