Diono issues national recall for more than 500000 vehicle seats

Lloyd Doyle
October 13, 2017

More than 500,000 child auto seats made by a company named Diono, formerly known as Sunshine Kids Juvenile, are being sent back to the company because they may not properly protect children in the event of an accident. They were made from as early as January of 2014 to September of this year by Diono, which used to be called Sunshine Kids Juvenile.

The problem is that when the seat are installed in the forward-facing position using the lap belt without also using the top tether, children over 65 pounds are at an increased risk of suffering chest injuries in a auto crash.

The problem was discovered during company testing. The seats may not adequately protect the child in a crash. You will be able to locate this information on the manufacturer's label on the product.

Diono will begin notifying owners of registered auto seats November 22.

If you have these seats and have registered them with the company, Diono will send owners an energy absorbing pad and a new chest clip. In the meantime, consumers can contact Diono customer service at 1-855-463-4666.

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