Evenflo Recalls 1.3 Million Car Seats Due To Buckle Issue
There’s a massive recall that was just issued a few days ago, so check your car seats! Evenflo issued a voluntary recall in coordination with the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) for their select 2011-2014 convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats (1.3 million in total). The seats are identified below by name, model number prefix and date of manufacture as each of these seats uses a harness crotch buckle which may become resistant to unlatching over time, due to exposure to various contaminants (like food and drinks) thus making it difficult to remove a child from the vehicle.
These convertible car seats and harnessed boosters meet all requirements for crashworthiness under the federal FMVSS 213 safety standard and can continue to be used to transport your child safely, if you are not experiencing difficulty unlatching the buckle. Importantly, 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.
|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||6/12/2012 through 10/3/2013|
|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|
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. Please do not return these convertible car seats and harnessed boosters to retailers. If you are experiencing difficulty unlatching your buckle before your remedy kit arrives, cleaning the buckle should alleviate the difficulty. Instructions for cleaning can be found here.