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From Products Liability Law Daily, April 7, 2014

Evenflo recalls over 1.3 million child restraints

By Joe Bichl

Evenflo Company, Inc., has recalled approximately 1,368,649 convertible and harnessed child restraints due to difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. The company reported that, in the convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats, the buckle may become stuck in a latched position so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button. Under these circumstances, Evenflo warned that it may be difficult to remove a child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency in which a quick exit from the vehicle is required (NHTSA Recall Notice, 14C003, April 3, 2014).

Models affected. The recalled restraints include: Momentum 65 (LX and DLX), Chase (LX, DLX, and Select), Maestro (Performance), Symphony (65, LX, 65 E3, and DLX), Snugli All-In-One, Snugli Booster, Titan 65, SureRide DLX, and Secure Kid (LX, DLX, 100, 300, and 400). The affected seats have model number prefixes of 306, 308, 310, 329, 345, 346, 371 or 385.

Remedy. Evenflo indicated that it will notify registered owners in April 2014 and will start providing replacement buckles along with installation instructions.

For more information. Owners may contact Evenflo at 1-800-490-7591 or online at www.buckle.evenflo.com. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: Evenflo Company, Inc.

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