In a press release, the Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG), in cooperation with and in compliance with the standards and guidelines of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced the voluntary safety recall of certain infant child restraints due to a manufacturing issue that increases the risk of injury to the child occupant.
This recall affects approximately 1,737 infant child restraint systems with model numbers IC124FSM and IC123FSM, or the Onboard 35 and Comfy Carry child safety seats, respectively. These child safety seats, manufactured from May 2011 through April 2012, were produced without a separate seat base that features a latch attachment assembly that is required by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Because this latch assembly is missing on these models, these child restraint systems could be much more difficult to adequately secure and, in the event of a collision, the child occupant would not be properly protected, presenting an increased risk of injury.
The company is in the process of notifying affected owners and distributors. DJG will, pending verification that an owner possesses a recalled unit, provide seat bases that feature the required latch assembly free of charge.
As a Harrisburg car accident lawyer, I’ve seen this sort of safety recall many times in the past and I understand the importance of properly functioning safety equipment in a vehicle to prevent injury. Manufacturers have many safety measures in place to ensure the quality of their products; however, even under the most meticulous eye, mistakes can be made. If you or your child has suffered an injury through the normal use of a defective or poorly designed product, speak with a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights as a consumer.Tweet