Evenflo recalls car seats due to safety concerns-UPDATE

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KWQC- We have received new information from Evenflo about its recall issued on Sept. 21, 2016. Earlier information shared by a Media General station is correct, but from an older recall.

UPDATE 9-22-16:

Evenflo has announced a voluntary recall on select models of its Evolve Booster Seat over concerns that some children can access and activate the harness adjustment button without adult assistance, and potentially loosen the harness. This voluntary recall impacts the use of the seat in the harnessed mode only. Evolve Booster Seats manufactured prior to February 9, 2016, with the following model numbers are included: 34411700 (US), 34411741 (US), 34411700C (Canada). While no injuries have occurred in connection with this issue, Evenflo identified a trend in complaints regarding use of the seat in harnessed mode through its regular review of consumer feedback.

The Harness Adjustment Button is located under a plastic shield between the occupant’s legs. The Harness Adjustment Button is located under a plastic shield between the occupant’s legs.
Evenflo is providing, at no charge, a remedy kit that will prevent child access and activation of the harness adjustment button. The remedy kit includes a replacement harness adjustment button assembly and installation instructions. To determine if your child’s seat is included in this recall and to order a remedy kit, please visit http://www.evolve.evenflo.com or call our ParentLink Consumer Resource Center at 1-800-233-5921 (US)/ 1-800-265-0749 (Canada). Please do not return your child’s seat to retailers.

If your child is not accessing and activating the harness adjustment button, then the Evolve may be used safely in harnessed mode until the remedy kit is installed. If your child is accessing the harness adjustment button in harnessed mode, then the seat should not be used until you install the remedy kit. Please remember that if your child meets the height and weight requirements for the belt-positioning modes (stages 2 and 3), then the seat may be used safely in these modes.

Evenflo is conducting this voluntary recall in coordination with the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) and Transport Canada. We’d like to thank our consumers for their valuable feedback, and we will continue listening.

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Original:

(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.

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The select 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.)

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