Kraco Seat Cover Kits from AutoZone Can Inhibit Side Airbags

Kraco Seat Cover Kits from AutoZone Can Inhibit Side Airbags
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April 18, 2016

Kraco Enterprises has announced a recall for an auto product that may interfere with existing safety equipment.

The company is recalling certain Who-Rae Butterfly Rose three-piece seat cover kits. The packaging for the affected seat covers incorrectly states that they are acceptable for use in vehicles that have seat-mounted side air bags. However, the seat covers in the package do not have special side seams intended to allow for the correct deployment of seat-mounted side air bags upon return of the mispackaged seat covers.

If the driver is in crash, the seat covers may prevent the side air bags from deploying properly, increasing the risk of injury.

The company is recalling about 4,800 kits, sold at AutoZone stores.

Kraco does not have a list of purchasers of the affected seat covers. Signs will be posted at AutoZone stores and owners may return the seat covers to the store for a full refund or a free set of seat covers suitable for use with seat-mounted side airbags.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Kraco at (800) 678-1910.