Keeping children safe in the car and doing everything possible to prevent injury in the case of an accident is a paramount concern. There are now laws in effect in many states stating that children must be secured in a car safety seat until they reach a certain age or meet a height and weight requirement. Choosing a car seat for your child is one of the most important choices you can make. Keep in mind that car seats can be recalled, as WSB Radio reports.
A Seattle-based car seat manufacturer has recalled more than 500,000 car seats amid concerns they may not offer proper protection to a child in a crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released documents on October 6 that 519,052 car seats manufactured by the company Diono are a part of the recall. Formerly known as Sunshine Kids Juvenile, Diono has issued a recall for its Radian R100, Radian R120, Radian RXT, Olympia, Rainier, and Pacifica car seats.
The recall was issued because the seats use only the lap belt to restrain children. Children weighing more than 65lbs might be at more risk of a chest injury during a crash.
The exact cause of the issue, which was discovered during product testing, was not mentioned.
Diono has stated they will send owners a repair kit with an energy absorbing pad and a chest clip for free.
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