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794,247 Dorel Juvenile Group Child Safety Seats Recalled by NHTSA Over Safety Harness Issue

Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling 794,247 child safety seats over concerns that a harness safety issue could place a child occupant at risk of serious injury during a car accident. If the harness locking and release button doesn’t go back to its locked position, the harness might come loose while the child is seated in the DJG car seat.
DJG will be giving consumers a remedy kit that will include a lubricant that can be applied to the harness’s center front adjuster so that it doesn’t stick. Even before the remedy has been applied, the child safety seat can still be used as long as the lock/release button is completely in the locked position and the harness has been properly adjusted.
Child Safety Seat Lawsuits
With car crashes as the leading cause of child deaths, it is important that young children and infants are seated in child safety and booster seats when riding in motor vehicles. However, as our child injury lawyers have mentioned in the past, it is equally important that these child safety restraint systems are free from defects so that they don’t malfunction, potentially allowing or causing a child or baby to sustain serious injuries during a traffic crash.
Unfortunately, there are child safety seats that do not meet even the minimum safety requirements of the National Transportation Safety Board. There is also the issue of inadequate instructions for proper assembly and use.
Our child safety seat lawyers know how to identify the safety issue(s) that may have caused a child safety seat to fail, such as:

  • Handle defects
  • Faulty shells
  • Base separation
  • Poor construction
  • Harness safety issues
  • Inadequate instructions

Over the years, we have successfully represented children and their families with products liability lawsuits against the manufacturers of defective child safety seats.
Consumer Advisory: Dorel Recalling Nearly 800,000 Child Safety Seats For Safety Harness Issue, NHTSA, February 14, 2011
Related Web Resources:
SeatCheck.org
Dorel Juvenile Group

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