The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that Evenflo, the popular manufacturer of juvenile products, is recalling their Transitions 3-in-1 Booster Seats. The car seat was designed to protect children while they rode in vehicles. Reports suggest that children are at greater risks of injury because of their accessibility to the central front adjuster (CFA). The company estimates that over 56,000 devices are affected.
The Evenflo Transitions 3-in-1 Booster Seat is designed to change to fit a growing child. The product is intended for children 22-120 lbs. According to the report, model numbers 34411686, 34411695, and 34411029 were affected. The forward-facing harness booster is when the child is particularly at risk. The product was manufactured from December 18, 2014 through January 29, 2016.
The reports assert that the central front adjuster button, used to loosen the internal harness, can be accessible to a curious child. The child occupant can reach the button and activate it. If done in a moving vehicle, they can be seriously injured.
The submitted report lists three reasons why this is so:
- The seat pad had a fabric flap that if lifted, can expose the CFA button.
- The CFA is about 7cm to the crotch strip. This is closer than other Evenflo seats, which are usually 10cm away.
- The CFA is angled higher and oriented towards the child. This is the only seat to do so.
Evenflo plans to notify owners of the seat and will provide remedy kits. These kits include CFA assembly and newly designed seat pads.
Your child's safety should be priority and never compromised. If you bought an Evenflo Transitions 3-in-1 Booster Seat and your child was injured because they activated the CFA, contact our San Antonio defective products attorney today. We will make sure that your rights and the rights of your child are upheld. You may be able to seek compensation. Call today for a free consultation.