Recall: Evenflo Convertible and Harnessed Child Restraints
On 2014-04-04, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a recall regarding Evenflo Convertible and Harnessed Child Restraints due to a potential entrapment hazard.
About 1 million units are involved in this Evenflo child restraint recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Carseats / Child Seats category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 16 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In the convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats, the buckle may become stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button. Therefore, it may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Evenflo Company, Inc. (Evenflo) is recalling certain convertible and harnessed child restraints, models Momentum 65 (including LX and DLX), Chase (including LX, DLX, and Select), Maestro (including Performance), Symphony (including 65, LX, 65 E3, and DLX), Snugli All-In-One, Snugli Booster, Titan 65, SureRide DLX, and Secure Kid (including LX, DLX, 100, 300, and 400). The affected seats have model number prefixes of 306, 308, 310, 329, 345, 346, 371 or 385.
NOTE: Only seats with manufacture dates listed below are included in the recall:
|Model Name||Model Number Prefix||Affected Dates of Manufacture|
|Momentum 65, Momentum 65 LX and Momentum 65 DLX||385||3/4/2013 through 8/26/2013|
|Chase, Chase LX and Chase Select||306||8/23/2011 through 3/3/2014|
|Chase LX and Chase DLX||329||8/23/2011 through 3/3/2014|
|Maestro and Maestro Performance||310||8/22/2011 through 10/17/2013|
|Symphony 65, Symphony 65 E3, Symphony LX, Symphony DLX and Snugli All-in-One||345 or 346||10/2/2012 through 8/26/2013|
|Titan 65 and SureRide DLX||371||6/20/2012 through 10/17/2013|
|Secure Kid LX, Secure Kid DLX, Secure Kid 100, Secure Kid 300, Secure Kid 400 and Snugli Booster||308||12/13/2011 through 3/3/2014|
Information on where these items sold new+: Because the retail locations were not specified, it is assumed these products were sold at retailers nationwide and online.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The NHTSA provides the following remedy information:
Evenflo will notify registered owners in April 2014. The company will start providing replacement buckles along with installation instructions in April 2014.
Owners may contact Evenflo at 1-800-490-7591 or online at www.buckle.evenflo.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
No incidents were reported with the NHTSA recall. Evenflo provided this statement regarding injuries: "Evenflo has received no reports of injuries to children in connection with the use of this buckle on the seats that are subject to this recall."
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the NHTSA recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at NHTSA.gov.
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