May 10, 2007
Evenflo is recalling almost a half million of their infant car seats due to a defect. The company made the announcement today with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Administration.
The company is recalling about 450,000 of the seats. They say when used as an infant carrier, the handle can unexpectedly release, causing the seat to rotate forward which can cause an infant to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.
Evenflo has received 679 reports of the faulty handle which has resulted in 160 injuries of children. Reports include a skull fracture, two concussions, cuts, scrapes and bruises.
Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers made before April 8, 2006 are involved. Any seat with model numbers beginning with 317, 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 548, 549, 550, 556, 597, 598 or 599 are being recalled.
Any seat made after that date is not included in the recall.
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