Kiddy USA is recalling 1,429 World Plus combination forward facing child restraints that convert to a high back booster seat, model 51 100 WP, manufactured from July 2, 2012, through October 5, 2013.
The buckle/tongue on the booster seats may only partially engage. As a result, the consumer may have a false impression that the buckle is fully latched when it is not. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."
A partially engaged buckle will not adequately restrain the child in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
What to do
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners may contact Kiddy customer service at 1-855-92KIDDY (1-855-925-4339).