Do you own an Evenflo Discovery infant car seat? A simple free fastener will make it an even safer way to travel with your baby.
According to a recall on the Evenflo product support site, recent laboratory tests conducted by Evenflo and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that this car seat could potentially become separated from its base in high impact side collisions similar to those in the tests. As a precautionary measure, Evenflo is providing current owners of these models with a free supplemental dual-hook fastener that has proven that the seat remains attached to the base in the event of such collisions.
Additionally, the company says it is taking steps to develop future models of Discovery with enhanced safety performance. These new Discovery models will be available to consumers starting in spring 2008.
Do You Own This Car Seat?
Click here to read the official recall release.
This recall affects Discovery Infant Car Seat Models 390, 391, 534, 552. Approximately one million units were produced beginning April 2005.
Who to Contact
To order the supplemental dual-hook fastener, Discovery 390, 391, 534, 552 model owners should call Evenflo at 1-800-356-2229 between 8 AM and 5 PM EST or visit Evenflo Product Support. No shipping costs will be incurred and orders will arrive in approximately 3 to 4 weeks.
In the meantime, consumers should continue to use their Discovery infant car seat and there is no need to return it to retailers.