The National Highway Traffic Administration ordered a recall of almost 800,000 child safety seats manufactured by the Dorel Consumer Group between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009, according to the NHTSA’s website. The defective product was recalled because of a potentially dangerous problem with the locking-and-release harness that could loosen as a child moves around, raising the risk of injury in a car crash.
Dorel Consumer Group said that it would provide consumers with a tube of non-toxic lubricant that can be applied, by the customer, to the locking mechanism to ensure that it works properly. Until the repair is made, consumers can continue to use the seats, but should make sure the lock/release button is in the locked position. A pull on the shoulder harness can help make sure it is secure and will not loosen.
Defective Product List
The car seat recall includes infant, convertible, and booster child restraint systems that are marketed under brand names including Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, and Safety First. A very long list of the affected model numbers and manufacture dates can be found at the NHTSA website. For more information, contact the company at 866-623-3139 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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