4moms, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), have voluntarily recalled some self-installing car seats manufactured by 4moms.
The recall affects model car seats manufactured between July 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016. The recall only affects approximately 2% of the car seats produced during that time.
The recall was issued after a coupling hook failure was observed. The coupling hooks lock the carrier into the base. The defective car seat’s coupling hooks are improperly riveted, causing them to stick and unable to be attached. There have been no reports of any injuries at this time.
Those who have purchased a car seat during the affected dates, are urged to visit www.4moms.com/recalls to see if their car seat is involved in the voluntary recall. 4moms will be sending new car seats at no charge to those affected.
4moms is a Pittsburgh based company that manufactures infant products. The self-installing car seat installs itself while automatically leveling and controlling the tension. The car seat verifies that the installation is correct before each trip as well.
Statistics show that 75% of car seats are installed improperly. It is extremely important to make sure your car seat is installed correctly for the safety of your child. Many children’s stores and police stations now offer free classes to show individuals how to properly use and install car seats.
If you are using an older model car seat, it is important to make sure it has not been recalled. You can verify this by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website.
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
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