Child Car Seat RecallsMark Clore ·
Almost 800,000 child seats were recalled in February because their harnesses may not hold the child securely. The recall covers a wide range of booster, convertible and infant seats, including some sold as part of a stroller travel system, made by the Dorel Juvenile Group. The action was prompted by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation prompted by several consumer complaints that the restraining straps on the seats had loosened. The restraints were sold under the brand names Safety 1st, Maxi-Cosi, Cosco and Eddie Bauer and were manufactured from May 1, 2008, to April 30, 2009. Most parents are aware of the child seat laws in their state. Unfortunately, many are unaware of the laws surrounding notification of child seat recalls. When a car seat is recalled, the manufacturers are required to contact all the registered owners of the product. If you do not register your child seat, they cannot contact you and make you aware of the child restraint recall. Clore Law Group encourages you to register your child safety restraints. Each year children die from injuries which could have been avoided if parents were aware of a car seat recall. While not all injuries can be prevented, those caused or made worst by a defective product may be by simply registering your child's car seat.
How to Register a Car Seat
Many manufactures make it easy for you to register you child's car seat. The manufactures listed below allow for you to register your product directly on their websites: Britax, Chicco, Clek Inc., Combi, Evenflo, Graco, Orbit baby, Peg Perego, Regal Lager.
Has your car sear been recalled?
You can search the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website to learn if your car seat has an existing recall. You can also register child safety restraints on their website. Now you can rest assured your product has not yet been deemed defective and you would be notified in the event it is. If your child has suffered injuries due to a recalled car seat, contact us today for a free consultation.
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