More car seats recalled for buckles not working
Nearly two months after Graco recalled millions of car seats for buckle problems, Evenflo has issued a recall for the same reason.
The Evenflo decision to recall more than 1.3 million car seats involves certain models made between August 22, 2011 and March 3, 2014, on which buckles can become stuck. Just like the Graco recall, that can make it difficult or impossible to remove the child quickly from the seat in the event of an emergency.
The harness buckle can “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,” according to recall information on the Evenflo website.
The car seats and boosters can continue to be used if you don’t have trouble unlatching the buckle, the post said. Consumers with car seats on the list of models with recalled buckles can contact Evenflo for a replacement buckle and instructions for installing it.
You can call them at 1-800-490-7591 or order the kit online by clicking here.
“If you are experiencing difficulty unlatching your buckle before your remedy kit arrives, cleaning the buckle should alleviate the difficulty,” the post said.
Evenflo says no injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled buckles.
The recalled buckles were installed on these specific models with these specific manufacture dates:
Momentum 65, Momentum 65 LX, Momentum 65 DLX, with a model number prefix of 385, manufactured 3/4/2013 through 8/26/2013
Chase, Chase LX, Chase Select, with a model number prefix of 306, manufactured 6/12/2012 through 10/3/2013
Chase LX and Chase DLX, with a model number prefix of 329, manufactured 8/23/2011 through 3/3/2014
Maestro, Maestro Performance, with a model number prefix of 310, manufactured 8/22/2011 through 10/17/2013
Symphony 65, Symphony 65 E3, Symphony LX, Symphony DLX, Snugli All-in-One, with model number prefix of 345 or 346, manufactured 10/2/2012 through 8/26/2013
Titan 65, SureRide DLX, with model number prefix 371, manufactured 6/20/2012 through 10/17/2013
Secure Kid LX, Secure Kid DLX, Secure Kid 100, Secure Kid 300, Secure Kid 400, Snugli Booster, with model number prefix 308, manufactured 12/13/2011 through 3/3/2014