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Christine Cordova
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Recall Alert! Recaro Car Seats

PUBLISHED ON 09/18/2015

Recaro Child Safety is recalling more than 173,000 car seats in the U.S. The recall affects ProRide and Performance Ride convertible car seats manufactured prior to June 9, 2015.

The problem lies in the shells of the car seats, which can crack or come loose from the main shell during a crash, the company announced. The problem was discovered during product evaluation and testing with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

No injuries have been reported and the company says there is no need to return the affected products. Instead, Recaro is offering its consumers a recall kit, containing the necessary materials to correct the potential issue. Those with affected products who registered their car seats will be notified via mail and automatically receive one of the company's recall kits.

If you are unsure if you registered your car seat and want to check if your product is affected by the recall, you can visit recaropromotion.com/RIDErecallSept2015 and enter the model number and manufacture date of the car seat.

You can locate your product's model number and manufacture date by checking the white sticker on the side of the car seat.

Consumers can also contact Recaro customer service by emailing [email protected] or calling 1-866-628-4750.

Car seat safety is always evolving. In 2014, more than six million car seats were recalled — more than any other year in U.S. history. While a study from the NHTSA found that  80 percent  of parents think car seat registration is important, but only  42 percent  return the registration card. To combat this, Safe Kids Worldwide and NHTSA teamed up to increase awareness of child safety and to provide parents and caregivers with the necessary steps to register a car seat. To ensure your child is protected, follow these steps:

Register Your Car Seat

  • Option 1: Register online with your car seat manufacturer or www.safercar.gov/parents. You'll need the model number and date of manufacture found on the label on your car seat.
  • Option 2: Fill out and mail in the registration card that came with your car seat. It already includes your car seat's information. No postage required.

Find Out if your Car Seat is Recalled Visit the NHTSA's website and enter your seat's brand name and model.

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