Evenflo has agreed to recall 202,000 rear-facing infant car seats following reports that its buckle could not be easily released, making it harder or even impossible to remove a child especially during emergency situations, The New York Times reported on October 24.
The company said the affected product is the Embrace 35, which was made at different dates between December 2011 and May 2013. The sticky buckle was manufactured by AmSafe Commercial Products of Elkhart, Ind. – the same company that produced the recalled child restraint buckles of one of Evenflo’s competitors, Graco Children’s Products. The recalls initiated by the two companies have now affected close to six million infant car seats.
An infant car seat with a faulty latch is considered a great threat to your child, especially during an emergency. If you believe an ill-designed infant car seat has caused your child to suffer from injuries, consult with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn if it is possible for you to seek compensation through a lawsuit. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 and discuss your situation with us.