Evenflo Buckle Recall 4/4/14: Info on Undistributed OPRC Seat Types


Evenflo is issuing a voluntary recall 4/4/14 on the difficulty of unbuckling. This is not a safety issue. This is the exact same buckle issue as the recent Graco recall.

View the Evenflo recall list.

For instructors, technicians, and Distribution Centers with Evenflo seats purchased from the OPRC that are on the Evenflo recall list, please email floridaoprc@ce.ufl.edu with the following information to receive a bulk shipment of buckle kits before distributing the seats to the public:

  • date of manufacture
  • model #
  • name of seat
  • quantity
  • shipping address

For seats already distributed, the caregivers should contact Evenflo directly through the given website: www.buckle.evenflo.com

Thank! - Your Florida OPRC Team

_______________Letter from Evenflo________________________________

Dear Safety Advocates:

Thank you for being a trusted partner and helping Evenflo keep children safe!  As you know, we have a 90 year history of putting safety and consumers above everything else and appreciate your partnership in doing this.

On Friday, April 4th, Evenflo will announce a voluntary recall of select convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats due to an issue in the harnessed crotch buckle.  The buckles meet all requirements for crashworthiness, but may become resistant to unlatching over time due to contaminants (like food and drink) that are present in everyday use by toddlers.  Evenflo is taking this proactive, preventive action to address an issue that was recently observed by NHTSA.

Our goal is to make this experience as easy for the consumer as possible and we will be sending replacement buckles to consumers and developing videos to show them how to install the new buckle.   While consumers wait for their buckles, we are recommending that they clean the buckles thoroughly, as instructed on the back of the buckle, if they are experiencing any issues.  All relevant information can be found at www.buckle.evenflo.com

Evenflo has worked to put the needs of our consumers first and hope that we can count on your support as we work through this issue and continue to strive for excellence as we build our products for the future.

Thank you,

David R. Sander

Project Engineering Manager

Global Product Innovation

Evenflo Company Inc.

225 Byers Rd

Miamisburg, OH 45342

Work: 937.415.3238

Fax: 937.415.3116

Email: dave.sander@evenflo.com