Recall for 60,000 child car seats

MORE than 60,000 child care seats sold in Australia were recalled on Tuesday, after testing revealed anchor kits and brackets on the seats could fail in car crashes.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released a statement which said the car seats, imported by Hemco, had been sold in Australia since April.

But the anchor kits and brackets sold with the seats, mainly for use in older cars, station wagons and four wheel drives, were found to be faulty in collision tests.

Car seats sold under the major brands Tomy Australia, IGC Dorel and Como Baby were among those seats being recalled.

The ACCC said the affected products were stamped with a batch number 022 or 023, and all other products from those companies were not recalled.

For more information, or to tell if you have one of the faulty seats, go to: www.recalls.gov.au

If you find that you have an affected anchor kit or bracket, stop using it immediately.

If you do not know where it was purchased, call Hemco Industries on 1300 065 057 or email: service@hemco.com.au to arrange to receive a replacement product.



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