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Child car seats recalled over safety fears
Child car seats recalled over safety fears

Tens of thousands of child car seats have been recalled after tests found they could fail and increase the risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said there is a fault with anchor kits and brackets imported by Hemco and sold since April this year.

The parts were used by several leading brands including Tomy Australia, OGC Dorel and Como Baby.

“The ACCC understands that these anchor kits and brackets are generally used in station wagons, hatchbacks, four-wheel drives and older vehicles,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

“Many, although not all, newer vehicles tend to have an anchor bracket already installed in the vehicle.”

Units can be identified by the batch number which is stamped directly onto the product, with batches 022 and 023 being the only ones affected.

All other batches are not affected by the recall.

More information about the recall, including how to tell if you have one of the affected anchor kits or brackets, is available on the Recalls Australia website.

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, contact Hemco Industries on 1300 065 057 or email service@hemco.com.au to arrange a replacement product.