Does anyone else feel like you need an advanced degree just to put in your child's safety seats these days? Of course, they’re super necessary, and, according to the Daily Journal, Dorel Juvenile USA has issued a recall of more than 89,000 child safety seats due to their labels being wrong. As if having the correct labels isn’t hard enough!
The recall affects certain Safety 1st Complete Air LX, Safety 1st Complete Air SE, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite, and Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 convertible models.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the rear-facing belt path installation arrows are wrong, which could cause the seats to be installed incorrectly. If that were to happen, the child could be injured in a crash. The company points out that there have not been any incidents or injuries.
The statement made by company spokeswoman Julie Vallese was rather odd, however, as she said the incorrect labels were put on the seats to make them easier for the customers to use and are not required by safety laws. Is it just us or does that thinking seem a bit flawed? Vallese said the installation information in the owner’s manual is correct.
"The performance, crashworthiness, all of the structural integrity of the car seats are unaffected in any way by this recall," Vallese said.
Dorel is going to notify registered owners of the recall and they will be sent new labels for free. If you don’t want to wait, you can call Dorel at 1-877-675-2355 or visit their website for details.