ConsumerAffairs reports that Recaro Child Safety is recalling more than 173,000 child restraints.
In the event of a crash, the top tether anchorage mat detach from the car seat, which could result in injury to the child or to others in the vehicle.
The specific models recalled are: ProRIDE model number 332.01 in all colors (AK21, KAEC, KAEG, KK91, MC11, MJ15, QA56, QA9N, QQ11, QQ14, and QQ95), manufactured from April 9, 2010, through June 9, 2015; and Performance RIDE child restraints, model number 333.01 in all colors (CHIL, HABB, HAZE, JEBB, JETT, KNGT, MABB, MARI, MNGT, PLUM, PLBB, REBB, SLBB, REDD, ROBB, ROSE, SABB, SAPH, SLTE, VIBB, VIBE), manufactured from January 15, 2013, through June 9, 2015.
Recaro will send a retrofit kit to secure the car seat to all registered owners of one of the affected car seats. Of course, not everyone fills out those registration cards. If you own one of the affected ProRIDE or Performance RIDE restraints, feel free to contact Recaro customer service at 1-866-628-4750, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.