Booster Seat Recall: Evenflo Big Kid (4 models)



Child restraint recall lists need to be updated to reflect a booster seat recall from Evenflo. This campaign is MOST RELEVANT to advocate child restraint distribution programs and other institutional purchasers. For these institutional programs, certain booster seats that were intended for retail display were inadvertently sold. While it is not a performance concern, these booster seats did not have the instructions or required registration card. The affected seats are easily identified by looking for a label that says, "DISPLAY ONLY – NOT INTENDED FOR SALE," on the back of the booster seat headrest.

Child Restraint Brand Name / Model or Model No.:

EVENFLO / BIG KID 30911173AD, 3091967AD, 30911118AD, and 30911120D


Production Dates:

Information not Available – Seats were shipped between August 6, 2012, and September 18, 2012





NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12C003000


Potential Number of Units Affected: 151


Certain Evenflo Big Kid Factory Select booster seats, Model Nos. 30911173AD, 3091967AD, 30911118AD, and 30911120D, shipped between August 6, 2012, and September 18, 2012, fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, "Child Restraint Systems." The subject seats were originally manufactured solely for purposes of retail display and not to be sold at retail. Therefore, the seats were packaged without the instruction manual or the required registration card. However, the seats were inadvertently shipped to Evenflo's institutional customers (i.e. hospitals, government agencies) to be given to families. None of the affected units were sold at retail stores.


Without the instruction manual the seat may be used improperly. Should the owner not file a registration with the child seat manufacturer due to lack of information on how to do so, they may not be notified of a safety recall. Either condition puts the child at an increased risk of possible injury in the event of a crash.


The affected seats have a label stating: "DISPLAY ONLY – NOT INTENDED FOR SALE," located on the back of the booster seat headrest. Evenflo will mail owners who have received an affected Big Kid booster seat a remedy kit that includes a consumer registration card, an instruction manual, and an overlabel to cover the current label stating: "DISPLAY ONLY – NOT INTENDED FOR SALE." The remedy kit will be provided free of charge. Notification is expected to begin during October 2012. Owners may contact Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921 or at


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

I have placed two pieces of information below. The first is from NHTSA, detailing the recall campaign. The second is from Dorel, informing advocate groups and distribution programs of how to address the situation and provide for infant seat bases.

 Recall lists that reflect this campaign must have been revised on October 9, 2012 or later.

Joseph M. Colella

Traffic Safety Projects