Recall: Evenflo Rear-Facing Infant Child Restraints
On 2014-10-24, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a recall regarding Evenflo Rear-Facing Infant Child Restraints due to a potential entrapment hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2011.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Evenflo car seat recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 7th 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?
Over time, use of the seat can make the harness buckle difficult to unlatch. A buckle that does not release easily, or possibly at all, may make it difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency, in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.
How can I tell if I own this product?
UPDATE 11/19/2014: The NHTSA published revisions to this recall, including an updated list of model numbers, as shown below.
Evenflo Company, Inc. (Evenflo) is recalling certain Embrace 35 two-piece, rear-facing infant child restraints equipped with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. The affected model numbers include:
30711365 (Snugli brand)
46811205 (or 24502447)
46811237 (or 24502446)
48411391 (or 24502786)
48411391D (or 24502787)
48411392 (or 24502830)
48411504 (or 24507546)
48411504D (or 24507544)
55311138 (or 24505003)
55311238 (or 24505000)
55311292 (or 24505001)
Recalled car seats were manufactured at various times from December 2011 through May 2013.
These items were sold new+ at Online and at various retailers nationwide.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the NHTSA and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The NHTSA provides the following remedy information:
UPDATE 11/19/2014: Evenflo will notify registered owners and provide a remedy kit, including a replacement buckle and instructions for easy consumer removal of the AmSafe buckle and installation of the newly-designed replacement buckle. The recall began on November 3, 2014.
Owners may contact Evenflo's toll-free number at 1-800-490-7591, or visit their website at www.embracebuckle.evenflo.com.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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