Diono has announced that it is recalling more than 500,000 car seats after concerns that they may not adequately protect children in a crash. The recall covers the following models: Radian R100, Radian R120, Radian RXT, Olympia, Pacifica and Rainier convertible and booster seats. The car seats were made from as early as January 2014 to September 2017 by Diono, which used to be called Sunshine Kids Juvenile.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that when the seats are secured using a lap belt without the top tether, children over 65 pounds have an increased risk of chest injury in a crash.
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. 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 November 22. Customers with questions can call Diono at (855) 463-4666.
Consumers can also click on https://us.diono.com/safety-notice/ for more information.
To ensure that your child is using the car seat safest for them Rachel Rothman, Chief Technologist in the Good Housekeeping Institute, recommends taking the following precautions: