The Dorel Juvenile Group has announced that it is recalling 1,737 of its child safety seats due to the products being sold without the seat base. Via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the manufacturer is recalling the products because without these bases, the seats are unsafe and do not meet federal safety standard requirements.
The two recalled models are Comfy Carry (model number IC123FSM) and OnBoard 35 (IC124FSM). The missing seat base has a required Latch attachment assembly designed to help the seat be properly and securely installed in the vehicle. Without the base and latch, the risk of an injury greatly increases for the child in the seat.
Child safety seats are a necessary part of any vehicle for families that are travelling with infants or small children as the regular seats in a vehicle do not provide proper protection for a child. During a Northern California auto accident, a vehicle occupant is subjected to a great amount of force and impact, which can inflict serious wounds on a full grown adult. Children and infants are at an even greater risk of such injuries as restraint and safety systems in a vehicle are designed for adults; therefore, children are not properly protected and could be hurt even worse. Child seats are designed to protect young ones in the proper way depending on their age so that they do not suffer needlessly during a crash.
When you or a child has been injured by a defective product created to protect users from injuries, the trauma that results can be devastating and long-lasting. For help in pursuing proper financial compensation for losses and related injuries, contact the San Mateo defective product injury lawyers with Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at (800) 900-0863.