Recaro will send a recall letter to the owners of the child seats. The company will also send affected owners a kit that will include a new strap along with installation instructions. Recaro child seat owners can also visit the company's official to see if their car seat is affected in the recall.
However, Recaro was unable to persuade the regulators. The NHTSA suggested that a warning in the owner's manual cannot compensate for federal safety requirements. After months of resistance, Recaro has now changed its stance and voluntarily recalled the child seats.
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Recaros Child Safety Seat
Legendary motorsport seat manufacturer Recaro is expanding its line of child safety seats by taking its technology and design out of competitive racing and into your backseat. Recaro has five new child safety seats that have been engineered for safety and comfort.
The newest seats include the Recaro Como and Signo, convertible seats designed for children between 5 to 70 pounds and up to 8 years old. Como and Signo both feature Recaro side impact protection, adjustable headrests, innovative latch bar systems, a racing inspired five-point harness system and a comfortable ergonomic shape that provides an improved upright position for infants or toddlers. Both seats are available in four microfiber cover colors providing parents a choice if they have a boy, girl or both. The Recaro Vivo lite and Vivo, two new high back booster seats for children between 30 to 100 pounds and up to 12 years old, both feature Recaro side impact protection, reinforced aluminum structure, ventilation system and six adjustable headrest positions. Recaro uses race-proven technology to develop a line of seats that will not only protect children but also provide them with a comfortable ride.
The primary function of a child seat is to provide optimal protection in the vehicle. Most child restraint systems available on the market satisfy this requirement. RECARO Child Seats, however, take a more logically consistent approach. With maximum safety for your child firmly in place, Recaro then turn their attention to other issues that help children enjoy their seat. What good is even the best seat - whether in the car or at home - if your child doesn't like it?