Fri, Feb 1, 2008 (BabyCenter News) — Evenflo has announced a recall of roughly 1 million Discovery infant car seats due to a safety problem that can occur during a car crash.

The car seat can potentially become separated from its base in a high-impact side collision. The company says it discovered this possibility through lab tests, but states that the recalled car seats have performed well in actual collisions, with no reports of serious injury or death.

The recall involves model numbers 390, 391, 534, and 552 in the Discovery car seat line. The recalled seats were produced beginning in April 2005.

Evenflo is providing current owners of the recalled car seats with a free dual-hook fastener, which it found keeps the car seat secure in the event of a crash.

The company is currently developing new Discovery models that address safety in high-impact side collisions; they should be available to consumers starting sometime between April and June of 2008. In the meantime, Evenflo says, you can continue to use your Discovery infant car seat and there is no need to return it.

What you can do:

• Contact Evenflo to receive a free dual-hook fastener. It should arrive in approximately 3 to 4 weeks. You can also register your recalled car seat online to have EvenFlo contact you.

• For more information, call Evenflo toll-free at (800) 356-2229 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, or visit the company’s recall page.

4 thoughts on “Recalled: Evenflo car seats

  1. Wow…how kind of them to send people something that they will receive in 3-4 weeks! I guess any of you out there who have this car seat should just plan to not have a car accident while you are waiting for the stupid part! We don’t have this car seat but it seems that every time you turn around, a car seat is being recalled! We have a Britax and so far, it hasn’t been recalled. I am sure it’s only a matter of time though 🙂

  2. Thanks for posting this! I used to have an Evenflow, but we did not like it at all. We decided to purchase a Britax Boulevard and we are so pleased with it! Infact we will be buying another one here in a couple months for the new baby.

  3. I also have a Britax Boulevard and have been very pleased with it. I had a Graco SnugRider for the infant seat and was pleased with it. I beileve SnugRider had the best safety rating for infant seats and Britax for convertable seats. At least those were the stats a year or 2 ago!

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