Evenflo will recall about 56,247 child car seats because of product defects that could put children in danger of serious injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the car seats included in the recall are the Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat with production dates between December 18, 2014 and January 29, 2016. The central front adjuster button in these seats allows the seat harnesses to loosen. The button, which is within the reach of a child in the seat.
If pressed, children might not be fully restrained in the event of an accident. The problem is only an issue when using the forward-facing harness, not when using the vehicle’s seatbelt to hold the child. When this recall begins, Evenflo will provide a redesigned seat pad and central front adjuster assembly to owners free of charge. So far, no injuries have been reported as a result of these car seat defects. The company apparently identified this safety defect through its regular review of customer feedback.
Defective Car Seats
Each year in the United States, thousands of children are injured or killed as a result of dangerous and defective child safety seats. And yet, product manufacturers refuse to take responsibility for these injuries and fatalities, which could be prevented with better seat design and more superior and durable products. Child safety seat makers often blame the parents for failing to fix the seat properly in the vehicle or adequately restrain their children. But, often, we see that defective manufacturing or poor design of the car seats can cause or contribute to catastrophic or even fatal injuries.
If Your Child’s Safety Seat Has Been Recalled
If your child’s car seat has been recalled, try to use an alternative car seat if possible. Never allow your child to travel without a proper child restraint system. Contact the manufacturer for a repair kit so you can fix your car seat as soon as possible. If you are buying a car seat for a child, it is highly advisable not to buy a used car seat. When you buy second-hand, you may not know if the product has been recalled or if it has worn parts that could fail in the event of a crash.
If your child has been injured by a defective car seat, contact an experienced product liability lawyer who will be able to hold the negligent product manufacturers liable and help you seek and obtain just compensation for your losses.