Evenflo Recalls Car Seats That Toddlers Can Unlock: 6 Things You Need to Know

Evenflo ADVANCED Transitions™ 3-in-1 Combination Seat

Child product company Evenflo is recalling over 56,000 car seats after identifying a potential problem with the Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat that's raising concern. Working with the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Evenflo hopes their voluntary recall will reiterate the company's dedication to child safety, and assure parents that they're concerns are being heard.

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Here's what you need to know.

1. The recall of Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats come after reports of children loosening the Central Front Adjuster (CFA), a button on the front of the unit. When pulled simultaneously with harness straps, the Transitions harness will tighten or loosen. Evenflo fears without a firm restraint on a child, the potential for injury in the event of an accident increases.

Evenflo ADVANCED Transitions™ 3-in-1 Combination Seat

2. To date, Evenflo reports there have been no injuries have been as a result of this potential issue.

3. The following model numbers, manufactured before January 29, 2016, are included in the recall:

  • 34411686
  • 34411695
  • 34411029

4. Evenflo strongly encourages parents to monitor their children inside the Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat, to determine whether or not he or she is trying to tamper with the CFA.

  • If a child is not trying to access the CFA area: You can continue using the booster seat until the remedy kit is installed.
  • If a child is successful in accessing the CFA area, and the remedy kit has yet to arrive: The Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat can still be used, so long as it is in a high-back or no-back-belt positioning mode. NOTE: The size requirements for both positions are 40-120 lbs. and 43.3-57 inches tall.
  • If a child is successful in accessing the CFA area, the remedy kit has yet to arrive -- and doesn't meet the alternative positioning size requirements: Discontinue use of the booster seat until a remedy kit is installed.

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5. Evenflo will issue a remedy kit, at no charge, that will remove a child's access to the CFA area. The remedy kit includes assembly and installation instructions, and a replacement bottom seat pad. There's also an installation video in Spanish.

6. To receive your remedy kit, call Evenflo's ParentLink Consumer Resource Center at 1-800-233-5921, and provide both your product's model number and date of manufacture. Customer service reps are available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Consumers can also contact Evenflo online to receive their remedy kit.

To learn more about the Evenflo Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat recall, visit them online at www.evenflo.com, or view the product recall announcement here.

 

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