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
- Children's Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Expansion of December 19, 2014 recall
Learning Curve VIA I470C model child restraints
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.
|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.
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.
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.
Learning Curve Brands Inc.
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.