Evenflo recalls thousands of car seats made between 2011-2014

Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-07 14:57:50-04
Click to enlarge photo

Click to enlarge photo

(WTVR) – Car seat maker Evenflo issued a voluntary recall of certain car and booster seats made between 2011-2014.

“If your seat’s name and/or model number prefix is listed, but your seat’s date of manufacture does not fall within the date ranges listed below—then your seat is NOT impacted by this recall,” the company wrote on its website.

“These 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,” Evenflo wrote. “This condition may make it difficult to remove a child from the vehicle. There is no such risk if the buckle is functioning normally.”

No injuries have been reported.

“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 company said. “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.”