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.