Evenflow, the manufacturer of child safety car seats, has voluntarily recalled more than 56,000 Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats. The recalled seats have model numbers 34411686, 34411695, and 34411029, and they have production dates between from December 18, 2014, and January 29, 2016.
The flaw in the seats is the central front adjuster button, which is used to loosen the harness on the seat, is within the reach of the child riding in the seat. Thus, if the child presses the button while riding in the seat, he or she may not be properly restrained if an accident occurs. This problem is only an issue when using the car seat in the forward-facing position with the harness. It does not impact the child’s safety when the vehicle’s seatbelt is used to restrain the child or when using the seat in its second (high-back belt-positioning) and third (no-back belt-positioning) modes.
While no injuries or deaths have been reported, Evenflo is taking preventative measures by providing a redesigned seat pad and central front adjuster assembly to owners of defective seats. Owners of impacted car seats can order the repair online from Evenflo or call the company at 1-800-233-5921, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST.
“Evenflo identified this safety concern through our regular review of customer feedback,” said Evenflo Safety Advocate Sarah Haverstick. “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.
“If your child is only able to use the Transitions seat in harnessed mode because of his or her size and you’ve observed your child pulling back the seat pad to access the Central Front Adjuster, please discontinue using the seat until you’ve installed the free remedy kit,” said Haverstick. “If your child is 40 pounds and 43 inches tall, fitting the requirements for using the seat in its two belt-positioning modes, or is not pulling back the seat pad in harnessed mode, the seat may be used safely until your remedy kit arrives,” she said.
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