Evenflo Recall for Over 56,000 Transitions 3 in 1 Combination Booster Car Seats
Today, Evenflo RECALLED over 56,000 3-in-1 Transition Combination Booster Car Seats due to a harness issue. The problem is that children can reach the central front adjuster (CFA) button, allowing the child to activate the CFA and loosen the internal harness, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
The recall includes Transitions Three-in-One Combination Booster Seats made from Dec. 18, 2014 through Jan. 29, 2016. The company says in government documents that the central front adjuster button that loosens the harness may be within a child’s reach. If the harness doesn’t fit snugly, that increases the chance of injury.
Evenflo says the problem only affects the seats when they’re used as forward-facing harnessed boosters. Please be aware that this issue does not affect the structural integrity of the Transitions seat in a crash and no injuries have occurred in connection with this issue. The three model numbers above, manufactured before January 29, 2016, are affected by this recall.
The Transitions seat is called a 3-in-1 Combination Booster seat because it provides three modes of use:
- Forward-facing harnessed booster (for children 22-65 lbs. and 28-50 inches tall);
- High-back belt-positioning booster (children 40-120 lbs. and 43.3-57 inches tall); and
- No-back belt-positioning booster (children 40-120 lbs. and 43.3-57 inches tall).
Evenflo is providing, at no charge, a remedy kit that will virtually eliminate a child’s access and activation of the CFA. The remedy kit includes a replacement bottom seat pad, CFA assembly and installation instructions.
To determine if your child’s seat is included in this recall and to order a remedy kit, please provide your seat’s model number and date of manufacture here or call Evenflo at Evenflo’s ParentLink Consumer Resource Center at 1-800-233-5921, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Before receipt of your remedy kit, Evenflo asks consumers to pay attention to whether their children are accessing the CFA area. The vast majority of children do not show an interest in gaining access to this area. If your child is not accessing the CFA area, then there is no risk of the CFA being activated, and the Transitions seat may be used safely in harnessed mode until your remedy kit is installed. If your child is accessing the CFA area prior to your receipt of a remedy kit, then your Transitions seat still may be safely used in either high-back or no-back belt-positioning modes with children at least 40 pounds and 43.3 inches. If your child does not meet the size requirements for use of Transitions as a belt-positioning booster and is also gaining access to the CFA area, then please discontinue use of the seat until the remedy kit is installed.
Evenflo is conducting this voluntary recall in coordination with the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”).