Britax ClickTight Recall

Today, Britax announced a recall of select Advocate ClickTight, Marathon ClickTight, and Boulevard ClickTight seats. The recall is for seats manufactured between August 1, 2014 and July 29, 2015. This affects seats in the United States and Canada.

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Graco Canada Snugride 22 Safety Advisory

On May 14, 2015, a safety advisory was issued by Graco Canada, in conjunction with Transport Canada, regarding 1711 Snugride 22 rear facing only car seats with specific dates of manufacture and sold in 2013 and 2014. It was discovered that certain combinations of restraints and bases did not pass compliance testing.

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Canadian Recall: Learning Curve VIA I470C Rear Facing Only Car Seat

The Via has been sold under the Lamaze and First Years brand names.

Independent testing has revealed that the seat does not pass required standard with regard to force to the head and chest. In addition, the recline foot may loosen in an impact, introducing slack to the installation, increasing the injury risk.

This is a serious life-safety recall. Caregivers should immediately stop using the seat and dispose of it so that it cannot be reused.

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Takata Brand Airbag Recall

*Updated 6/6/15* This link will take you to the full information available from NHTSA. It also includes a VIN lookup to see if your vehicle has been affected. http://www.safercar.gov/rs/takata/index.html

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a consumer advisory for vehicles containing airbags made by Takata.

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RECARO ProSport Recall

NHSTA has issued a recall on certain models of RECARO ProSport manufactured from June 16 2010 to January 31 2013.    If the ProSport is installed with lower anchors only, the head excursion in testing exceeds max allowed limits, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant. Car Seats for the Littles, Inc. notes that

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Evenflo Buckle Recall: Canada

If this problem occurs, it may be difficult or impossible to unlatch the buckle, which could delay the removal of a child from the seat and increase the risk of injury in an emergency situation in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required. There is no risk if the buckle is not contaminated and is functioning normally.

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Canadian Diono Radian Memory Foam Recall

Transport Canada’s compliance testing program revealed that without this foam insert, the loads felt by the 12-month old crash test dummy slightly exceeded the allowable limit. Transport Canada and Diono are concerned that in the event of a collision, a Radian restraint system not equipped with the memory foam insert may transmit excessive loads to the child occupant which could cause injury.

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Baby Trend TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 Buckle Recall

With the same news as Graco and Evenflo, Baby Trend, Inc. (Baby Trend) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 child restraints, models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean), manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013. The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle’s release button.

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