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MIAMI (CBS4) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG)  is recalling thousands of child safety seats due to a faulty harness.

The seats affected were manufactured between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009. The company says 794,247 booster, convertible and infant seats are included in the recall.

DJG says the recall was issued because of defects in the harness locking and release system. On the affected models, the release button, when engaged, does not always return to the locked position. When the button is not in the locked position, the straps of the harness are more likely to slip back through the adjuster, increasing the chance of injury to the child if the seat is involved in a crash.

Click Here to see a list of the models included in the recall.

The company says no injuries have been reported but is urging consumers who own the seats to contact the company to be sent a repair kit. For more information on the recall, directly contact DJG at (866) 623-3139 or via email to harnessadjustment@djgusa.com.

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