Posted on: August 16, 2011
Car seats are being recalled because of a safety flaw that could put children in danger in the event of a car accident, according to news reports .
The Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling nearly 800,000 child safety seats to address a faulty harness locking and release button on the seats that do not always return to its locked position, which could lead to loose straps, according to the news report.
The recall affects certain infant, convertible and booster child restraint systems that were made between May 2008 and April 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The seats were sold individually or as part of a “travel system” with a stroller.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I urge parents to check if they have the Dorel Juvenile Group brand items and stop using them until they are fixed. Dorel said it would be sending registered owners a “food-grade lubricant” to apply to the release button to prevent sticking and ensure that the harness button works properly.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .