Evenflo recalls 1.37 million car seats for issue with harness buckle

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Evenflo Momentum 65One month ago, it was Graco car seats that were in our headlines, following a 4.2-million-unit recall over reports of parents having to cut their children out of the seats after the buckles seized. Now, Graco’s competitor, Evenflo, is in the hot seat (no pun intended).

Evenflo is recalling 1.37 million of its own car seats over a very similar issue – parents are unable to unlatch a buckle in the harness. This is an obvious problem, as it could put the child in serious jeopardy if its parent couldn’t unlatch it in an emergency.

The recall covers both convertible and harnessed child seats. We have the entire list of affected models, which were built between 2011 and 2014, available in the official bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Evenflo will begin notifying registered owners of the affected car seats this month, and it will ship new buckles with installation instructions. Take a look below for the official release from NHTSA.

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