Retailers Recall Kiddu Lane Car Seats over Safety Concern

A car seat is meant to protect your baby and young kids, keeping them secured during emergencies and comfortable in long drives. However, if the car seat does not deliver what it is supposed to deliver, then you are obviously risking the very life of your precious child.

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Just take for instance the recent recall of Kiddu Lane 123 car seats. Retailers, Tesco and Asda, have ceased sale of the car seats after Stacey Tennant and family had bad experience with it and posted a video about Kiddu Lane 123’s faulty buckles.

The family had bought the car seat for their 22-month old Koby, who allegedly flew out of the car seat and landed on the gear seat after a car made a quick stop. The Tennants said that the car seat’s buckle had failed and caused the accident, which resulted in the baby suffering from trauma and bruises. According to the family, Koby screams whenever they put him in a car seat.

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Spokespersons from Tesco and Asda said that they have pulled out the Kiddu Lane 123 car seats off their shelves as a precautionary measure while the supplier conducts an investigation. They added that the safety concern over the car seats was a matter of urgency.

Meanwhile, a Kiddu spokesperson said, “Product safety is our top priority and we are taking this matter very seriously.” Kiddu said they have finished their own tests on car seat buckles, and found nothing wrong. The company maintained that the Kiddu Lane car seats have undergone “rigorous testing” and obtained approval by the European Child Safety Standard ECE R 44/04 and by the Vehicle Certification Authority (VCA) in the UK.

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Nevertheless, the company has temporarily withdrawn the Kiddu Lane seats off the market. Kiddu said they have requested the UK test authority to conduct independent tests. So far, there has been no confirmation about a refund for returned items.

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