Evenflo Recalls Over 56,000 Child Booster Car Seats Due to Design Defect

Evenflo will recall approximately 56,247 Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats due to a design defect involving the central front adjuster button.  The central front adjuster (CFA) controls the seat’s internal harness to loosen the restrains on the child.  It was discovered recently that the position of the CFA is in reach for the child to [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Evenflo Recalls Over 56,000 Child Booster Car Seats Due to Design Defect

Toyota Recalls 2.87 Million RAV4s and Vanguards Globally Due to Seat Belt Defect

2012 Toyota RAV4 Toyota has announced that it will recall 2.87 vehicles globally, including over 1.3 million vehicles in the United States due to defective seat belts.  The defect stems from Toyota’s 4x4 vehicles (the RAV4 and the Vanguard) where the lap-shoulder seatbelts in the vehicles’ second-row seat could come in contact with [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 2.87 Million RAV4s and Vanguards Globally Due to Seat Belt Defect

Britax Announces Second Recall in a Month Affecting Strollers and Replacement Top Seats Due to Arm Bar Defect

For the second time in the last month, Britax will recall 49,000 B-Ready strollers and replacement top seats due to an arm bar defect.  The defect involves the foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar which can come off in fragments and presents as a serious choking hazard to the child if the child bites [...]

By | February 12th, 2016|Defective Strollers, Product Liability|Comments Off on Britax Announces Second Recall in a Month Affecting Strollers and Replacement Top Seats Due to Arm Bar Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW are joining the continuing recall of the Takata air bag inflators’ defect by recalling 1.7 million vehicles which involve 21 different model vehicles spanning from 2005 to 2015 model years.  The problem with the air bags is with the inflators, which have exploded when involved in accidents causing shards of sharp [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Graco Issues Two Separate Recalls Due to Missing Warning Statement

Graco has issued two separate recalls involving four models of their child restraint systems due to the car seats not meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 regarding the fixed label on the car seat. The first recall affects 31,838 Graco Classic Ride, ComfortSport, and Ready Ride car seats.  These car seats were manufactured [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Graco Issues Two Separate Recalls Due to Missing Warning Statement