|For immediate release |
Friday, February 1, 2008
|Contact: Karen Aldana |
Telephone: (202) 366-9550
Consumer Alert: Evenflo Recalls One Million Discovery Infant Car Seats
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging parents with Evenflo Discovery child safety seat Models 390, 391, 534 and 552 manufactured between April 2005 and January 29, 2008, to immediately check their seats. Evenflo is recalling approximately one million Discovery child safety seats that could fail to adequately protect children in a high impact side collision. The model numbers and date of manufacture are located on a white label at the bottom of the car seat.
The Discovery car seat is designed with a convenience base that attaches to the vehicle's seat and allows the seat to be attached or removed from the vehicle without removing the base. Tests conducted by NHTSA and the Evenflo company have found that this car seat has the potential to separate from its base. Parents are urged to immediately contact Evenflo for a free supplemental dual-hook fastener to ensure the seat doesn’t separate from the base. However; parents should continue to use the child safety seat while waiting for the fastener to arrive.
Owners of the affected seats can contact Evenflo toll-free at 1-800-356-2229 between 8am and 5pm ET or visit their website at http://safety.evenflo.com/cs/sc/cssc_RD.phtml
Consumers with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign may call NHTSA’s toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
All owners are also reminded to register their seat with Evenflo to receive important safety notices in the future.
tag: Infant Car Seat Recall, Evenflo Recall, Discovery Infant Car Seat Recall