Company to Recall Child Seats Because Handle Screws Can Loosen

Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. is recalling more than 67,000 child car seats because of problems with handle trim screws that can loosen.

The seats were sold under the names Alpha Elite and Eddie Bauer and were built during 2005 and 2006, according to a posting from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall is being conducted because one or more of the six handle trim screws could fall out and a child could pick them up and choke on them, the posting said.

A company spokesman said the recall is voluntary and that to Dorel’s knowledge, no child has choked on a handle screw.

The Alpha Elite seats have model numbers of 22-331 and 22-332, while the Eddie Bauer seats have numbers of 22-630 and 22-631.

The company will notify owners and provide a free remedy kit. Owners may contact Montreal-based DJG at 877-229-1374.