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From Products Liability Law Daily, August 11, 2017

Omission of child seat instructions prompts recall of Chevrolet and GMC trucks

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

General Motors LLC (GM) has recalled around 29,647 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks because the owner’s manual for the affected vehicles may be missing instructions on how to use the tether anchorage and child restraint anchorage systems. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." The company cautions that if the instructions are missing from the owner's manual, the child seat may be installed incorrectly and not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in a crash (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 17V487, Report receipt date: August 3, 2017).

Remedy. GM will notify owners, and dealers will provide a corrected insert for the owner’s manual, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Contact information. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM’s number for this recall is 17307. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: General Motors LLC

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