Diono car seats re­called; may not pro­tect kids in crash

Tulsa World - - Work&money -

More than 500,000 child car seats made by a com­pany called Diono are be­ing re­called be­cause they may not ad­e­quately pro­tect chil­dren in a crash.

The re­call cov­ers the Ra­dian R100, Ra­dian R120, Ra­dian RXT, Olympia, Paci­fica, and Rainier con­vert­ible and booster seats. They were made from as early as Jan­uary of 2014 to Septem­ber of this year by Diono.

Doc­u­ments posted Thurs­day by the U.S. Na­tional High­way Traf­fic Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion say that when the seats are se­cured us­ing a lap belt with­out the top tether, chil­dren over 65 pounds have an in­creased risk of chest in­jury in a crash.

Diono, based in Sum­ner, Wash­ing­ton, says it has no re­ports of in­juries and that few chil­dren who weigh more than 65 pounds will har­nessed into the seats. The com­pany will send own­ers a kit with an en­ergy ab­sorb­ing pad and a new chest clip at no cost. The re­call is ex­pected to start Nov. 22.

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