Marathon has announced that they are recalling certain seat covers, brand superhides with part numbers 593, 594, 578, 960, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, and 630 sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. They stated that these seat covers are made of heavier thread and are not compatible with seats containing side airbags. The heavier seat cover could interfere with full deployment of the airbag in the event of a crash.
An improperly deployed airbag could result in serious injury. Marathon will notify owners of record and replace the seat cover free of charge. The safety recall began on September 14, 2010. Owners may contact Marathon at 1-800-735-2769.