Child Safety Seats Recalled after Failing to Conform to Federal Standards

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on May 16, 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the recall of 1,737 Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) child seats due to their failure to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, “Child Restraint Systems.” The recalled child safety seats were sold without a seat base including the required latch attachment assembly. Without this latch system, it may be more difficult to secure the seat properly. In the event of a car crash, the child may not be sufficiently protected and is more likely to suffer injury.

DJG is recalling model IC124FSM, Onboard 35, and model IC123FSM, Comfy Carry, infant child restraint systems that were manufactured from May 2011 through April 2012 and were sold without the separate seat base containing the required latch system.

The firm will notify distributors and registered owners of the recall. Those with affected units will be provided the separate seat base with the required latch system free of charge. Owners who have not registered their seat with DJG should contact the firm for the necessary seat base at (877) 416-8111, or by email at infantlatchrecall@djgusa.com. Owners of the recalled seats may also call the NHTSA for additional information at (888) 327-4236.

If your child has been injured as the result of a defective child car seat, you may be able to pursue legal action against the car seat manufacturer, designer and/or distributor. To find out whether your claim may have merit, contact the experienced New Jersey car seat defects attorneys at Blume Forte for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.

 

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