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updated 2/14/2011 3:42:27 PM ET 2011-02-14T20:42:27

Nearly 800,000 child safety seats produced by Dorel Juvenile Group are being recalled due to safety harness problems, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Monday.

The recall covers booster, convertible and infant seats made by DJG of Columbus, Ind.

At issue is the harness locking and release button, which does not always return to its locked position. This can allow the harness adjustment strap to slip back through the adjuster as a child moves around in the seat and results in a loose harness, increasing the risk of being injured in a crash.

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DJG said the problem involves certain restraint systems manufactured from May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009, which have a "Center Front Adjuster" for the harness. A list of the affected models can be found here.

The NHTSA began a formal investigation on March 5, 2010. Consumers who want more information about the recall should contact the manufacturer directly at 1-866-623-3139 or via email to harnessadjustment@djgusa.com.

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