Almost 800,000 child safety seats manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group were recalled on February 14, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced. The recall is due to the propensity of the harness locking and release button to not return to its locked position, which can allow the adjustment strap to become loose. A loose strap increases that risk of a child being injured in a crash.
The affected safety-seats were manufactured between May 208 and April 2009 and sold under the brand names Safety 1st, Maxi-Cosi, Cosco, and Eddie Bauer according to a report in the New York Times. The car seats were sold both as standalone seats and as a part of a stroller system. A full list of the of the recalled models is available on the NHTSA website.