P.M. BRIEFING : Car Seats for Children Recalled
More than 1.5 million Fisher-Price car safety seats for children are being recalled by the manufacturer because they do not meet federal flammability standards, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today.
The agency said it had received no complaints of fires or fire injuries from the seats, which are Models 9100 and 9101. But the company’s own tests discovered that the foam seat pad used in the two models burns faster than federal standards permit, NHTSA said.
Although the pad cover does meet standards, motorists should continue to use the seats until they get replacement pads and should not return them to stores, the agency said.