Recaro recalls 173,000 car seats; Top tether can come loose

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Recaro Child Safety has recalled more than 173,000 car seats in the U.S., because a top tether restraining the child can detach in a crash.

If the top tether anchorage detaches from the child restraint, there is an increased risk of injury to the child or other vehicle occupants,’ the company said in a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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The recall affects ProRide and Performance Ride model seats that were made before June 9, of this year.

Recaro said the problem was discovered during testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but no injuries have been reported as a result of the defect.

If you own one of the recalled models, Recaro will send you replacement parts, including instructions on how to secure the seats. 

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U.S. officials recently encouraged parents to register their car seats with the manufacturer so they will get notified in the event of a recall. Get more details here.



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