The U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced two separate recalls that may affect millions of U.S. drivers. One recall focuses on defective child safety seats, while the other focuses on defective vehicle tires.
Car seat maker Britax has recalled several of its “Chaperone” child safety seats because the straps that keep the child securely in the seat can come loose, offering no protection from a crash or from an active child climbing or falling out of the seat. Owners of these child seats can contact the manufacturer at 1(888) 427-4829 or www.britaxusa.com to request a free repair kit that will reattach the straps securely.
Toyo Tire has also recalled several of its Extensa A/S tires. The bead of the tire can come loose or twist, resulting in air loss that can cause vehicle damage, auto accidents, or both. Owners who have these tires can contact Toyo for more information at 1(800) 442-8696, or return the tires to the store from which they purchased them.
More information on both these recalls is available at the NHTSA vehicle recall and safety website, www.safercar.gov.
Injuries from defective products, especially auto parts, can seriously and permanently change the course of a person’s and a family’s life. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, the experienced Southfield product liability lawyers at Lipton Law are ready to help. To discuss your case with us and learn more about your legal rights and options, call Lipton Law today at (248) 557-1688. Your initial telephone consultation is free and completely confidential.