Sabelt SPA, one of our harness suppliers, has noted that one of its specific models of buckle - used for infant Baby car seats – could present in some cases a potential manufacture defect which may lead to a safety issue. Although the level of occurrence of the defect is very low (below 0.03%), we nonetheless deem that safety for children products must come first. In rare cases the buckle could open after the impact. Even if there is no sign of the potential defect we are in accordance with Sabelt activating an extensive precautionary check.
Step 1: How do I know if I have a Maxi-Cosi Citi SPS?
For Maxi-Cosi car seats, this buckle is only used in one specific infant baby carrier: Citi SPS, easily recognizable on the image below:
Note: the product visual presented above is representing the model and its buckle but is not representative for the color
If you have any other Maxi-Cosi car seat the type of buckle used has no potential defect and there is therefore no need for any further checks or action.
Step 2: What is the production date?
If you do have a Citi SPS, only seats produced since June 1st 2012 (week 23) need to be checked. To recognize them, you can check the label at the bottom of the car seat.
Within this example the number 1613 is referring to the production date. In this example it means week 16 2013. If the label of your Citi SPS mentions a number either between 2312 and 5212 or between 0113 and 2213 then we strongly advise you to replace the buckle.
Just to inform you on how the buckle looks, you will recognize the buckle from the visual below:
Step 3: How do I get a new buckle to replace?
If you are sure you have a Maxi Cosi Citi SPS with a production date later than week 23 of 2012, please fill in this form. You will receive the new buckle with very easy instructions on how to replace this.
Request a new buckle for replacement
This replacement is very simple and can be fully done by yourself, with no risk of misuse. Of course you will be guided by the instructions included with your replacement buckle and can also follow the video below.
If you would like to have some additional information or need assistance with replacing the buckle, you can call us:
Maxi-Cosi is constantly developing new mobility and caring solutions. Solutions that offer more ease, more comfort, and more convenience. We consider everything that can help parents and children best enjoy their times together.
We apologize for any inconvenience we might have caused to you.