Some major car seat recalls you should be aware of. I know a lot of friends of Carefulparents.com are having babies soon, so make sure you check your car seat make and model…
Evenflo Company, Inc. (Evenflo) is recalling certain Evolve 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model number 34411700 manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 9, 2016 and model number 34411741 manufactured May 27, 2015, to February 9, 2016. The affected seats have a button for adjusting the harness tightness. The child in the seat can access this button and loosen the harness without the caregiver’s knowledge.
If the child is able to loosen the harness, they may not be properly secured in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Evenflo will notify the registered owners, and will provide a remedy kit with a replacement harness adjustment button, free of charge. The recall began on September 28, 2016. Owners may contact Evenflo at www.evolve.evenflo.com or 1-800-233-5921.
Manufacturer: Baby Jogger LLC
Baby Jogger, LLC (Baby Jogger) is recalling certain City GO Infant Car Seats (models BJ64510 and BJ64529), City GO Base for infant car seat (models BJ80400 and BJ61500); City Mini Infant Car Seat/Stroller Travel Systems (model BJ72510); and Vue Lite Infant Car Seat/Stroller Travel Systems (models BJ70411, BJ70424, and BJ70431). The affected child seats have information on the labels, instruction manual and registration card that is either the wrong size, has an incorrect background color, or is in the incorrect order or is missing. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.”
Missing information, undersized text, lack of capitalization and warnings in an incorrect order may affect the consumer’s understanding on the proper use of the infant car seat, increasing the risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.
Baby Jogger will notify registered owners and will provide a free replacement infant car seat. The recall began on September 27, 2016. Owners may contact Baby Jogger toll-free at 1-800-241-1848.
Graco Children’s Products Inc. (Graco) is recalling certain Milestone child seats, model numbers 1910130, 1923980, 1926538, and 1926539, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.” The affected child seat have labels that are missing the required phrase “Secure this child restraint with the vehicle’s child restraint anchorage system (LATCH) if available or with a vehicle belt.”
An improperly secured child seat may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Graco will notify owners and provide them with new labels that contain all of the required information, free of charge. The recall began on October 21, 2016. Owners may contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109.
Combi USA, Inc. (Combi) is recalling certain Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints, model number 8220, manufactured from January 1, 2009, to June 29, 2016. When the Coccoro car seat is installed in a forward facing position and only secured with the vehicle’s lap belt, excessive force may be transmitted to the car seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury. As such, these child seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.”
In the event of a crash, the seat occupant is at an increased risk of injury.
Combi will notify owners, and provide them with a cover to be added to the bottom of the seat, free of charge. The recall began on July 29, 2016. Owners may contact Combi customer service at 1-888-232-3294, or by going to http://registration.combiusa.com/recall. Combi’s number for this recall is 610. Note: This recall does not affect the use of the Coccoro child restraint when it is installed in a rearward-facing position.
MANUFACTURER: KIDDY USA
Kiddy USA (Kiddy) is recalling certain World Plus combination forward facing child restraints that convert to a high back booster seat, model 51 100 WP, manufactured from July 2, 2012, through October 5, 2013. The buckle/tongue on the affected booster seats may only partially engage. As a result, the consumer may have a false impression that the buckle is fully latched when it is not. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.”
A partially engaged buckle will not adequately restrain the child in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Kiddy will notify registered owners and will reimburse owners the full purchase price of the car seat plus packaging costs. The recall began on June 15, 2016. Owners may contact Kiddy customer service at 1-855-92KIDDY (1-855-925-4339).
For more information on any of these recalls, owners can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153 or log onto Safer Car.gov