Evenflo Recall: The Details
Did you hear? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that 56,000 Evenflo Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats are being recalled. They are being recalled because a child while sitting in the car seat can loosen the seat's harness which could lead to an increased risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.
There is one way to make sure you hear about car seat recalls, to ensure that your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews are as safe as they can be. Safe Kids Worldwide recommends that you register the car seat, with the manufacturer or with NHTSA, as soon as you open the box. If you haven't done so with a car seat already in use, we urge you to do so now—it is a quick and easy process. Registering your seat allows the manufacturer to notify you if there is a recall and send you any necessary fixes.
If you have registered your Evenflo car seat, the company will notify you of this recall and send you a free remedy kit that includes a newly-designed seat pad and CFA assembly. Owners may contact Evenflo at www.transitions.evenflo.com or 1-800-233-5921.
Details on the Recall
Please circulate this blog to parents, grandparents and friends to make sure that children are kept safe, and tell them to sign up for Safe Kids bimonthly recall emails to be the first to know about children's product recalls!
Recalls are important. Less than half of the car seats purchased are registered, making it difficult to reach every car seat owner and putting kids at risk. Last year, Safe Kids released "Car Seat Recalls: What Every Parent Needs to Know" urging parents to take the following steps regarding every car seat.
- Register: Register your car seat as soon as you buy it. The postage-paid registration card is attached in the front of the car seat. Your information cannot be used for any purpose other than notifying you of a recall. You can also register online with the manufacturer or on NHTSA's safercar.gov. If you didn't register it when you bought it, you can still do so at safercar.gov
- Act: If you learn that your car seat was recalled, act on it by making the fix recommended by the manufacturer.
- Make Sure It's Installed Right: Check here to find an event near you where your child's seat can be inspected to ensure it is correctly installed.
- Register your car seats: with the manufacturer or www.safercar.gov/parents
- Find out if your car seat has been recalled
- Sign up for Safe Kids' bi-weekly recall email alerts
- Evenflo Customer Service: www.transitions.evenflo.com or 1-800-233-5921
- Safe Kids Infographic
- "Car Seat Recalls: What Every Parent Needs to Know"