Car seats reduce the risk of death by 71 percent for infants and by 54
percent for children. However, defective and unsafe car seats can fail
to protect children from injury during a San Diego motor vehicle accident.
With this in mind, we want to share an important recall involving approximately
56,000 Evenflo booster seats.
According to the recall notice, curious babies and toddlers may be able
to loosen the car seats’ harness all by themselves. More specifically,
the central front adjuster button that loosens the harness is located
within a child's reach. A loose harness creates a risk of serious
failing to properly restrain the child during a car accident. In one reported case, the child was able to completely get out of the
car seat while the vehicle was moving. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported.
The car seat recall involves Transitions Three-in-One Combination Booster
Seats manufactured from December 18, 2014, through January 29, 2016. Impacted
model numbers include: 34411686, 34411695 and 34411029. In
its recall notice, Evenflo advises that the defect only affects the seats when they’re
used as forward-facing harnessed boosters, and they may be safely used
in either high-back or no-back belt-positioning modes.
Evenflo will notify impacted consumers and provide them with a new seat
pad and front adjuster assembly that it claims will “virtually eliminate
a child’s access and activation of the CFA.” If children are
gaining access to the CFA area, Evenflo further states that parents should
stop using the seat until the remedy kit is installed. For more information,
parents and caregivers may contact Evenflo at www.transitions.evenflo.com
If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to
a recalled or otherwise defective car seat or other children’s product,
you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal rights, contact
a San Diego product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage
for a free consultation.