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Defective Baby Car Seats

Defective Baby Car Seat Product Liability Injury Lawsuits

Defective Baby Car Seats | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Product Liability: Injury | Defective Handles, Weak Construction

Latest Baby Car Seat Recall

On May 10, 2007 Evenflo Company Inc. in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of Evenflo Embrace Infant car seat/carriers because of a malfunctioning handle. Evenflo warned that when used in the carrier mode the handle could without warning release, causing the seat to rotate forward, resulting in the infant falling out.

The affected cars seats and carriers have model numbers beginning with 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 548, 549, 550, 556, 597, 598 or 599. The units, manufactured in the U.S. and China, were sold nationally through department and baby items stores from December 2004 through September 2006, according to a release from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

The statement comes after Evenflo received 679 reports of handles unpredictably releasing. The recall involves approximately 450,000 Evenflo Embrace Infant car seat/carriers made before April 8, 2006. Evenflo reported 160 injuries to children including a skull fracture, two concussions, cuts, scrapes and bruises. Evenflo will start sending out a notice to all registered owners of the car seats and carriers and will send a free repair kit to strengthen the handle latch, the release said.

Defective Baby Car Seats

Baby car seats are designed to shield children from injuries in a car accident. Baby car seat problems continually involve defective handles, sudden releases, weak construction, unanticipated rotation and others. More than 500 injuries to infants have arisen since 1998 on recalled car seat models. Millions of baby car seats that were sold since 2001 have been recalled by their manufacturers because of design flaws, including weak shells, flammable materials, base/shell separation, and defective harness systems.

From March of 1998 until May of 2001, four major manufacturers of child safety seats announced five recalls involving nearly 10 million car seats. In addition to the baby car seat recall, many other baby car seats for infants are believed to have safety issues. Often problems are identified months or even years before a formal recall is launched. Injuries to children due to defective baby car seats include: bruises, concussions, skull fractures, broken legs and scratches.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Defective Baby Car Seats

If your child has been injured by a defective baby car seat you may be entitled to compensation, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified product liability attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Recaro Recalls Two Car Seat Models; Top Tether Can Break Free During Crash

Sep 18, 2015
Recaro Child Safety is recalling nearly 200,000 car seats over safety concerns, the company is reporting. The recall includes the ProRide and Performance Ride car seats made before June 9, 2015. A part that helps keep the top of the child seat secure could break during a crash, allowing the top of the seat to fly forward, the New York Times reports. Recaro says the top of the seat can crack allowing the top tether anchorage to break loose from the main shell during a crash, increasing the...

447,000 Defective Baby Car Seats Recalled

Dec 21, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. has recalled 447,000 infant car seats that pose a fall hazard.   According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the car seat/carriers involved in this recall include those sold under the following brand names: Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney. These defective car seat/carriers were manufactured from January 6, 2008 through April 6, 2009.  The recall involves the following products: Safety 1st Sojourn Travel System, with model...

Evenflo Discovery Seat Recall Shows Need for Side Impact Standards

Mar 17, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
Last month's Evenflo Discovery Car Seat recall was issued despite the absence of a federal standard that specifies how well child safety seats must protect children in a side impact crash.  Potentially catastrophic problems with the Evenflo Discovery Car Seat were discovered only because federal regulators had been working on developing side-impact regulations and had conducted some child seat tests as part of that research.In early February, Evenflo recalled 1 million of the...

Combi USA Recalls 67,000 Child Car Seats

Mar 4, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
South Carolina’s Combi USA, Inc. of Fort Mill has decided to conduct a voluntary safety recall of three of its child safety car seats.  The Combi USA car seat recall involves the company's Centre, Centre ARB, Shuttle, and associated Travel Systems.  The child safety seat products failed to perform in collision tests.  Combi USA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Transport Canada discovered during vehicle crash tests that the car seats could potentially...

Car Seat Rating System Now Considers Ease of Use

Feb 6, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
New car seat ratings were introduced this week by the US Department of Transportation.  The Department said the new car seat rating system, which will take into account an infant or child safety seat’s ease of use, would help parents and caregivers make the best choice when buying car seats for their kids.The government recommends car seats for children up to 40 pounds and booster seats for children over 40 pounds until they are 8 years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall. All children...

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