Thousands of child seats recalled for harness problem

DETROIT (WRIC/AP) — Evenflo is recalling over 56,000 child safety seats because curious children can loosen the internal harness, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

The company is concerned that children using the seat in the first of its three modes – the forward-facing harness mode – may access the seat’s Central Front Adjuster, while simultaneously loosening the harness straps, creating a scenario where the child would not be snug in the seat.

The recall covers booster Seats with model numbers 34411686, 34411695 and 34411029.

The company says no injuries have been reported.

Evenflo is sending a free remedy kit to affected customers, including a replacement bottom seat pad, a Central Front Adjuster and installation instructions. The kit virtually eliminates the possibility of a child accessing the Central Front Adjuster and potentially loosening the harness. The free remedy kit can be ordered here, or by contacting Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For additional guidance on installing the replacement parts, please click here to view an installation video.

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