More Than 500,000 Car Seats Were Just Recalled
Find out which models were affected.
Before you strap your kids in the car this weekend for a family excursion, be sure to double check the safety of your car seat. Diono, previously called Sunshine Kids Juvenile, has voluntarily recalled more than 500,000 car seats that may not keep children over 65 pounds safe in a car accident.
According to documents posted yesterday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children over 65 pounds have an increased risk of chest injury in a crash when the seats are secured using a lap belt without the top tether. There have been no reported injuries so far, and the issue was identified during a routine company test.
The recall includes the following models: Radian R100, Radian R120, Radian RXT, Olympia, Pacifica, and Rainier convertible and booster seats. The models involved in the recall were made from January of 2014 to September of this year by Diono.
In a message Diono posted on Facebook, the company provided parents with three questions that could help them identify if their car seat is affected.
If you own one of the models affected, the company will send you a kit with an energy absorbing pad and a new chest clip for no extra cost. The recall is expected to start November 22.
This is the second major car seat recall this year. In May, Graco recalled 25,000 car seats for harness webbing that was inadequate at keeping children restrained in a crash.
To find out more information about the recall, you can call Diono at 1-855-215-4951.