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54,400 booster seats recalled

54,400 booster seats recalled

by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE News

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kvue.com

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 6:14 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning parents who have older model booster seats to be careful.

 

The harnesses on nearly 55,000 seats manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group March 15 to August 1, 2002 may break down in the sunlight.

 

The six panel Wellington webbing harnesses do not meet federal guidelines. According to the NHTSA ultraviolet rays may degrade the webbing. That means if your booster seat gets a significant amount of sunlight the harness may not protect your child in a crash.

Dorel fought this finding, but the NHTSA denied the company’s request. So now Dorel is going to have to notify parents who have these and offer repair kits starting February 2nd.

Below are the models affected:

 COSCO / HI BACK 02442CNG

   

 

COSCO / HI BACK 02442DNP

   

 

COSCO / HI BACK 02442JUB

   

 

 COSCO / HI BACK 02443PRI

   

 

COSCO / HI BACK 02448BNG

   

 

 COSCO / HI BACK 02848BNG

   

 

COSCO / HI BACK 93443PRI

   

 

COSCO / HI BACK 93514FSM

   

 

COSCO / TOURIVA 02514FSM

   

 

COSCO / TOURIVA 02519OXF

   

 

COSCO / TOURIVA 02524AAR

   

 

COSCO / TOURIVA 22100TTD

   

 

COSCO / TOURIVA 93446FSM

   

 

COSCO / TOURIVA 93504BHO

   

 

If you have one of these you can call 1-866-690-2539.

Free Car Seat Safety Checks

Car seats and booster seats can be difficult to install. In fact the NHTSA says three out of four parents install their car seats improperly. There are free safety checkpoints across the country. To find one near you go here.

 

Not sure which car seat to use? You’ll find some easy to use guides complete with videos here.

 

 

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