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Nearly 800,000 child safety seats recalled

(Source: Dorel Juvenile Group) (Source: Dorel Juvenile Group)

(KFVS) - Nearly 800,000 child safety seats have been recalled for a safety harness issue.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Monday that Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling 794,247 child safety seats because the harness locking and release button does not always return to its locked position.

A button that is not in the locked position can allow the harness adjustment strap to slip back through the adjuster as a child moves around in the seat and results in a loose harness, increasing the risk of a child being injured in a crash.

DJG said the problem involves certain restraint systems manufactured from May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009, which have a "Center Front Adjuster" (CFA) for the harness.

These include infant, convertible, and booster child restraint systems which were sold both as stand-alone seats or part of a travel system (with a stroller).

DJG said it intends to provide consumers with a remedy kit consisting of a small tube of non-toxic, food-grade lubricant to be applied to the CFA to prevent sticking and allow it to properly engage the CFA strap.

Until the remedy has been applied, consumers can continue to use the seats.  However, parents and caregivers should make sure the harness is properly adjusted and the lock/release button is fully in the locked position.

Consumers who want more information about this recall should contact the manufacturer directly at 1 866-623-3139, or click here for video and a complete listing of recalle items.

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