After a crash test commissioned by our test-happy kin at Consumer Reports on the Evenflo Maestro Combination Booster Seat showed the product could experience a failure that could lead to severe injury for a child passenger, the company has announced a voluntary recall.
As shown in the below video, a crash may cause a crack in the seat that adds unwanted slack to the seat’s harness. The inadequate restraints would then permit the child to be thrown around in the seat, possibly hitting their head.
The recall is for Evenflo Maestro Combination Booster Seats with model numbers beginning with “310” and built between Nov. 24, 2009 and April 9, 2010.
Owners of these seats should stop using them immediately and contact Evenflo — 1-800-233-5921 — for details on how to receive a repair kit with instructions.
Car Seat Fails Consumer Reports’ Tests [Consumer Reports]
NHTSA Recall Notice [NHTSA]