Dorel Recalls 800,000 Child “Safety” Seats due to Being “Unsafe”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) will be recalling roughly 800,000 child safety seats due to the harness locking/release button failing to always return to its locked position. A button that is not in locked position can allow the harness adjustment strap to “slip back” through the adjuster as a child moves around in the seat. Such movement can result in a loose harness, potentially increasing the risk of being injured in an accident.

The problem involves certain restraint systems manufactured from May 2008 through April 2009, including infant, convertible and booster child restraint systems.

A “remedy kit” has been developed for consumers, consisting of a small tube of non-toxic, food-grade lubricant to be applied to the center adjuster to prevent sticking, allowing it to properly engage the strap.Dorel Recall

Until the “remedy” has been applied, parents and caregivers should make sure the harness is properly adjusted and the lock/release button is fully in the locked position and pull on the shoulder part of the harness to double-check for security.

Consumers can obtain additional information at NHTA’s website . If further concerns need to be addressed regarding this recall, you may contact the manufacturer directly at 1.866.623.3139 or via email: harnessadjustment@djgusa.com .

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Published in: Uncategorized on February 22, 2011 at 10:20 am  Leave a Comment  
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