Diono issues national recall for more than 500,000 car seats

A Washington-based car seat company has issued a national recall on a number of its products. 

More than 500,000 child car seats made by a company named Diono, formerly known as Sunshine Kids Juvenile, are being sent back to the company because they may not properly protect children in the event of an accident. 

The recall covers the following products:

  • Radian R100
  • Radian R120
  • Radian RXT
  • Olympia
  • Pacifica
  • Rainier convertible and booster seats

Dates on the production of those items range anywhere from January of 2014 to September 2017. 

A report from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says children that weigh more than 65 pounds are at increased risk of an injury in the event of a crash if the lap belt is secure, but the top tether is not. 

Diono, while issuing a recall, says there are no reported injuries from the use of the car seats and that few children weighing more than 65 pounds would be harnessed into the seats.

They say they discovered the problem in company testing. 

The company will send owners a kit with an energy absorbing pad and a new chest clip at no cost. The recall is expected to start Nov. 22.

Customers with questions can call Diono at (855) 463-4666.

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