Two Different Car Seat Manufacturers Recall 1,385,304 for Buckle Defects

Two different car seat manufacturers have recalled 1,385,304 car seats due to safety concerns.

The largest recall is from Evenflo.  Evenflo is recalling 1,368,649 car seats due to a defect involving the harness buckle. The problem is there is difficulty in unlatching the buckle.  In the affected car seats, the buckle may become stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle’s release button.  This seems to very similar to the defect that caused over 4 million Graco car seats to be recalled earlier this year.

The following models are affected:

Model Name Model Number Prefix Affected Dates of Manufacture
Momentum 65, Momentum 65 LX and Momentum 65 DLX 385 3/4/2013 through 8/26/2013
Chase, Chase LX and Chase Select 306 6/12/2012 through 10/3/2013
Chase LX and Chase DLX 329 8/23/2011 through 3/3/2014
Maestro and Maestro Performance 310 8/22/2011 through 10/17/2013
Symphony 65, Symphony 65 E3, Symphony LX, Symphony DLX and Snugli All-in-One 345 or 346 10/2/2012 through 8/26/2013
Titan 65 and SureRide DLX 371 6/20/2012 through 10/17/2013
Secure Kid LX, Secure Kid DLX, Secure Kid 100, Secure Kid 300, Secure Kid 400 and Snugli Booster 308 12/13/2011 through 3/3/2014

Evenflo will notify registered owners in April 2014.  The company will start providing replacement buckles along with installation instructions in April 2014.  Owners may contact Evenflo at 1-800-490-7591 or online at www.buckle.evenflo.com.

The other recall involves 16,655 Baby Trend child restraints where the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition during normal use.  The stuck buckle cannot be opened by depressing the buckle’s release button.  The car seats affected are model year 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 child restraints, models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean).  These car seats were manufactured from October 2011 to July 2013.

Baby Trend will notify registered owners and will provide replacement buckles when they become available.  The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule or buckle availability schedule.  Owners may contact Baby Trend at 1-800-328-7363 or visit their website at www.babytrend.com.

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