Whenever we see a recall alert, we panic. Thankfully, no children were hurt, but Diono are voluntarily recalling over 500,000 of their convertible and booster car seats.
During car seat testing, it was discovered that the seats which are secured using a lap belt without the top tether can cause an increased risk of chest injury in a crash to children over 65 pounds. So this does not affect a child under 65 pounds.
The recall will officially begin on November 22nd, and covers the following seats:
Rainier convertible and booster seats
produced between January 2014 and September 2017. If you own one of these seats, Diono will send you a kit with an energy absorbing pad and a new chest clip at no cost.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Diono at (855) 463-4666.