Evenflo recalls certain Evolve 3-in-1 booster seats over harness issues. The Evenflo Company, Inc. is working closely with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada in this voluntary recall. The recall potentially affects 29,742 booster seats.
Evenflo recalls certain Evolve 3-in-1 booster seats over harness issues. The Evenflo Company, Inc. is working closely with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada in this voluntary-recall. The recall potentially affects 29,742 booster seats.
The affected booster seats come with a button that is used for adjusting the harnesses tightness. It is possible that the child occupying the booster seat may be able to work the button, thereby loosening the harness. In such cases, the booster seat would offer less protection if the vehicle was involved in an accident. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported due to the issue, which was noticed when the company saw a trend in customer complaints about the booster seat when used in harnessed mode.
Recalled Booster Seats: Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats
- Model #34411700 (U.S.) made from February 26, 2015 to February 9, 2016;
- Model #34411741 (U.S.) made from May 27, 2015 to February 9, 2016; and
- Model #34411700C (Canada) made prior to February 9, 2016.
NOTE: The potential danger is present only in harnessed mode.
If you’re uncertain whether your booster seat is included in the recall, which begins today, you can do the following:
- Go to evolve.evenflo.com
- Call the company’s ParentLink Consumer Resource Center – 1-800-233-5921 (U.S.) or 1-800-265-0749 (Canada)
The company is contacting all registered owners, too. Regardless of registration status, if you contact Evenflo, the company will send you a special kit. This kit will keep your child from being able to use the button to adjust the harness. The kit comes with assembly and installation directions and is provided free of charge.
The company asks that you do not return the booster seats to a retailer.
You can also call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or visit www.safercar.gov.
Evenflo also offers parents the following helpful information:
- You can continue to safely use the booster seat in harnessed mode until you install the kit if your child isn’t using the button;
- However, if your child has discovered the button and is using it, the booster seat is not safe to use until the kit is installed;
- Children meeting the height and weight requirements for belt-positioning modes (stages 2 and 3) can safely use the seat in those modes.
From Evenflo: “For additional information, please reference the documents below:
- Instructions in English
- Video Instructions in English
- Instructions in Spanish
- Video Instructions in Spanish
- Instructions in French
- Video Instructions in French
- NHTSA Announcement
- Press Release
- Register for Recall”