This list does not contain recalls that are more than 10 years old.
(Earlier recalls may be viewed by using the options available on the Child Seat Recalls Search page.)
Manufacturers of newer child seats provide “expiration” dates for their seats that typically range from six to eight years from the date it was manufactured.
Expiration dates are a way for manufacturers to provide consumers with guidance as to the expected “useful” life of their car seat.
To verify the age and expiration date look for the date of manufacture and the expiration date on the child seat or contact the child seat manufacturer for more detailed information.
The most recent recall was published on May 18, 2016.
This listing is managed by the Recall Management Division, Office of Defects Investigation Enforcement, and updated whenever the agency publishes a child seat recall, or when new information is added to a recall record.
Models: COMO, SIGNO
Production Dates: November 1, 2007 - February 16, 2009
Defect: RECARO NORTH AMERICA, INC. IS RECALLING CERTAIN SIGNO AND COMO CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2007 TO FEBRUARY 16, 2009. A MECHANICAL SPRING, LOCATED INSIDE THE LOCKING CAM, WAS MANUFACTURED OUTSIDE THE DIMENTIONAL REQUIREMENTS. THE CENTRAL FRONT ADJUSTER STRAP ON THOSE SEATS CONTAINING THE INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED SPRING WILL SLIP WITHIN THE METAL ADJUSTER (A-LOCK) AND THIS PREVENTS THE HARNESS FROM BEING SECURELY TIGHTENED.
Consequence: IF THIS CONDITION EXISTED AND A VEHICLE CRASH OCCURRED, THE CHILD WOULD NOT BE PROPERLY SECURED IN THEIR CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM AND MAY SUSTAIN INJURY.
Corrective Action: RECARO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE ANY DEFECTIVE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 12, 2009. OWNERS CAN CONTACT RECARO CUSTOMER SERVICE TOLL-FREE AT 1-888-473-2290.
Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
NHTSA No.: 09C002000
Models: COMO, SIGNO
Production Dates: July 7, 2007 - December 18, 2007
Defect: RECARO IS RECALLING 7,498 SIGNO AND COMO CONVERTIBLE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WITH COLOR MODEL CODES OF 330.00 AND 331.00, MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 18, 2007. THE HARNESS MAY BECOME DISCONNECTED FROM THE HARNESS CONNECTOR WHEN A CHILD IS PLACED IN OR REMOVED FROM THE CHILD SEAT.
Consequence: IF THE HARNESS BECOMES DISCONNECTED AND A VEHICLE CRASH OCCURS, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE SECURELY FASTENED TO THEIR CHILD SEAT AND MAY SUSTAIN INJURY.
Corrective Action: RECARO IS ISSUING A FREE SAFETY RECALL KIT CONTAINING TWO RUBBER CAPS FOR INSTALLATION ON THE HARNESS CONNECTOR ALONG WITH AN INSTRUCTION SHEET. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 26, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RECARO CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT 1-800-8-RECARO OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.RECARO.COM.
Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA No.: 08C003000