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More than 500,000 Car Seats Recalled In The U.S.

There’s a running joke that the government only truly cares about the life of a child until it’s born, and then the kids are on their own. While that may or may not be rooted in truth, they at least have to pretend like they give a d*mn if they ever want their careers to continue. I mean, not even a CEO can openly say they don’t care about children’s lives without some menial fine from the public outcry. That being said, there are certain companies that specialize in child safety, in this instance we’re talking about those who manufacture car seats.

We all know there are minimum standards set for car seats to ensure there’s always going to be some sort of protection, but every once in a while something happens and those standards aren’t met. Well, they’re either not met or a mistake is made. Accidents do happen, we’re all human in the end, which seems to be what’s happened recently. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there’s been a recall of around half-a-million car seats which need to be shipped back in and replaced.

According to the information released on the NHTSA documents the associated brand is Diono, which used to be known as Sunshine Kids Juvenile. A few of the models discovered to have issues are:

  • Radian R100
  • Radian R120
  • Radian RXT
  • Olympia
  • Pacifica
  • Rainier Convertible and booster seats

According to Diono it was discovered that were a child to weigh 60lbs+ using solely the lap belt without the top harness connected stood a higher chance of getting a chest injury during a crash, along with a higher likelihood of hitting the vehicle itself. Thus far no injuries have been reported, but we all know not all injuries are reported. The company has offered and urged parents to contact them in case they’ve previously purchased one of these models and they’ll send back a free kit to repair them. Starting November 22nd these kits will start shipping all across the globe, but in the meantime…

Diono can be reached at 855-463-4666 if you have any questions, concerns or you’re in need of a repair kit.