The recall involves approximately 519,000 of the Radian R100, Radian R120, Radian RXT, Olympia, Pacifica and Rainier convertible car seats that transition to booster seats.
The car seats were manufactured between January 2014 and September 2017 by Diono, a car seat manufacturer based in Sumner, Washington that was formerly known as “Sunshine Kids Juvenile.”
The problem is that when the seat are installed in the forward-facing position using the lap belt without also using the top tether, children over 65 pounds are at an increased risk of suffering chest injuries in a car crash. The seats may not adequately protect the child in a crash.
There have been no reports of injuries related to the problem. Furthermore, Diono says that very few children who weigh more than 65 pounds will be harnessed into the car seats. The problem was discovered during internal company testing.
Diono is offering consumers a free repair kit with an energy-absorbing pad and a new chest clip. The recall is expected to begin on November 22.
Diono is directly contacting all consumers who registered their address when the car seat was purchased. For more information, consumers can call Diono at (855) 463-4666.