Evenflo Recalled Some 56,000 Car Seats
The harness in Transitions 3-in-1 Combination car seats could become loose
Check your child's car seat. One popular brand, Evenflo, has voluntarily recalled approximately 56,000 of its Transitions 3-in-1 Combination car seats, all manufactured before January 29, 2016.
After investigating issues that surfaced via consumer feedback, the company discovered a safety defect that could result in a loose harness. Specifically, children have access to the Central Front Adjuster when the seat is used in the forward-facing harnessed booster mode. The issue does not affect the structural integrity of the car seat in a crash and no injuries have been reported, according to the company and the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
“Evenflo identified this safety concern through our regular review of customer feedback,” said Evenflo Safety Advocate Sarah Haverstick in a press release. “We’re working closely with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and publicizing the voluntary campaign via mail to registered consumers, notices to retailers and updates to social media channels. The safety of your children is of the greatest important to us,” she said.
The Evenflo car seats impacted by the recall were first produced on December 18, 2014 and have the following model numbers: 34411686, 34411695 and 34411029.
Evenflo is offering a free remedy kit that eliminates the child's access to the Central Front Adjuster (CFA) while the seat is in forward-facing harnessed booster mode. The kit includes a replacement bottom seat pad, CFA assembly and installation instructions. You can view the installation video here.
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According to the company, parents can still use the car seat until their remedy kit arrives, but only on high-back belt-positioning booster mode and no-back belt-positioning booster mode.
To receive a remedy kit, call Evenflo's ParentLink Consumer Resource Center at 1-800-233-5921 and provide both your product's model number and date of manufacture. You can also request one online.
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