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Friday, October 13, 2017

500,000 Diono Child Car Seats are being recalled because they may not protect kids in crash.


Diono issues national recall for 500K car seats.

More than 500,000 child car seats made by a company called Diono are being recalled because they may not adequately protect children in a crash.

The recall covers the Radian R100, Radian R120, Radian RXT, Olympia, Pacifica, and Rainier convertible and booster seats. They were made from as early as January of 2014 to September of this year by Diono, which used to be called Sunshine Kids Juvenile. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report)

If seats are installed with only the lap belt — without also using the top tether — children over 65 pounds have an increased risk of a chest injury in the event of a crash. This issue was discovered in company testing.

“As a result of our rigorous quality control, and ongoing product testing, we have established that if our convertible child safety seat is installed forward-facing in vehicles with a lap-belt (type 1) only without top tether, it crosses into a technical non-compliance", the safety notice on Diono’s website reads. “If our convertible child safety seat is being used with a lap and shoulder safety belt (type 2) or with our SuperLATCH system, or top tether the child safety seat is unaffected.”



Diono, based in Sumner, Washington, says it has no reports of injuries and that few children who weigh more than 65 pounds will be harnessed into the seats. The problem was discovered in company testing.

Confused if the recall affects you?
You can determine if your seat is part of this recall with three simple questions:
A) Is your child safety seat installed forward-facing with the lap and shoulder belt, or with the SuperLATCH system, or using the top tether? If the answer is yes, you are unaffected by this notice.

B) Is your child safety seat installed forward-facing with the lap belt only and top tether? If the answer is yes, you are unaffected by this notice.

C) Is your child safety seat installed forward-facing with the lap belt only? If the answer is yes, you might be affected if your seat was manufactured after 11/25/13. You will be able to locate this information on the manufacturer’s label on the product.

The company will send owners a kit with an energy absorbing pad and a new chest clip at no cost. The recall is expected to start on Nov. 22.

Customers with questions can call Diono at (855) 463-4666.

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