Models: Evenflo Tribute and Tribute 5 rear-facing infant child restraints beginning with Model Nos. 378 or 379
Production Dates: September 8, 2005, to September 22, 2005
Noncompliance: These seats do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, Child Restraint Systems. In the event of a vehicle crash, the seat shell can crack, possibly resulting in injury to the child.
Corrective Action: All consumers who returned a registration card to Evenflo will automatically be sent a free replacement seat along with instruction on how to return the noncompliant seat.
Models: Evenflo Cozy Carrier infant child restraints
Production Dates: November 2001 through August 2002
Defect: Deformation or damage can occur to the base hooks on the convenience base during vehicle installation.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide consumers with free upgrade kits. Owner notification expected to begin during July 2003.
Models: Evenflo Triumph convertible child restraints
Production Dates: October 20, 2001 through January 31, 2002
Defect: The slide loop connectors (which act as a link in the internal harness system) may not be strong enough to fully secure the occupant in the event of a vehicle crash, possibly resulting in injury or death.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a free repair kit and installation instructions that will reinforce the slide loop connectors.
Models: Evenflo Joyride infant child restraints, model numbers beginning with 203, 205, 210, 435, and 493.
Production Dates: January 1988 to December 1998
Corrective Action: Evenflo will notify and provide customers with a free repair kit and installation instructions.
Model(s): Evenflo On My Way Position Right infant car seats
Production Dates: January 26, 1999 - February 10, 2000
Affected Seats: The recall affects the "Convenience Base" of the seat only. Model numbers of the affected seats begin with 200 and 211; or 447 and 499 when sold with a stroller; and 639 on the bases that were sold separately.
Defect: Evenflo has discovered that after repeated use, two alignment posts in the base can become bent. If the posts become bent, consumers may have difficulty installing the carrier onto the base. Bent posts could also interfere with proper latching of the carrier to the base, preventing the child from being properly restrained.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a free repair kit that prevents the posts in the base from bending. The kit includes instructions and metal clips that slip over the alignment posts. The clips are easy to install and it only takes a few minutes.
Models: Two-In-One car seats (Models beginning with 636 and 637)
Production Dates: January 7 - March 20, 1998
Noncompliance: The seat's backrest and base can separate when the occupant is restrained by the seat's 5-point harness. If the backrest and base were to separate in an automobile crash, the child in the seat could be injured. These seats do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, Child Restraints Systems.
Corrective Action: Evenflo intends to notify consumers of the potential problem and to provide consumers with a new replacement seat. Consumers will be provided a pre-paid return shipping label and will be asked to return their original seat in the box the replacement seat came in. Evenflo will notify consumers to stop using the seat's internal 5-point harness system, and will advise that the seat can only be used as a belt positioning booster seat.
Model(s): Evenflo On My Way infant car seat/carrier (Model 207) and On My Way Travel System infant car seat/carrier with stroller base (Model 492)
Production Dates: December 15, 1995 - July 27, 1997
Defect: The red push button assembly on each side of the seat that is used to latch and adjust the carrying handle can unexpectedly release and cause the seat to flip forward.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a free repair kit which includes stronger latch buttons and springs.
Production Dates: April 23, 1996 - May 20, 1997
Noncompliance: These seats do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems," which limits the head injury criteria. In recent tests on some of these booster seats, the head injury criteria scored more than allowed by this standard.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will reimburse owners either completely or partially depending on whether the seat can be used by the owner's child. Owners are advised to use the sidekick booster seat only as a belt positioner. When used as a belt positioner, the Sidekick must be used without its front shield and only in vehicles equipped with a three point lap/shoulder seat belt system.
Model(s): Evenflo Champion, Scout and Trooper, Model numbers beginning with 219, 224, 225, and 229
Production Dates: October 14, 1996 - February 6, 1997
Noncompliance: These seats do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems.", which limits head excursion. Slippage of the harness webbing can result in loosening of the harness straps.
Corrective Action: Evenflo will provide a harness adjuster retrofit kit and detailed instructions to the owners.