Replace Potentially Defective Parts
- What: Recall for Diono Cambria 2 Booster Seats
- When: March 2021
- Why: Possible defect
- Where: Diono
If, like me, you’ve gone looking for a Diono Cambria 2 booster seat, you might have trouble finding one at the moment. Thanks to a voluntarily recall affecting some of these car seats, the model can be harder than normal to locate.
The Diono Cambria 2 booster seat has two modes, and functions as either a highback booster or a backless one. On select recalled models, the headrest of the highback booster can become separated if the booster seat cracks between the headrest and backrest in an accident. Only seats manufactured between September and November 2020 are affected by the recall. Check Diono’s website for a complete description and list of affected serial numbers.
Not sure where to find the serial number on your seat? Check the label underneath your booster seat and look at the line where it says serial number. Compare the first six digits of that number to the list of affected seats. Even if you purchased your seat after November 2020, it could be affected by the recall, as the date of manufacture is what matters.
If your seat is included in the recall, Diono will ship you a replacement backrest at no charge. Replacements should ship by mid-May, and possibly earlier. In the meantime, no injuries have been reported and you can continue to use your Diono Cambria 2 in the backless mode until you receive your replacement.
We still love our Diono Cambria 2 booster seat. Ours isn’t affected by the recall, and I hope to buy another one for my second child in the near future.