Diono Recalls Over Half a Million Car Seats

An installation issue may prevent kids from being fully protected.
ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Oct 2017
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Diono is recalling 519,052 convertible car seats and booster seats because they may not adequately protect children in the event of a car crash.

Company testing discovered that when seats are installed forward-facing using a lap belt without the top tether (a strap that connects the top of a car seat to a vehicle’s tether anchor) children over 65 pounds have a higher risk of chest injury. No children have actually been reported injured, and seats installed using a car’s LATCH system are unaffected.

The following models, manufactured between Jan. 2014 and Sept. 2017, are affected:

  • Radian R100
  • Radian R120
  • Radian RXT
  • Olympia
  • Pacifica
  • Rainier

Diono will notify owners of registered seats, sending a free repair kit with an energy absorbing pad and a new chest clip.

This recall won’t actually go into affect until Nov. 22. Parents with questions can call Diono at (855) 463-4666.

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