Evenflo Recalls 1.37 Million Car Seats
About the Evenflo Car Seat Recall
According to the Detroit News, Evenflo announced the recall on Friday after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the car seats.
The recall covers a variety of convertible and booster seat models that were manufactured between 2011 and 2014. The recall does not include rear facing infant seat models.
The company states that crotch buckle on the car seats’ harness may become difficult to unlatch over time. The condition could make it difficult to remove the child from the seat during an emergency, exposing the child to an increased risk of injury when a prompt exit from the vehicle is necessary.
Recalled Car Seat Models
The recall covers the following models:
- Momentum 65 (including LX and DLX)
- Chase (including LX, DLX and Select)
- Maestro (including Performance)
- Symphony (including 65, LX, 65 E3 and DLX)
- Snugli All-In-One
- Snugli Booster
- Titan 65
- SureRide DLX
- Secure Kid (including LX, DLX, 100, 300 and 400)
Similar Issues Reported in Previous Recalls
Graco issued a recall for 1.8 million car seats last month for the same reason, stating that 1 in 1,000 car seats exhibited some degree of buckles being difficult to unlatch or being stuck in the latched position due food particles or dried liquid.
Graco is now facing a class-action lawsuit in California after a 2-year-old child died in a fire. According to the lawsuit, the buckle on the Graco car seat made it extremely difficult to remove the child.
Another complaint claims that it took 45 minutes to remove a toddler from the defective car seats.