Health + Safety
Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Car Seats Due To Safety Concerns
On the tip of another record-breaking Graco child safety recall, Evenflo Company, Inc. released a press release announcing the recall of 1.3 million of their products ranging in production dates from August 2011 to March 2014.
The recall on car seats and harnessed booster seats is due to buckles getting jammed when exposed to contaminants, making it a potential issue to remove children from their safety seats in case of emergencies. However, no injuries in connection to the recall have been reported. Evenflo insists customers continue using products if functionality of buckles are working properly, stating that seats meet federal requirements for “crashworthiness.”
“Evenflo designs, engineers and tests its products with safety as its number-one priority,” reads the company’s statement. Consumers affected by the recall are advised to refrain from returning defective products, and instead use an instructional video that shows how to replace faulty buckles with a new one. Free replacement buckles and installation instructions can be received by contacting the Ohio-based customer service online or by calling: 1-800-490-7591.
See below for the full list of Car Seats Recall:
Momentum 65, Momentum 65 LX, Momentum 65 DLX– 3/4/2013 through 8/26/2013
Chase, Chase LX, Chase Select– 6/12/2012 through 10/3/2013
Chase LX and Chase DLX– 8/23/2011 through 3/3/2014
Maestro, Maestro Performance– 8/22/2011 through 10/17/2013
Symphony 65, Symphony 65 E3, Symphony LX, Symphony DLX, Snugli All-in-One– 10/2/2012 through 8/26/2013
Titan 65, SureRide DLX– 6/20/2012 through 10/17/2013
Secure Kid LX, Secure Kid DLX, Secure Kid 100, Secure Kid 300, Secure Kid 400, Snugli Booster– 12/13/2011 through 3/3/2014