The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is alerting consumers of a recall involving RECARO “Signo” child safety seats

RECARO is recalling these convertible child safety seats because the central front adjuster strap on some seats may slip within the metal adjuster (A-Lock) that controls the tightness of the harness straps, thereby preventing those straps from being tightened enough to properly secure a child in the seat. The affected models include RECARO Signo seats manufactured from February through September 2008.

RECARO will replace any defective seat free of charge. For more information, owners may contact the company’s customer service department at 1-888-473-2290 or visit its website at

In addition, parents and caregivers are urged to sign up with NHTSA to automatically receive updates about child seat recalls via email. The agency’s research shows that fewer than half of all affected consumers respond to child seat recalls.