TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA) has announced a recalled some child restraint systems from Kiddy USA.
The Kiddy recall is for some “World Plus” combination forward-facing child restraints that convert to a high back booster seat, model 51 100 WP, manufactured from July 2, 2012, through October 5, 2013.
The buckle/tongue on the booster seats could only partially engage giving the owner a false impression that the buckle is fully latched when it is not.
Officials told 13 NEWS these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
A partially engaged buckle will not adequately restrain the child in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
If you have one of these units, contact Kiddy customer service at 1-855-92KIDDY (1-855-925-4339).