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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Evenflo Company Recalls Discovery Infant Car Seats
Parents with Evenflo Discovery child safety seats are being urged by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to immediately check their seats. The model numbers and date of manufacture are located on a white label at the bottom of the car seat. Models 390, 391, 534 and 552 manufactured between April 2005 and January 29, 2008, are being recalled because they could fail to adequately protect children in a high impact side collision. Evenflo are recalling one million of these Discovery infant car seats.
Designed with a convenience base that attaches to the vehicle's seat, the Discovery car seat allows the seat to be attached or removed from the vehicle without removing the base. The NHTSA and the Evenflo Company have conducted tests that found this car seat could potentially separate from its base. Parents should to immediately contact Evenflo for a free supplemental dual-hook fastener to make certain the seat will not separate from the base. However, parents should continue to use the child safety seat while waiting for the fastener to be delivered.
If you own one of the affected seats, you can contact Evenflo toll-free at 1-800-356-2229 between 8am and 5pm ET or visit their website at http://safety.evenflo.com/cs/sc/cssc_RD.phtml
People with questions about this or any other safety recall campaign may call NHTSA's toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
All purchasers are also encouraged to register their seat with Evenflo to receive important safety notices in the future.
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