The National Highway Transportation and Safety Association (NHTSA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently reported several child car seat recalls. They include popular models such as Britax, Evenflo, as well as other brands.
Please check the list below to see if you, a family member or friend may have one of the defective child car seats.
Child Car Seat Recalls
The following is a list of child car seats that have been recalled.
- 4moms Self-Installing Child Car Seat – Recalled January 10, 2017: A subsidiary of Thorley Industries, LLC, 4moms is recalling Self-Installing Rear-Facing Infant Car Seats, model numbered 1032, manufactured from July 1 to October 31, 2016.
There is a problem with a tight rivet, which may prevent the coupling hook from properly engaging around the coupling pin, preventing the carrier portion from securely attaching to the seat base. If the carrier isn’t properly attached to the base, it can detach in a collision and cause possible injury.
The company should contact all owners and replace the car seat for free. You can call them at 888-614-6667, or contact them through their website at 4moms.com/recalls. You can also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit Safercar.gov.
- Baby Trend Booster-Style Child Car Seat – Recalled February 13, 2017: Baby Trend is recalling certain Hybrid LX3-in-1 Centennial booster seats, model FB58181, manufactured on July 23, 2016, and Hybrid LX 3-in-1 Kiwi booster seats, model number FB48417, manufactured on July 14, 2016. (Kiwi was sold only by Walmart.)
The recalled child seats have a center adjuster rivet that may pull through or break if the harness is being used with a child weighing more than 40 pounds. In the event of a crash, the child seat occupant is susceptible to injury.
The company will contact owners and either replace the child seat or provide a full refund. You can contact their customer support at 800-328-7363 or contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236, or visit Safercar.gov.
- Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with Click & Go receivers to hold a child car seat — Recalled February 16, 2017: Brtiax is recalled all of its Britax B-Agile and BOB Motional model strollers. A damaged receiver mount on the stroller can cause the car seat to disengage and fall down.
If you have these strollers, you should not use the Click & Go receiver mounts and stop using the strollers with car seats attached. Owners can continue to use the stroller or car seat independently, without the car seat attached to the stroller.
- Evenflo Evolve 3-in-1 Child Car Seat – Recall began on September 28, 2016: Evenflo is recalling some of their Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model number 34411700, manufactured February 26, 2015 to February 9, 2016, and model number 34411741 manufactured from May 27, 2015 to February 9 2016.
There is a button to adjust the tightness of the harness that is accessible to the child in the seat. The child can inadvertently loosen the harness and become improperly secured.
Evenflo continues to notify registered owners and provides a remedy kit with a replacement harness adjustment button at no charge. You can contact Evenflo at its recall site or (800) 233-5921.
Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit Safercar.gov.
Future Notifications of Child Car Seat Recalls
Even if you don’t have any of the above-recalled child car seat models, you may still want to stay abreast of any new recalls. Just register for a recall list for future notifications.
In addition, whenever you buy a child car seat, fill out the provided manufacturer’s registration card. That way, if a recall is issued, you will be the first to know. You’ll need the make and model of the car seat, found on the car seat label.
Lastly, you can also register your seat by going to the manufacturer’s website at Safercar.gov.
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