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From Products Liability Law Daily, September 16, 2015

Recaro recalls over 173,000 child restraints because top tether anchorage may detach

By John Dumoulin

Recaro Child Safety, LLC, has recalled approximately 173,063 ProRIDE child restraints, model number 332.01 in all colors, manufactured from April 9, 2010, through June 9, 2015, and Performance RIDE child restraints, model number 333.01 in all colors, manufactured from January 15, 2013, through June 9, 2015, because the top tether anchorage may detach from the child restraint in the event of a crash. As such, these restraints fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.” If the top tether anchorage detaches from the child restraint, there is an increased risk of injury to the child or other vehicle occupants, according to Recaro (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 14C005, Report receipt date: July 30, 2014).

Colors. All colors of the ProRIDE restraints comprise: AK21, KAEC, KAEG, KK91, MC11, MJ15, QA56, QA9N, QQ11, QQ14, and QQ95, and all colors of the Performance RIDE restraints comprise: CHIL, HABB, HAZE, JEBB, JETT, KNGT, MABB, MARI, MNGT, PLUM, PLBB, REBB, SLBB, REDD, ROBB, ROSE, SABB, SAPH, SLTE, VIBB, VIBE.

Remedy. Recaro will notify and send all registered owners a length of webbing with loops on both ends and instructions to further secure the child restraints. The retrofit kit will be provided free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2015.

Contact information. Owners may contact Recaro customer service at 1-866-628-4750 or by email at recarorecall@m-s-s.com. 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: Recaro Child Safety, LLC

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