Stiftung Warentest has published results of a dynamic test with RECARO Optia in combination with RECARO SmartClick. During this test the seat unintentionally separated from the Base.
The reason for this is currently not comprehendible to us. Nevertheless we are taking these findings very seriously. Consumer safety is the top priority for RECARO. For this reason we have immediately started systematic investigation, testing and in-depth analysis.
At this point we cannot give any statement with regards to the cause. In all of our performed internal and external tests, which far exceed the regulatory requirements, the described issue never occurred. We must identify and understand the root cause before being able to decide on possible next steps.
As a responsible manufacturer RECARO Child Safety GmbH has decided, as a precautionary measure, to stop the delivery of RECARO SmartClick and RECARO Optia and prohibits sales until further notice. With regards to consumer safety we want to ensure that none of the products tested by Stiftung Warentest are being sold, until we have fully investigated the test results published by Stiftung Warentest.
Currently we are putting all of our energies into analyzing the situation. As soon as we have identified the root cause, we will take the appropriate actions, focusing on the safety of our consumers.
We will keep you informed about our findings and next steps.