Evenflo Child Car Seat Recall:
Evenflo Company, Inc. is recalling some of their Embrace model 35 two-piece, rear-facing infant child restraints equipped with the AmSafe QT1 buckle. The affected model numbers include: 30711365 (Snugli brand), 31511040, 31511323, 31511400, 3151198, 3151953, 31521138, 46811205 (or 24502447), 46811237 (or 24502446), 48111200, 48111215, 48111215A, 48111218, 48111234, 48111235, 48111235A, 48111462, 48411391 (or 24502786), 48411391D (or 24502787), 48411392 (or 24502830), 48411504 (or 24507546), 48411504D (or 24507544), 52911307A, 52921040, 55311138 (or 24505003), 55311238 (or 24505000), and 55311292 (or 24505001) and were manufactured at various times between December 2011 and May 2013. Over time, use of the seat can make the harness buckle difficult to unlatch.
What Can Happen:
The malfunctioning and defective harness buckle that does not release easily, or possibly may not release at all, may make it more difficult to remove the child from the restraint, thereby increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency, in which a quick exit from the vehicle is required.
Evenflo will notify registered owners and provide a remedy kit, including a replacement buckle and instructions for easy consumer removal of the AmSafe buckle and installation of the newly-designed replacement buckle. The recall began on November 3, 2014. Owners may contact Evenflo's toll-free number at 1-800-490-7591, or visit their website at www.embracebuckle.evenflo.com.
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