Toyota is recalling over 90,000 2008 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid SUVS
because the seat belts in the third row may not secure a child restraint
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the seat belt webbing is not being properly secured by the automatic locking retractor. This is causing the webbing to “spool out during normal driving.” This failure could affect the ability of a child restraint system to function properly and cause serious injury to a child during a motor vehicle accident.
Child Restraint Systems
Child restraint systems are used to secure infants and kids safely in cars so that their injuries are minimized in the event of a motor vehicle crash. There are child restraint laws in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia that requires that children in motor vehicles be secured by some type of restraint system.
It is important that the child restraint system you use for your child is functioning properly, free from manufacturing defects, and is secured properly. It is also important that the seat belt that you use to secure the child restraint system is working properly so that the system can work correctly.
Defective Seat belts and child restraint systems can lead to many kinds of serious injuries when there is a serious auto accident, including:
- Roof crush injuries during a rollover crash
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Blunt force injuries
- Cuts and bruises from being thrown into doors or through glass windows
Our automotive products liability law firm is known for helping victims
of auto accidents recover personal injury compensation for their injuries,
pain, and suffering. We have recovered over $150 million in settlements
and verdicts for our injured clients.
Child safety seat belt problems force Toyota to recall 90,000 Highlanders, Automotive Business Review
Toyota Recalls Highlander, Highlander Hybrids for Seat Belt Problem, ConsumerAffairs.com, May 3, 2008
Related Web Resources:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Contact Gilbert & Ollanik, PC today.