Evenflo Recalls 450,000 Car Seats Due To Fall Hazard

If you have a Evenflo Embrace

Infant Car Seat/Carrier you should immediately stop using the product as a carrier for your baby, because the handle could unexpectedly release, “causing the seat to rotate forward. When this happens, an infant inside the carrier can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.” Evenflo has received 679 reports of the handle on the car seat/carriers unexpectedly releasing, resulting in 160 injuries to children—including a skull fracture, and two concussions.

The company is sending a repair kit out to all registered owners of the car seat. The seat is still safe to use in the car, but do not use the handle until you get your kit. For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 490-7497 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the recall Web site at http://www.embracehandle.com.

The recall involves Evenflo Embrace

Infant Car Seat/Carriers made before April 8, 2006. The recalled car seat/carriers have model numbers beginning with 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 548, 549, 550, 556, 597, 598 or 599. The model number and production date information can be found on a white label on the bottom of the carrier and on the top of the convenience base. Models beginning with “5” are units sold with the travel system (compatible stroller). “Evenflo” is on the carrying handle and car seat base. Embrace

infant car seat/carriers made on or after April 8, 2006 are not included in this recall. —MEGHANN MARCO

Fall Hazard Prompts NHTSA, CPSC and Evenflo to Announce Recall of Embrace

Infant Car Seat/Carriers [CPSC]