Just wanted to get the word out that about one million child safety seats made by Evenflo are being recalled because they could fail to protect children from vehicle side-impacts.
Seats affected by the recall are Evenflo Discovery child safety seat models 390, 391, 534 and 552 made between April 2005 and January 29, 2008. The serial number and date of manufacture can be found on a white label on the underside of the safety seat.
Tests by Evenflo and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration indicate that the safety seats can potentially separate from that base during an accident.
Owners of the affected Discovery safety seats are urged to immediately contact Evenflo and receive a free dual-hook fastener that will secure the seat to its base. The NTSA advised parents that they should continue using the safety seats while waiting for their fasteners to arrive.
NHTSA urged parents affected by the recall to contact Evenflo at 1-800-356-2229 between the hours of 8am and 5pm EST, or visit the Evenflo web site: http://safety.evenflo.com/cs/sc/cssc52_RD.phtml?rid=EFR20&src=WEB. Please pass this along to anyone you know who might own one of these car seats.