Evenflo Company, Inc. Child Seat Recall

Child Restraint Brand Name / Model or Model No.:
EVENFLO / 310 (MAESTRO)
Production Dates:
NOV 24, 2009 – APR 10, 2010

Manufacturer: EVENFLO COMPANY, INC.

Mfr’s Report Date: OCT 12, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10C005000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 13,792

Summary:
EVENFLO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MAESTRO CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WITH MODEL NUMBERS BEGINNING WITH 310 AND BUILT FROM NOVEMBER 24, 2009, THROUGH APRIL 9, 2010. THESE SEATS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, “CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.”

Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A CRACK MAY FORM AT THE FRONT OF THE SEAT ADJACENT TO THE HARNESS ADJUSTER CAUSING THE CHILD NOT TO BE ADEQUATELY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy:
EVENFLO WILL PROVIDE OWNERS AND CARE GIVERS A REINFORCEMENT PLATE ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT EVENFLO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-233-5921.

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