Recall Alert: 39,000 Recaro ProSport Car Seats


Car Seats Affected: More than 39,000 Recaro ProSport model 385 car seats manufactured between June 16, 2010, and Jan. 31, 2013

The Problem: When the seat is installed with the lower Latch anchors only, without the top tether, the child’s head can move excessively, increasing the risk of an injury. In a crash, the seat could fail to protect the child from contacting interior surfaces of the vehicle, increasing the risk of an injury.

The Fix: Recaro will begin notifying registered owners this month and will provide a label to affix over the existing info label, along with a complete set of new instructions informing owners to discontinue use of the Latch system when the weight of the child reaches 40 pounds. The new label will be provided for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Recaro at 888-973-2276, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to for more info.

More Car Seat Safety Info: Check out's Car Seat Checks.

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By Matt Schmitz | August 19, 2014 | Comments (2)
Tags: Recalls, Safety


Marcia Quezada

I have this carseat, My son is 5 years old and 35 pounds. Our Ford Explorer 2014 has airbag seat belt. they send us a booklet and we talked on the phone but I am not sure how to buckle our son. My English is not as good to understand the explanation since Im from Chile. Can someone explain me in Spanish please?

Kris Gronowski

This is a scandal. If your car was delivered with half of the horse power would you be happy to just receive a new sticker stating the fact? Then move on with you life?
Not only that it has not been safe, its also the fact that you have to but a new one and its hard to sell it for anything because it has been recalled. How can this even be legal?

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