Everything Moms Need to Know
by Jeanne Sager on Yesterday at 10:15 AM
Parents, get ready to climb into the backseat of your cars, because we have a car seat recall on our hands. Popular manufacturer Evenflo isrecalling 1.3 million convertible car seats and booster seats over a harness crotch buckle, which the company says "may become resistant to unlatching over time."
Worried your child is in danger of getting stuck in an unlatching car seat? Here's everything parents need to know about this recall:
1. The Evenflo recall includes seats made from 2011 through 2014. The buckle may become "resistant to unlatching," the company says, "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."
2. The recalled models are as follows: Momentum 65, Momentum 65 LX, and Momentum 65 DLX; Chase, Chase LX, and Chase Select; Chase LX and Chase DLX; Maestro and Maestro Performance; Symphony 65, Symphony 65 E3, Symphony LX, Symphony DLX, and Snugli All-in-One; Titan 65 and SureRide DLX; and Secure Kid LX, Secure Kid DLX, Secure Kid 100, Secure Kid 300, Secure Kid 400, and Snugli Booster.
3. The affected seats have model numberprefixes of 306, 308, 310, 329, 345, 346, 371, or 385.
4. Evenflo has received no reports of injury, and the company says the seats meet all federal crash standards. The only issue is the buckle, and if your buckle is working, Evenflo says there is no reason to stop using the car seat while you wait for a remedy kit.
5. Remedy kits are available -- free of charge -- by calling 1-800-490-7591 between 8 a.m. (ET) and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visiting the Evenflo site. You can also clean the buckle yourself, using Evenflo's instructions.
Has your child ever become trapped in the car seat? What did you do to get them out?
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