By The Seat Of Our Panic
And now, for anxious parents (is there any other kind?): 5 reasons it’s OK to buy a car seat model that was once recalled…
1. The actual seat you’ll be buying was repaired before it ever left the factory. It seems there was some possibility that the harness on the RECARO Como 331.01.MM could possibly have become disconnected from the harness connector while placing a child in or removing a child from the seat. It never actually happened in real life, but it maybe could’ve. The fix? A couple of rubber caps on the yoke. Most consumers just installed them themselves. The batch of brand-new seats we’re selling today were corrected before they were ever shipped out, so to the extent you trust any manufacturer with your child’s vehicular safety, you can trust these seats.
2. It’s made by one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end, high-performance vehicle seating. For over 40 years, Recaro chairs have cradled many of the world’s most valuable butts, in cars from the Audi R8 to the Ferrari 599 and Lamborghini Gallardo and including most models of racing cars. If you’ll give them a chance, they’ll lovingly cradle your baby’s valuable butt, too.
3. You don’t have to take our word for it. Before you even install your Recaro seat, feel free to take it to a hospital, police station, or firehouse near you for an inspection. You can find an inspection station near you at Seatcheck.org or by calling 1-866-SEAT-CHECK. Remember to follow this seat’s installation instructions, and keep in mind that these are only suitable for use in vehicles with 2-point (lap) and 3-point (lap & shoulder) seat belts.
4. In fear, there is opportunity. We’re not ashamed to admit that a class outfit like Recaro normally wouldn’t be caught dead slumming it around here. But since the word “recall” sends the Nervous Nellies of the world into fainting spells, you’re able to grab this premium child safety seat for a figurative song. Sometimes it pays to be rational.
5. It makes you seem like a total bad-ass. Next time some chump wants to front, just drop this on him: “I make my kid ride in a recalled car seat.” That’s some serious Keyser Soze stuff right there. And the fool never has to know the truth.
Warranty: 1 Year RECAROAuthorized for SquareTrade Extended Warranty
- Designed and engineered to provide optimum safety and protection in the event of a life threatening accident
- Certified for use in aircraft both rear-facing and forward-facing
- RECARO Side Impact Protection system with its extra large side wings, correctly shaped headrest and comfortable padding provides an additional peace-of-mind when your child may need it most
- Can be used for infants to face the rear of the vehicle, and for toddlers to face the front of the car
- Seats kids from 5 to 70 pounds and up to 8 years of age
- Microfiber washable cover
- 5 adjustable harness locations ensures your child is securely and comfortably seated
- Side ventilation system with an ergonomic shape
- Adjustable headrest
- Revised harness connectors installed at the factory (added rubber caps to the yoke)
- RECAROhas over 100 years experience in the design and manufacture of premium automotive products; also designed high end car seats for luxury cars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, and Aston Martin
- Complies with American FMVSS 213 safety standards. RECARO is also TS 16949/ISO 14001 certified which helps assure the most comprehensive product development system available
- Child passenger safety information supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Max. child height: 50”
- Latch system design: Tether – mini connector
- Latch system: Yes
- Top tether: Yes
- Headrest positions: 5
- Cover material: Microfiber
- Adjustable harness locations: 5
- Rear facing weight range: 5 – 35 lbs.
- Interior seat width: 15”
- Side Impact Protection: yes, RECARO SIP
- Front facing weight range: 20 – 70 lbs.
- Product weight: 20 lbs.
- Seat height: 28”
- Interior seat back height: 25.5”
- Washable cover: Yes
- Rear-Facing Mode: For children 5 to 35 pounds and younger than 12 months of age
- Forward-Facing Mode: Child restraint system for children at least one year of age and 20 to 70 pounds (9.1 to 31.7 kg). Do not use if top of ears extend above top of headrest
- Locking Lap Belt, Rear Facing
- Locking Lap-Shoulder Belt, Rear Facing
- Non-Locking ELR Lap-Shoulder Belt, Rear Facing
- Latch, Forward Facing
- Locking Lap Belt, Forward Facing
- Locking Lap-Shoulder Belt, Forward Facing
- Non-Locking ELR Lap-Shoulder Belt, Forward Facing
In the box:
- RECARO Como Carseat
- Users Manual
What Is This Recall About:
- During product evaluation and feedback from the field, it was discovered that the harness may become disconnected from the harness connector when a child is placed in or removed from the child seat. If the harness becomes disconnected and a vehicle crash occurs, your child may not be securely fastened to their child seat and may sustain an injury