Recaro Recalls 39,000 Child Safety Seats
Automotive and aircraft seat manufacturer Recaro may have created one of the safest child car seats, according to a contest in May, but the company is recalling 39,000 child safety seats, according to The Associated Press.
Recaro is recalling the ProSport model 385 seats, which were made between June 16, 2010 and Jan. 31, 2013. The issue with the safety seats is that if they are installed with the lower latch anchors and without the top tether, a child’s head may be able to move too far in the event of a crash, the AP reported.
The manufacturer discovered the problem during tests. To fix the issue, Recaro is sending new instructions to all safety seat owners instructing them not to use the lower latch system for children who weigh more than 40 pounds.
The safest seat
According to Stiftung Warentest, a German consumer organization, the Recaro Privia infant carrier with the Recaro fix base received the highest score ever given to a child safety seat by the organization. Out of 28 child seats, which were tested for safety, handling, ergonomics, and hazardous materials, the Recaro Privia seat with the base received a 1.3 rating.