More than 56,000 child safety seats have been recalled by Evenflo, as it has been discovered that children are able to loosen the internal harness. Transitions Three-in-One combination Booster Seats made between Dec. 18, 2014 and Jan. 29, 2016 are being recalled as they present an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Government documents from the company state that the central adjuster button in the front of the seat may be within a child’s reach, and that an ill-fitting harness can increase the chance of injury.
According to Evenflo, seats are only affected when they are being used as forward-facing harnessed boosters. No injuries have been reported, and the problem was discovered during the company’s analysis of consumer feedback in late January.
Evenflo is currently notifying owners of recalled child safety seats, and the company will issue kits that include new seat pads and front adjuster assembly to those affected by the recall.