Combi recalls child car seats for risk of chest injuries

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DETROIT (AP)-- Combi USA is recalling more than 39,000 car seats because they can transmit too much force to a child's chest in a crash.

The recall covers certain Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints with a model number of 8220. They were manufactured from Jan. 1, 2009 to June 29, 2016.

Government documents say the problem happens when the seats are installed in a forward-facing position and secured only with a vehicle lap belt.

The problem was discovered in government tests. Combi says in the documents that there is little to no risk in real-world crashes. It has no reports of injuries.

Combi will notify owners and send them a cover for the bottom of the seat that reduces the force on children's chests. Distribution of the covers started on July 11.

Recall product identification
Brand Model Model Number Description
Combi Coccoro 8220104 Hazelnut
Combi Coccoro 8220105 Licorice
Combi Coccoro 8220102 Carrot Cake
Combi Coccoro 822062 Keylime
Combi Coccoro 822099 Cool Mint
Combi Coccoro 8220103 Strawberry Shake
Combi Coccoro 8220100 Cherry Pie
Combi Coccoro 8220101 Chestnut
Combi Coccoro 8220105A Licorice
Combi Coccoro 8220102A Carrot Cake
Combi Coccoro 822062A Key Lime
Combi Coccoro 8220100A Cherry Pie
Combi Coccoro 8220101A Chestnut
Combi Coccoro 8220134 Grape

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