A children’s car seat has been immediately recalled after it failed a crash test, sending a dummy into a somersault. 

On Thursday, manufacturers of the Joie i-Travvel car seat urged customers to stop using the product immediately and return it to its place of purchase for a full refund.

The reversible car seat failed the test at a speed of 56 km/h at the Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) in forward-facing mode. The test video shows a child-size dummy ejecting from the restraint, before going headfirst to the ground.

It is the first time a dummy has been ejected during a test in CREP testing history and experts say it would have been fatal in a real-world crash. CREP are suggesting using a ‘0’ rating after the incident.

Joie Chief Marketing Officer Jerry Ingraham said that the company was ‘shocked and saddened’ by the news.

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The recall is voluntary and is applicable to Joie model numbers C1209BANOR-600 and C1209BATBK600 purchased after February 2019.

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