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Product name Infant Car Seats/Carriers
Description This recall involves all Century rear-facing infant car seats/carriers with one-piece handles manufactured from January 1991 through July 1997. The date of manufacture, written as month, day, year (010191 through 073197), can be found on a label on the side of the seat. The recalled car seats/carriers have a molded, one-piece, one-color plastic handle colored white, gray, or tan. These infant car seats/carriers sold for about $40.00 when sold alone to about $130 when sold with a stroller. 
Problem This recall is only related to using the seat as a carrier (not how the seat performs while in a car.) When the seat is used as an infant carrier, the handle can break. An infant inside the carrier can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries, such as concussions, skull fractures, lacerations, broken bones, bruises, and scratches. The break can happen unexpectedly and the seat can drop to the ground. 
Distribution Sold in juvenile product, mass merchandise and major discount stores nationwide 
Company Century Products, Macedonia, Ohio; (800) 865-1419; web site 
Dates sold  
Date posted 12/26/2001 

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