(WCBD) — Evenflo designs is recalling select convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats made between 2011 and 2014 due to safety concerns. The car seats and boosters included in the recall are listed in the chart below.
Theselect models use a harness crotch buckle which may become resistant to unlatching over time, due to exposure to various contaminants (like food and drinks) that are present in everyday use of the convertible car seat or harnessed booster by toddlers.
This condition may make it difficult to remove a child from the vehicle. There is no such risk if the buckle is functioning normally.
These convertible car seats and harnessed boosters meet all requirements for crashworthiness under the federal FMVSS 213 and CMVSS 213 safety standards and can continue to be used to transport your child safely, if you are not experiencing difficulty unlatching the buckle.
Evenflo has not received reports of injuries to children in connection with the use of this buckle on the seats that are subject to this recall.
Evenflo is providing to consumers who own affected seats a remedy kit, free of charge, that includes a replacement buckle and instructions for the installing the new buckle. The remedy kit is available by placing an order with Evenflo or calling 1-800-490-7591. If you are experiencing difficulty unlatching your buckle before your remedy kit arrives, cleaning the buckle should alleviate the difficulty. Instructions for cleaning your buckle can be found here.
Evenflo is conducting this voluntary recall in coordination with the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) and Transport Canada (Français.)