A Canada-wide recall has been issued by Canadian Tire for four models of child booster seats manufactured by Transtek Trading Co. Ltd., that Transport Canada says failed to meet certain safety regulations.
The recall affects just over 87,000 booster seats imported and sold by Canadian Tire under the brand names Kukuxumusu and Apramo.
According to Transport Canada, neither the Apramo nor the Kukuxumusu branded seats met stiffness requirements of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations, while the Kukuxumusu seats failed to meet flammability requirements.
No injuries have been reported as a result of the recalled products, but Transport Canada says if the seats fail to meet stiffness requirements there is an increased risk of injury in the event of the collision.
“Additionally, in the event of a vehicle fire, the fabric covers of the Kukuxumusu booster seats may not self-extinguish or may burn too quickly, accelerating the spread of the fire,” read a public notice on the Transport Canada website.
The specific models being recalled are:
- Apramo NB Booster Seat with model number 046-6045 (K11-1618CTC)
- Apramo NB Booster Promo with model number 199-5607 (K11-1631CTC)
- Kukuxumusu Kuku Booster Blue with model number 046-0735 (KU20143CM)
- Kukuxumusu Kuku Booster Pink with model number 046-0736 (KU20153CM)
Transport Canada says the Apramo models affected were manufactured between September 2013 and September 2015, while the Kukuxumusu models affected were manufactured between February 2013 and September 2015.
Customers of the affected product will be contacted by Canadian Tire and signs will be posted in stores alerting customers to the recall, Transport Canada said. Refunds will be issued to customers who return the recalled booster seats.