Infant car seat/carrier recall

May 18, 2007

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced a recall of approximately 450,000 Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers. [more]

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced a recall of approximately 450,000 Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers. [more]

According to the CPSC and NHTSA, when the seat is used as an infant carrier, the handle can unexpectedly release, causing the seat to rotate forward. As a result, the child inside the carrier can fall out and suffer serious injuries. Evenflo has received 679 reports of this problem, resulting in 160 injuries to babies.

The recalled seats were made before April 8, 2006 and have model numbers beginning with 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 549, 550, 556, 597, 598, or 599. Units starting with the numeral “5” were sold with the travel system (compatible stroller), and “Evenflo” is imprinted on the carrying handle and car seat base. A free repair kit is being offered to consumers that strengthens the handle latch. The seat can still be used as a car seat when properly secured in a vehicle. For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 490-7497 or visit the recall Web site at www.embracehandle.com.