Posted On October 23, 2017 In Personal Injury,Product Liability
Diono is recalling more than 519,000 child car seats that cannot adequately protect children during a car crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), occupants over 65 pounds who are strapped into these seats are at an increased risk of striking the vehicle interior during a car accident. Internal crash testing at Diono found that children within this group were at greater risk of suffering head or chest injuries during a crash. Six car seat models sold by Diono are included in the recall. If you own a Diono car seat that was manufactured during the following dates, then your seat is included in the recall.
If you own one of these models, then you can call Diono for a remedy kit. You can check the model number on the product label to confirm whether you are affected by this recall. Defective car seats should never be used.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that safety seats can reduce the risk of death during a car crash by 71 to 54 percent. However, the level of risk reduction would depend on your child’s age, weight and other factors. Safety seats can also reduce the risk of your child suffering catastrophic injuries during a car crash. For children ages four to eight, booster seats can reduce the risk of serious injuries by 34 percent.
Recalls may be issued when safety risks are discovered by manufacturers or regulators. You can use NHTSA’s website to register your car seat. This will allow manufacturers to inform you of recalls. In addition, you can also sign up with NHTSA to receive recall notices.
It is not your fault if your child is injured by a defective car seat. Manufacturers are obligated to release products that do not pose safety risks to the public. Depending on the circumstances, you could file a lawsuit against the manufacturer if your child is injured by a defective car seat. Damages from a lawsuit could help pay for expenses associated with catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries or wrongful death.
The Texas personal injury lawyers at Mike Love & Associates, LLC could help you discover whether you have options to file a lawsuit. We do not charge fees for initial consultations and you do not owe us fees unless we successfully recover damages for you or your family.