Every vehicle seat plays an important role in an event of vehicle crash for the safety of drivers and occupants of the vehicle. Vehicle seats need to be designed and made in such a way that it would protect the individuals sitting on them. If they don’t and in an addition to that, if their structure or any other cause would instead sustain injuries to you; instead of protecting you – in an event of vehicle accidents, then vehicle seat manufacturers can be questioned about the safety of their seat defect and design.
Bhurtel Law Firm handles cases where the seat defect has played a major role – a product liability case, in an event of serious injuries during the vehicle crash, regardless of who is at the fault in the accident itself.
Seat Defect Recall by Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company
Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company (HSM) is recalling certain Conversion Van Seats manufactured June 14, 2016, to August 31, 2016.
Vehicle Seat Safety Issue:
The affected seats are equipped with Atwood slide tracks that may not properly engage, allowing the seats to move in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems,” and 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.” If the seat moves in the event of a crash, the seat occupant would be at an increased risk of injury.
Solution through Safety Recall:
HSM will notify the purchasers of the seats and will offer replacements free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact HSM customer service at 1-800-438-5341.