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Important Safety Recall Information


Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter #11000301

At the Thule Group we take product quality very seriously and product safety is our top priority. We conduct extensive testing to ensure that our Thule products meet all global industry and regulatory standards. Unfortunately, we have identified a situation where the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter for Chicco® (#11000301) to be used on the Thule Sleek Stroller, can, under certain circumstances of overload, break with the risk of the car seat not being properly secured, posing a fall hazard.

Although the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter passes all structural integrity tests according to applicable standards, the safety and well-being of our customers and their families is of utmost importance for us at Thule and it's our policy to act whenever we identify potential risks for injury, or are made aware of them. As such, the Thule Group is conducting a voluntary recall on all Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada. The CPSC press release about the recall can be found here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls.

We ask that you immediately stop using this product. Thule is providing customers who purchased the Thule Sleek Car Seat adapter for Chicco a full refund or free of charge replacement Thule Sleek Car seat adapter (available June 2020) or Thule Sleek bassinet. You will receive a pre-paid shipping label in order to return the product to Thule Group free of charge. To receive your refund or replacement product:

  • Fill out the form below
  • or contact us via email: carseatadapter@thule.com
  • or via phone: 1-855-652-2688 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST M-F

Please note, this is only related to the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter to be used with car seats from Chicco®, all strollers and car seat adapters from Thule fulfill all global standards as well as Thule’s internal test standards and are safe to use. The Thule Sleek stroller and the car seats from Chicco® are safe to use independently.

To determine if your product is affected, or if you have any questions about this, please contact Customer Services directly at +1-855-652-2688, or refer to Q+A below.

We sincerely apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.



Q: Why are you initiating a product recall on the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter?
A:
At the Thule Group we take product quality very seriously and product safety is our top priority. We conduct extensive testing to ensure that our Thule products meet all global industry and regulatory standards. Unfortunately, we have identified a situation where the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter for Chicco® car seats can, under circumstances of overload, cause the car seat adapter to break with the risk of the car seat not being properly secured posing a fall hazard.

The Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter passes all structural integrity tests according to applicable standards. The safety and well-being of our customers and their families is of utmost importance for us at Thule and it's our policy to act whenever we identify potential risks for injury, or are made aware of them. As such, the Thule Group has stopped the distribution and sale of the product and is recalling the product.

Q: Are there any other Thule products affected by this recall?
A:
No. It is only the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter for Chicco® #11000301 that is being recalled.

Please note, this is only related to the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter #11000301, all strollers and car seat adapters from Thule fulfill all global standards as well as Thule’s internal test standards and are safe to use. The Thule Sleek stroller and the car seats from Chicco® are safe to use independently.

Q: Can I continue to use the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter #11000301?
A:
No. Since we have decided to recall the product we ask consumers to immediately stop using the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter for car seats from Chicco® and that they do not allow others to use it. There is a risk that the structural plastic part of the car seat adapter can break under circumstances of overload, with the risk of the car seat not being properly secured, posing a fall hazard.

Q: Is my Thule Sleek Stroller safe to use?
A:
Yes. This is only related to the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter for #11000301, all strollers and car seat adapters from Thule fulfill all global standards as well as Thule’s internal test standards and are safe to use. Your Thule Sleek stroller and the car seat from Chicco® are safe to use independently.

Q: How do I know that the product I have bought is affected?
A:
All Thule Sleek car seat adapters produced up until January 2020 are affected.

Q: How do I know that I have this product?
A:
The Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter for Chicco® looks like this:



To verify the correct product number, please look at the plastic part of the product to locate the identification sticker with product number. If it reads 11000301, please contact customer service. If not, your product is not affected by this notice.*

Q: Why haven´t you discovered this issue earlier?
A:
The Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter for Chicco® #11000301 has passed all regulatory global standards and requirements (EN 1888:2012, ASTM F833-15, SOR 2016-167). Although the testing is extensive and gives a very representative picture of the usage of the products over its full lifetime, not all product use conditions can be simulated. We have since been able to replicate the failure when using the product beyond its recommended load as indicated in the instructions and warnings.

Q: What testing have you performed on the car seat adapter to verify the safety of the product?
A:
Thule performs more than 50 different tests on a stroller and car seat adapter. This is a well-defined set of tests defined by global test standards and regulatory requirements, but we also perform additional internally defined Thule tests to meet the safety and quality levels we require of a product. The tests consist of fatigue test, static and dynamic tests, chemical resistance test, temperature tests, UV test as well as user testing.

Q: As a consumer, what should I do with my Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter for Chicco®?
A:
We request you to immediately stop using the product and contact Thule to arrange the return of your existing product. Thule will provide you a full refund or free of charge replacement Thule Sleek Car seat adapter for Chicco® (available June 2020) or Thule Sleek Bassinet. If further questions please contact us via phone at +1 855-652-2668, via email at: carseatadapter@thule.com. or at www.thule.com/carseatadapter

Q: Will there be a new version of the Thule Sleek Car Set Adapter for car seats from Chicco®?
A:
Yes, a new and improved version of the Thule Sleek Car seat adapter for car seats from Chicco® under the item number #11000343 will be available for sale in June 2020.

CHICCO® is a registered trademark owned by ARTSANA S.p.A., and Thule Sweden AB is manufacturer of the THULE SLEEK car seat adapter.