Almost 800,000 child seats are being recalled because their harnesses may not hold the child securely, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday.
The recall covers a wide range of booster, convertible and infant seats, including some sold as part of a stroller travel system, made by the Dorel Juvenile Group of Columbus, Ind. The action was triggered by the safety agency, which began an investigation of the restraints last year after receiving several consumer complaints that the restraining straps on the seats had loosened.
The restraints were sold under the brand names Safety 1st, Maxi-Cosi, Cosco and Eddie Bauer, said Julie Vallese, a Dorel spokeswoman, in a telephone interview. They were manufactured from May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2009. A list of the affected models can be found here.