This week, auto giant General Motors issued recalls for hundreds of thousands of vehicles due to potential ‘lethal dangers’ posed to child passengers.

The defect is the result of rear-seat anchor bars being coated with too much powder, which would prevent child passengers from strapping in to their seats.

Models being affected by the recall include the 2020-2023 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2020-2023 GMC Terrain SUV’s.

The supplier responsible for the recall, Amvian Mexico, reportedly did not monitor the amount of powder that was applied to the bars.

Owners have not yet been notified, though dealers were notified in May and owners are expected to receive notices in Late June if they have not yet turned in their vehicles.

The news came just weeks after an airbag manufacturer refused to recall vehicles with a defect that could cause the airbags to explode and hit drivers and passengers with shrapnel.  The airbag issue reportedly affects as many as 67 million devices.

The airbag defect has reportedly caused two deaths and numerous injuries to date.

GM has said that so far, no crashes or injuries were reported as a result of the issue with its anchor bars.

GM also issued recalls for airbags in almost a million of its cars as well due to the aforementioned issue.

Both the airbag recall and the car seat recall are voluntary, meaning that people will not be required to get the issue rectified or turn their cars in.

The Daily Mail Reports

General Motors is recalling hundreds of thousands of SUVs due to concerns they pose lethal dangers to children.

The American carmaker issued a voluntary recall for more than 680,000 2020 to 2023 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs.

The issue is a defect with the rear-seat lower anchor bars being excessively coated with powder, preventing a car seat from strapping in properly.

In 1999, NHTS issued a safety standard for child restraint anchorage systems that ‘requires all new passenger vehicles to have child restraint anchorage systems meeting specified strength, configuration, marking, and other requirements,’ reads the agency’s website.

Called Standard No. 225, NHTS mandates that child restraint anchorage systems provide at least a minimum level of safety.

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