NHTSA Recall ID Number: 23C003
Synopsis: Dorel Juvenile Group (Dorel) is recalling certain Maxi-Cosi Coral XP Rear-facing Infant Seats with model number IC313. The child seat inner carrier is not sufficient to restrain a child without the use of the outer carrier. As such, these child seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, "Child Restraint Systems." In the event of a crash, an insufficiently restrained child has an increased risk of injury. Owners are advised to only use the inner carrier of the Coral XP when it is attached to the outer carrier and installed with or without the base using the vehicle belt restraint system, consistent with the existing instruction booklet and labels. Dorel will offer a refund or replace the child seat, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 7, 2023. Owners may contact Dorel's customer service at 1-877-657-9546 or CoralXPRecall@djgusa.com.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following Car Seat Recall information:
NHTSA Recall ID Number: 23C002
Synopsis: Dorel Juvenile Group (Dorel) is recalling certain Safety 1st onBoard 35 Secure Tech, Maxi-Cosi Coral XP, Maxi-Cosi Mico XP Max, Maxi-Cosi Mico XP, Maxi-Cosi Mico Luxe+, and Maxi-Cosi Infant Base child seats. Please refer to Dorel's recall report for specific model numbers. The lower seat anchors used to secure the child seat base may fail, allowing the child seat to detach. As such, these child seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, "Child Restraint Systems." A detached child seat may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. Owners are advised to only secure their child seat(s) with the vehicle belt restraint system until the seat is remedied. Dorel will mail a replacement base to owners, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 7, 2023. Owners may contact Dorel customer service at 1-877-657-9546 or RetractableLatchRecall@djgusa.com.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that to support school bus electrification it has partnered with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Beneficial Electrification League (BEL) to work with school districts to facilitate communication between electric providers and school districts; provide technical support and assistance; and work together to increase funding and deployment.
Additional information can be found here:
Electric Sector Pledge to Support School Bus Electrification – Pledge (February 8, 2023) (epa.gov)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued the following car seat recall:
NHTSA Recall ID Number: 23C001
Synopsis: Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc. (CTP) is recalling certain Cybex models Aton, Aton Q, Aton M, Aton 2, and Cloud Q rear facing infant seats. Please refer to CTP's recall report for specific model details. The design of the webbing for the central seat belt adjuster allows it to fray, which can reduce the strength of the seat belt. As such, these infant seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 213, "Child Restraint Systems" and 209, "Seatbelt Assemblies." An infant seat belt with insufficient strength many not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. CTP/CYBEX will mail owners a replacement central seat belt adjuster strap assembly and installation instructions, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 13, 2023. Owners may contact CTP's customer service at 1-937-415-3215.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SANPRM) requesting public comment on the factors the Agency should consider in amending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to establish a regulatory framework for ADS-equipped Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) operations. FMCSA previously published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on May 28, 2019. FMCSA continues to consider amendments to the FMCSRs to ensure the safe integration of ADS-equipped CMVs into interstate motor carriers’ operations and is issuing this SANPRM to request additional information. Comments on this document must be received on or before March 20, 2023. The notice can be found here: 2023-02073.pdf (govinfo.gov).
Please see the following recall information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
NHTSA Recall ID Number: 22C007
Synopsis: JD E-Commerce America Limited (JD E-Commerce) is recalling certain Marainbow Portable Infant Safe Seat child seats. The installation labels display incorrect instructions. The child seat's design also prohibits it from being installed properly. As such, these child seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, "Child Restraint Systems." An incorrect installation label may result in an improperly installed child seat, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. No remedy has been established at this time. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact JD E-Commerce customer service at 1-946-932-0299.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) developed a Pupil Transportation Safety Program Management Course. As you all know, safety for students on and around the school bus is a growing concern of the public, communities, school districts, and parents. It is a specialized field that requires understanding of the laws, enforcement, school bus operations, data and problem identification, and partnering in your community. This course is designed so that those involved in pupil transportation safety can gain the skills and knowledge to manage a successful and sustainable pupil transportation program.
The course is offered in a virtual-live format and developed for state and regional highway safety professionals, injury prevention professionals, law enforcement, and all others interested in pupil transportation safety.
The next course is scheduled for Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM CDT/11:00 AM - 3:30 PM EST. Please feel free to share this information and the attached flyer with your contacts! As always, the course is free, which is always the first question asked
You can register here: https://tsi-dot.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/44c1ef15-0db8-4b83-a2aa-c2c4ae20ecfe. Just remember you have to be signed into TSI for the direct link to work.
On November 3, 2022, NASDPTS received the following recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following their accident investigation of the October 27, 2020, collision between a service vehicle and a school bus in Decatur, Tennessee. Please review. NTSB Recommendation 11.15.2022
FMCSA issued a correction to the NSTA Under-the-Hood Waiver Application Approval to correct the effective dates listed within the notice. The notice still provides a two-year waiver, but the dates were incorrectly listed in one place in the notice. The correction can be found here: 2022-23830.pdf (govinfo.gov).
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