This blog recently discussed the serious nature of auto-related defects and the risks they can present to the consuming public and families. A major car seat manufacturer recently announced a recall of 56,000 of its car seats. A safety concern was identified with one of the company’s car seats manufactured prior to January 29, 2016. The child safety seats in question were first produced December 18, 2014. Certain models have been identified as part of the recall.
When used in a certain mode, the Transitions car seat allows children access to the Central Front Adjuster, which may allow them to loosen the harness and get out of the car seat. Children may be able to escape the car seat when in the forward-facing booster position. The car seat can be safely used in other modes besides the forward-facing booster position
The recall was coordinated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The car seat manufacturer noted as part of the recall that the structural integrity of the car seat was not implicated and that no injuries had been reported associated with the defect thus far. A free remedy kit is being offered to consumers with impacted models of the car seat. Defective products, unfortunately, have the potential to cause harm.
It is important to all of us to keep those that we love safe. Products liability law provides options to hold manufacturers and others accountable when they have produced a defective or dangerous product. It is important to keep in mind that when a loved one or family member has been harmed by a defective or dangerous product, resources are available to help protect victims in those situations.
Source: Huffington Post, “Evenflo Issues Recall For 56,000 Car Seats,” Kimberley Richards, Feb. 29, 2016