Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Recall For Potential Head Injury (In Crash)

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The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 recall was issued in August 2021 by the Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc., because of the possible lack of protection from potential head injuries in the event of a crash for a child occupant weighing over 65 lbs (when used in the forward-facing mode). (1)(2)

This voluntary recall involves the Pria 85 convertible car seat plus two other models, with the total number of affected car seats amounting to around 83,000 units. (1)(2)

Which models are affected by this Maxi Cosi recall, how can you identify the recalled car seats, and is it still safe to use them? Read on to find out.


Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Car Seat Recall 

Recall Details

According to the recall notice, under NHTSA Campaign Number 21C003000, the affected models were those manufactured from 2019 to 2021. (1)(2)

Crash tests showed that, in the event of a crash, these recalled car seats might not adequately protect the child from sustaining a head injury if: (1)(2)

  • The car seat was installed in a forward-facing position
  • The car seat was secured with the lap belt but without the top tether
  • The child is taller than 49 inches or heavier than 65 lbs


These seats were recalled for failure to meet requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or FMVSS 213 on the “Child Restraint Systems.” (1)(2)


Which Maxi Cosi Car Seats Were Recalled?

The Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. voluntarily recalled the following child car seats: (1)

  • Maxi-Cosi Pria 85
  • Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max
  • Maxi Cosi Pria 70


How To Check If My Maxi Cosi Pria Car Seat Has Been Recalled?

Look for the codes “Pria 85,” Pria 85 Max,” and “Pria 70” from production years 2019, 2020, and 2021 to check if your car seat is included in this recall (see photo below). (1)



What Should I Do With The Recalled Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Car Seats?

There’s no need to throw away or stop using these recalled car seats. (1)

According to the press release, the company and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) agreed to adjust the labels to reduce the weight limit from 70 lbs to 65 lbs. (1)

Registered consumers were sent the recall notice, labels, and manuals on using the seats safely. (1)


Are The Recalled Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Car Seat Still Safe?

Yes. The car seat’s functionality isn’t affected by this problem as long as your child weighs less than 65 lbs or is shorter than 49 inches. (1)

According to the labeled installation methods, children within the reduced weight limit can still use the recalled seats in both forward and rear-facing modes. (1)

Customers who need to use the car for children over 65 lbs were provided with a free Maxi Cosi RodiSport Booster Seat. (1)

Thankfully, there weren’t any consumer reports of incidents or injuries relating to this Pria recall. (1)


How Long Is Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Good For?

  • Only up to 65 lbs or 49 inches


Can My Child Still Use The Pria 70 Or 85 When They Reach 65 lbs?

No. It’s best to stop using the car seat because the product might not provide protection, especially for a forward-facing child, if they exceed 65 lbs. (1)


What’s The Remedy For The Recalled Pria 85 Car Seat?

Aside from using the seat belt, make sure to use the top tether to secure the car seat. (1)

You can refer to the manual that comes with your car seat for the belt installation instructions. (1)


What’s A Top Tether?

It’s a strap from the car seat’s top with a hook you can connect to the tether anchor in your vehicle interior. (1)



Is The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Max Discontinued?

Yes. These models have been discontinued. But you can still find other Maxi Cosi Pria products, including the Pria All-in-One Convertible Car Seat and the Pria Max All-in-One Convertible Car Seat. (1)


How To Get A Refund Or Replacement

The brand didn’t offer a refund or replacements for these products, except for those who received free Maxi Cosi RodiSport Booster Seats (if they needed to use the seats for children heavier than 65 lbs). (1)


How To Register For Recall Notification

Use this link to register:


How To Contact Dorel Or Maxi Cosi

  • Dorel customer service: [email protected] 
  • Maxi Cosi customer service:


Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Car Seat Recall FAQs

Was This A US-Only Recall?

Yes. (1)


Were There Any Recalled Maxi Cosi Pria 85 Sold In Canada?

According to the recall advisory, no Maxi Cosi Pria car seats were sold in Canada. (1)


Is The Maxi Cosi Pria All-In-One The Same as Pria 85?

No. The Maxi Cosi Pria 85 is a 2-in-1 convertible (rear-facing and forward-facing modes), while the all-in-one includes these two features plus an option for use as an infant car seat.


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