Evenflo recalls 1.3M car seats due to potential safety hazard involving buckles

Evenflo is voluntarily recalling 1.3 million child safety seats after it was determined that the harness crotch buckle may become resistant to unlatching over time, which can make it difficult to remove a child from the vehicle during an emergency.

The company said the convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats were built between 2011 and 2014, and that here is no safety risk if the buckle has not been exposed to contaminants.

The recall includes some of Evenflo's Chase, Maestro, Momentum, SecureKid, SureRide, Snugli, Symphony and Titan models with model number prefixes of 306, 308, 310, 329, 345, 346, 371 or 385.

Evenflo said it has not received reports of any injuries to children connected to the recall.

Consumers who own affected seats can order a free remedy kit that includes a replacement buckle and instructions for the installing the new buckle. The remedy kit is available by placing an order with Evenflo or calling 800-490-7591.

Those who own the seats were urged not to return them to retailers.

Graco announced a recall in February that affected 3.8 million car safety seats for the same reason. 

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