A recall is being issued for Evenflo combination car seats due to safety risks. The recall, which affects 30,000 units, was launched following reports that children can loosen the safety harness on their own. If they can loosen the safety harness by themselves and this goes unnoticed, they are more likely to sustain an injury if an accident occurs.
The item being recalled is the Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat models 34411700 and 34411741. A recall is also being issued for model 34411700C in Canada. The recalled products were also manufactured before February 9, 2016.
A Test Engineer at the Good Housekeeping Institute notes that “The harness adjustment is located between the feet of the child,” according to Good Housekeeping. “When the child is properly secure in the seat, the adjustment should be out of their reach, but some are easier to reach or press than others.”
The recalled car seats are not associated with any injures thus far. Evenflo is aware of 27 reports where children were able to loosen the safety harness by themselves. If customers registered the combination booster seats on the Evenflo website, they will be notified of the recall and a replacement harness adjustment button will be issued.
Similar problems prompted Evenflo to recall three models of the Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats this February.