March 1, 2006

Infant Seats for Shopping Carts Recalled, Chalky Residue Could Cause Skin Irritation

Name of Product: Safe-Seat Plus Model Infant Seats for Shopping Carts

Units: About 4,000

Manufacturer: SSC Inc., of Fairfield, N.J.

Hazard: These seats can have a white chalky powder or residue on their surface. It is the UV Absorber that has separated from the seat due to a chemical reaction from contact with a harsh cleaning agent. This could cause skin irritation to children who come into contact with the residue.

Description: Gray or red infant seats that are permanently attached to shopping carts in retail stores. “SAFE-SEAT +” is molded into the side of these seats. A metal tube around the frame of the seat attaches it to the shopping cart.

Sold by: SSC Inc. nationwide to grocery stores and other retail stores that provide shopping carts for consumer use. Units sold from June 2005 through December 2005.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: If your seats have a chalky white residue, remove them from consumer use immediately and call SSC Inc. to arrange for free replacement seats.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call SSC Inc., toll free at (800) 448-8945 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or contact us online at