The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced a recall for the Diono Cambria 2 booster seat. If you have this seat in your car, read on for important details about the recall.

NHYSA issued the recall notice on Mar. 24, 2021, citing the possibility of the headrest separating during a car crash. If the seat cracks between the headrest and the backrest, the top (headrest) component could come off and fail to protect the child.

photo: Diono

This recall affects 6,920 Diono Cambria 2 booster seats with the model numbers:

  • 31200 US-01
  • 31201-US-01
  • 31202-US-01

and the serial numbers:

  • 648762
  • 648801
  • 648802
  • 648803
  • 64882
  • 648842
  • 648843
  • 648844
  • 648846
  • 648847
  • 64892
  • 648926

The affected products were produced between Sep. 5, 2020 and Nov. 30, 2020 and sold for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $79.99.

There are currently no injuries associated with the recall. If you have one of the recalled seats, complete an online registration form here to get a free replacement backrest remedy kit or call Diono at 1-855-463-4666. Parents should not return the car seat to the place of purchase. Replacement parts should ship starting May 9, 2021.

According to the Diono website, “You may continue to use the seat as a backless booster while waiting for the replacement backrest. The affected units meet FMVSS 213 requirements when used as a backless booster.” Visit Diono’s website here for the company’s full recall notice and more information.

—Erica Loop

 

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