After almost two weeks of discussion on social media the maxi Cosi Euro A2 child restraint is to be recalled after parents found the straps of the model could dangerously loosen while driving.
RAA spokeswoman Belinda Maloney said the safety flaw in the A2 model could allow a child to be ejected from the seat.
Dorel spokeswoman Sharyn Perry said the product was phased out in March but some retailers could still have some for sale.
The Consumer watchdog Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it would investigate concerns with the Dorel models.
Melinda Spiteri from the RACV said they were disappointed an uncertified child restraint model was on sale in Australia. To me more disapponting is there is no mention of the fault harness issue...
The Disappointing thing is this whole saga is that despite discussion on Facebook for close on two weeks, very little action appeared to be taken on the issue despite motoring authorities being aware of the issue.
It is wonderful now that the ABC have brought this to the attention of the general public about the maxi cosi recall and not just people who connect with social media.
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Temporary solution from dorel
The solution being proposed is to unclip the cover and rethread the tightening strap so that it does not goe through the intended hol in the fabric but is threaded underneath.
I urge everyone that has been impacted by the issues relating maxi cosi whether it is the faulty harnes or the un-certified A4 child restraint to go to productreview and write a review so future parents are aware of the issues and the how this whole matter has been handled
Summary Maxi Cosi Recall
The temporary solution being proposed is just a solution which does not address all of the issues, no one can tell us which batch is impacted by the faulty harness, and would want to risk your child not knowing it is 100% safe. Review the maxi cosi euro today. The final solution was to release a new maxi cosi carseat called the MAxi Cosi Euro NXT. This Seat was tested and approved by SAI Global as an A4 extended rear facing baby car seat. Unfortunately the A4 turnaround marker is marker is only slightly hier than the A2 shoulder height marker on the MAxi Cosi Euro.