DJ USA is recalling 2019-2021 Maxi-Cosi Pria 70 designed for use with children to 70 pounds, as well as the Pria85 and Pria 85 Max car seats, designed for use for children weighing up to 85 pounds. When the seat is installed in the forward-facing position and secured to the vehicle using the lap belt without also using the top tether, the seat may not adequately protect the child from a head injury in the event of a crash. There have been no injuries or incidents reported related to this condition. Using this car seat in both the rear-facing mode and forward-facing modes for children up to 65 pounds or 49 inches can continue to be used according to all labeled installation methods.
DJ USA and NHTSA continue to work toward a remedy to consumers.
DJ USA's purpose is to create a confident parenting journey that nurtures children into a meaningful future – striving for excellence and caring for precious life.
1. Which models does this recall include?
At this time, only the “Pria 70”, “Pria 85” and Pria 85 Max” are included from production years 2019, 2020, 2021
2. Is there a remedy in place?
DJ USA and NHTSA have together agreed on the remedy to consumers whose car seats are affected by the recall. Labels and manuals adjusting the weight and height rating of the Pria 85, Pria 85 Max and Pria 70 to 65 pounds or 49 inches will be sent automatically to all registered consumers or to others who contact us within the scope. For consumers with an affected car seat wanting an option above 65 pounds or 49 inches, DJ USA will offer a Maxi-Cosi RodiSport Booster free of charge by contacting us.
3. Does this recall involve any Maxi Cosi Pria’s sold in Canada?
4. Does this recall involve the Maxi Cosi Pria 3-in-1 or the Maxi Cosi Pria All-in-One models (CC208 or CC244)?
5. Can I still use my Pria 85?
Yes, using this car seat in both the rear facing mode and forward-facing modes for children up to 65 pounds of 49 inches can be used following all labeled installation methods.
6. Can anyone with a Pria 85 seat be remedied?
Anyone owning a seat within the scope of the recall is entitled to a remedy.
7. Does the recall apply to the US only?
Shipments were made to other countries and those companies are being notified and are working with local experts and respective regulatory agencies to determine actions.
8. What are the next steps/what do I need to do?
You can use our online tool when available to verify if your car seat is involved and if so, you will automatically receive the remedy kit for your car seat. Give us a call if you need a booster seat rated above 65 pounds or 49 inches.
9. What is the top tether?
The Top tether is a strap that comes from the top of the car seat and has a hook on the end that connects to the tether anchor in the vehicle.
10. How will I be notified with updates?
Registration is the best way to stay notified. Registered owners will receive a letter via mail, or e-mail.
11. How do I register my car seat?
You may register your car seat at https://www.maxicosi.com/us-en/registration/
12. What do I do with my recalled car seat?
You can continue to use it up to 65 pounds or 49 inches. Once your child reaches the 65 or 49 inches maximum rating you may dispose of or recycle like any car seat you are finished with.
13. When will an updated Pria 70 or 85 be available for purchase?
The model is being discontinued.
14. Should I stop using the Pria 70 or 85 when my child reaches 65 lbs.?
We strongly recommend you register your car seat, if you have not already done so. You may register your car seat at https://www.maxicosi.com/us-en/registration/. If your car seat was manufactured within the scope of this recall, you will receive a recall notification letter from us, and it will instruct you on the next steps.
You may reach out to Dorel Consumer Care at Pria85recall@djgusa.com or 1-877-657-9546 if you need additional assistance.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this recall may have caused you and your family and look forward to providing you with a remedy in the near future.