Hey, remember when Graco recalled more than 4 million child safety seats because their buckles have a tendency to latch a little too well when gummed up with food or beverages? It seems that they weren’t the only manufacturer to use the extra-sticky buckles. Evenflo has recalled just under 1.4 million of their seats for the same problem.
Affected models are the Momentum 65, Chase, Maestro, Symphony, Snugli All-In-One, Snugli Booster, Titan 65, SureRide DLX, and Secure Kid seats. All recalled seats were manufactured between 2011 and 2014. To find out whether your seat falls within the recall period, visit Evenflo’s recall page.
You may have to wait for replacement restraints to arrive, but the seats aren’t dangerous to use in the interim. Just be careful to keep the buckles clean: car seat manufacturers have posted detailed cleaning instructions (PDF download).
Harness Buckle Recall [Official Site]