BREAKING: 30,000 Car Seats Recalled Over Major Safety Concern

September 26, 2016
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Minneapolis station KARE 11 is reporting, Evenflo has recalled three of its Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat models over concerns that children can access the Central Front Adjuster (CFA) button, located underneath a flap of fabric on the seat bottom, and loosen their own safety straps.

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The recall includes about 30,000 car seats.

Own one of these Evenflo seats?

1. The forward-facing harnessed booster (for kids 22-65 lbs., and 28-50 inches tall)

2. The high-back belt-positioning booster (for kids 40-120 lbs., and 43.3-57 inches tall)

3. The no-back belt-positioning booster (for kids 40-120 lbs., and 43.3-57 inches tall)

You’ll want to look for the following model numbers, which are included in the recall: 34411686, 34411695, and 34411029. All affected seats were manufactured before January 29, 2016.

In a statement on its website, Evenflo assured parents “that this issue does not affect the structural integrity of the Transitions seat in a crash and no injuries have occurred in connection with this issue.” Still, the company added, “Without a snug harness restraining the child, the potential for injury in a crash increases.” News 7 Boston reports that 27 complaints have been filed after kids accessed the CFA buttons without parents’ knowledge.

Evenflo is providing a complimentary remedy kit that includes a bottom seat replacement pad that will eliminate the possibility of a child being able to monkey with the CFA button. You can sign up to receive one here, and view a video on how to install the pad. You can also call the company’s Consumer Resource Center at 1-800-233-5921 if you have questions.

According to Evenflo’s statement, parents should only discontinue use of their child’s car seat until receiving their remedy kit if the child is showing an interest in playing with the button. The company claims most kids won’t bother trying to access it. But as a parent-of-three, I find it hard to believe that every kid in an affected Evenflo seat isn’t messing with the button. Or maybe it’s just my children who have an insatiable curiosity that leads them to mess with every button, zipper, knob, handle, hook, and switch on planet Earth!

12 Comments

  1. Nikki Huizar Lopez

    September 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Adam

  2. Jocelyn Zieger Keck

    September 26, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Judie Zieger Kyle Keck

  3. Janine Bradley

    September 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Just great they recalled my other seats three times now my newer one. Im over evenflo

  4. Meghan Anne

    September 26, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I can barely adjust it how can a toddler?!

  5. Lulu Barraza

    September 26, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Liliana Montes… no se si te aplique este recall

  6. Jenny Jimenez Pons

    September 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Prissi Jimenez Pons no es como la que tienes?

  7. Gricel Olivas

    September 26, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Mera Delgado

  8. Lisa Self

    September 27, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Breanna Self Colton Wayne Self I don’t remember what brand y’all have

  9. Jr

    October 12, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Im sorry but the mother of 3 kids who plays there car seats, it just your kids i have a 2 and half year grandson and he dont even touch it . and hes in to every thing. its evenhard for me to do it.

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