Child Car Seat Recall: Dorel Recalls 800,000 Child Safety Seats
Dorel Juvenille Group Child Safety Seat Recall: Seats Made Between May 2008 to April 2009
Federal officials in the United States are recalling 800,000 child safety seats made by the Dorel Juvenille Group for "not locking properly."
The recall covers seats made by Dorel between May 2008 and April 2009. The recall impacts a variety of child safety seats including infant, convertible, and booster child seats the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday. The recall impacts some seats that were sold individually and with stroller systems.
NHTSA said the harness locking and release button on the seats does not always return to its locked position, which could lead to loose straps. In the event of a crash, the child wouldn't be tightly fastened in, which could result in injuries, the agency said.
As a remedy Dorel will send registered owners a small tube of "food-grade lubricant" that is designed to prevent sticking and ensure that the harness button works properly.