It seems like every other day, we hear about a recall on a consumer product or medical device. Many times these recalls are on items that we don’t have, so we tune them out.
But, as parents, nothing makes our ears perk up more than hearing about a recall on our kids’ items, especially their car seats.
Research to find the recalls
Did you know that around 100 kids products and toys each year make their way onto the recall list? And for parents, that’s 100 items too many. One of the last things that we want to hear is that an item that our child uses or plays with daily could make our child sick or could hurt them or worse.
But, these recalls are not always front page news. As parents, we must be proactive about the items that we purchase for our children and do our own research.
For example, parents can check out the list on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website to see if the car seat they have or are wanting to purchase is defective or not.
Not only should you do your own research, but also be quick to report when you have an issue with an item. Your reporting can help nip problems in the bud before other children get hurt.
Recent car seat recalls
Below is a quick list of nine car seats that have been recalled over the past two years. Please refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s list that was referred to earlier for details about each recall.
- Harmony Big Boost Deluxe Booster Seat
- 4Moms Self Installing Car Seat
- Baby Trend Hybrid LX 3-in-1 Centennial Booster Seat
- Graco My Ride 65 Car Seat
- Combi Shuttle Car Seat
- B-Safe 35 Rear-Facing Infant Car Seat
- Diono Convertible and Booster Car Seat
- Evenflo Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat
- Baby Jogger City Go Infant Car Seat/ Mini Infant/Vue Lite Infant Car Seat
When it comes to being vigilant about the products our children use, it’s important not to fall victim to recall fatigue.