Evenflo is recalling more than 56,000 Transitions and Evolve units due to a concern over children loosening their own harnesses. Caregivers with affected units can contact Evenflo for a free fix kit.
Models: TRANSITIONS BOOSTER SEAT
Production Dates: December 18, 2014 – January 29, 2016
Defect: Evenflo Company, Inc. (Evenflo) is recalling certain Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model numbers 34411686, 34411695, and 34411029, produced from December 18, 2014, through January 29, 2016. The central front adjuster (CFA) button that is used to loosen the seat’s internal harness may be within the child’s reach, allowing the child to activate the CFA and loosen the internal harness.
Consequence: If the internal harness is not tightened snugly around the child, the child would be at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will notify owners and provide a remedy kit that includes a newly-designed seat pad and CFA assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during February 2016. Owners may contact Evenflo at www.transitions.evenflo.com or 1-800-233-5921. Note: This safety issue only impacts the use of the seat in the forward-facing harnessed booster (22-65 lbs. and 28-50 in.) configuration.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA No.:16C003000 [EVENFLO Safety Recall No.: Transitions CFA]
Read the full text of the recall at NHTSA.
Evenflo Company, Inc. (Evenflo) is recalling certain Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model number 34411700 manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 9, 2016 and model number 34411741 manufactured May 27, 2015, to February 9, 2016. The affected seats have a button for adjusting the harness tightness. The child in the seat can access this button and loosen the harness without the caregiver’s knowledge.
If the child is able to loosen the harness, they may not be properly secured in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Evenflo will notify the registered owners, and will provide a remedy kit with a replacement harness adjustment button, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 26, 2016. Owners may contact Evenflo at www.evolve.evenflo.com or 1-800-233-5921.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.