Recaro Recalls Car Seats That Don't Meet Safety Standards
Recaro Child Safety LLC is recalling certain Recaro ProSport model 385 car seats because they do not conform to federal safety standards.
When the affected seats are installed with the latch lower anchors only and without the top tether, the child's head can move excessively. In the event of a crash, the car seat could fail to protect the child from contacting interior surfaces of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.
As such, these seats fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 123, 'Child Restraint Systems.'
About 39,200 car seats are affected by the recall.
Recaro will notify registered owners and will provide, at no cost, a label to affix over the existing information label and a complete set of new instructions informing owners to discontinue use of the latch system when the weight of the child reaches 40 pounds. The campaign is expected to begin in August. Owners with questions can contact Recaro at 1-888-973-2276.