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HUGE CAR SEAT RECALL! WHAT MOM'S NEED TO KNOW.

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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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Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:02 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Copy and pasted for you ladies that have these car seat models.
ColieO
by Ruby Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:04 AM
I'm genuinely curious... But is the manufacturer really to blame if the buckle gets stuck because you gave your toddler juice while in the car and it got spilled?
almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:06 AM
My kid crammed gummy snacks in to the latch once. I can't see how the manufacturer could possibly be responsible for that latch not clicking after that. Sue happy society, perhaps????

Quoting ColieO: I'm genuinely curious... But is the manufacturer really to blame if the buckle gets stuck because you gave your toddler juice while in the car and it got spilled?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:06 AM
I wouldn't think so but obviously they are concerned about the seats enough to recall like all of them.

Quoting ColieO: I'm genuinely curious... But is the manufacturer really to blame if the buckle gets stuck because you gave your toddler juice while in the car and it got spilled?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Bump
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Isn't this the same thing the graco recall was over? I honestly think it's ridiculous.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Bump
babyspots17
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:09 AM

It's just the excuse the manufacturer is using plenty of buckles had issues that never had kids eating or drinking in them.  This particular buckle was used on Evenflo and Graco it is the buckles defect not a dirty buckle issue. 

Quoting ColieO: I'm genuinely curious... But is the manufacturer really to blame if the buckle gets stuck because you gave your toddler juice while in the car and it got spilled?


ColieO
by Ruby Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:09 AM
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I guess. I can understand it just not working properly with normal use, but this specifically states due to food and drink. Clean it out and move on. Lol.

Quoting almondpigeon: My kid crammed gummy snacks in to the latch once. I can't see how the manufacturer could possibly be responsible for that latch not clicking after that. Sue happy society, perhaps????

Quoting ColieO: I'm genuinely curious... But is the manufacturer really to blame if the buckle gets stuck because you gave your toddler juice while in the car and it got spilled?
mericanbelle18
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:10 AM

DD's carseat does that but it's a GRACO. I once was at a grocery store and tried for a good 30 minutes before the crotch part finally unbuckled. She's had it for about a year now. I carry a pair of sissors with me in case it happens again so I can just cut her out. 


ETA: I cleaned it out after the first incident lol 

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