Thousands of child safety seats manufactured by Recaro have been recalled. Approximately 39,000 car seats were pulled from the market because the seats allow a child’s head to move too far in the event of a motor vehicle crash.
The recall includes ProSport model 385 seats that were manufactured between June 16, 2010 and January 31, 2013. The problem arises when the car seats are installed using only the lower latch anchors but without the top tether.
The car seat manufacturer is in the process of notifying consumers who purchased the safety seats, instructing them to not use the lower latch system with a child who weighs 40 pounds or more.
Recaro identified the problem during testing. In documents sent by the company to U.S. safety regulators, Recaro indicated it was not able to determine if any injuries resulted from the problem.
The Ohio Child Injury attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List are experienced in handling claims involving injuries to children caused by defective products. If your child has been injured and you believe that a defective product was the cause, contact Clark, Perdue & List.