Evenflo Transitions 3-IN-1 Carseat has recalled over 56,000 car seats due to harness problems.
Model Numbers: 34411686, 34411695 and 34411029
DATES OF MANUFACTURE:
Only Transitions seats manufactured prior to January 29, 2016 are included.
The recall covers 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.
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); andNo-back belt-positioning booster (children 40-120 lbs. and 43.3-57 inches tall).
To provide proper restraint in the first mode–the forward-facing harnessed booster mode–the Transitions’ internal harness must be tightened to fit snugly around the child. To loosen the Transitions harness, a caregiver must activate the Central Front Adjuster (CFA) button on the front of the seat and simultaneously pull out on the harness straps. While seats with an internal harness are typically equipped with a CFA, the Transitions is the only Evenflo seat which allowed a child enough access to activate the CFA and simultaneously loosen the harness. Without a snug harness restraining the child, the po
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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 us at Evenflo’s ParentLink Consumer Resource Center at 1-800-233-5921, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Please do not return your child’s Transitions seat to retailers.
For more information please visit Evenflo’s page direct by clicking here.