Georgia Product Liability Attorneys Report: Recaro Child Car Seats Recalled Due to Top Tether Dangers
Recently, car seat manufacturer Recaro issued a recall of more than 173,000 car seats across the United States due to top tether safety concerns. The top tether of the car seats can apparently become detached from the seat in the event of a crash. The recall affects Performance Ride seats and ProRide seats manufactured before June 9 of 2015.
Recaro explained in the recall that the seat shells can crack or come loose from the main shell during an accident, increasing the risk of injury to the child. This problem was uncovered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during testing of the seats. No known injuries have been associated with the defect.
Recaro will send the owners of affected seats new webbing and instructions on how to secure the seats. Recalls are expected to begin this month. All parents are urged to register car seats with their manufacturers so that they will be notified promptly in the event of a recall. Consumers who may be involved in the recall can contact RECARO customer service at 1 (866) 628-4750. You can also request a kit online by visiting recaropromotion.com/RIDErecallSept2015.
Defective Products Can Result in Serious Injuries
Fortunately, this defect involving Recaro car seats was discovered early on and promptly dealt with so that no children were injured. Not all consumers are so lucky. Thousands of consumers are injured annually due to defective products. Some consumers are even killed as a result of dangerous defects.
Whenever you purchase a product, you have certain rights as a consumer. The most basic of these rights is the right to be safe while using the product. Companies have an obligation to design and manufacture safe products, but they do not always live up to this expectation.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you will need the assistance of a skilled product liability attorney. Your attorney will evaluate the facts and circumstances of your case and take the necessary steps to protect your rights. Defective product cases will often involve, among others, the following accident fields:
- Defective vehicles
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Defective children's products
- Defective guardrails
- Defective firearms
- Other defective products
Products liability cases can result from a defect within the product itself or inadequate warning as to a known defect. With the assistance of your product liability attorney, you can seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages arising from the defective product.
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact the Georgia Product Liability Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. We are dedicated to assisting those injured due to negligence across Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm brings over 30 years of experience to your case, providing you with the compassionate representation you need to protect your rights. The sooner you act after your injury, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of an attorney as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.