Massive Car Seat Recall: What Parents Need To Know

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Last month Graco issued one of the largest car seat recalls
in history
due to a harness buckle issue, and now popular baby product
manufacturer Evenflo is recalling 1.3 million convertible car seats and booster
seats for a similar problem.

According to company’s website, the harness crotch buckle “may become resistant to unlatching over
time.”

So far, they haven’t
received any reports of injury and the seats do meet all federal crash
standards
- but better safe than sorry.

Here’s what parents need to
know:

1. The recall includes car
seats made from 2011 through 2014.

2. The problem develops over
time, “due to exposure to various contaminants (like food and drinks) that
are present in everyday use of the convertible car seat or harnessed booster by
toddlers.”

3. These are the recalled
models: Momentum 65, Momentum 65 LX, and Momentum 65 DLX; Chase, Chase LX, and
Chase Select; Chase LX and Chase DLX; Maestro and Maestro
Performance; Symphony 65, Symphony 65 E3, Symphony LX, Symphony DLX, and
Snugli All-in-One; Titan 65 and SureRide DLX; and Secure Kid LX, Secure
Kid DLX, Secure Kid 100, Secure Kid 300, Secure Kid 400, and Snugli Booster.

4. The affected seats have model number prefixes of 306, 308, 310, 329, 345,
346, 371, or 385.

5. The only problem is the
buckle, and Evenflo says that as long as it’s working, there is no reason to
stop using the car seat while waiting for the repair kit. You can also clean the buckle yourself, using Evenflo’s instructions, in the interim.

6. Remedy kits are available
— free of charge — by calling 1-800-490-7591 between 8 a.m. (ET) and 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday or visiting the Evenflo site

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