Thousands of possibly defective booster seats recalled in the U.S.
Ohio-based Evenflo is recalling approximately 30,000 combination car and booster seats in the U.S. and Canada after it received reports that children are able to loosen the safety belts on their own. A federal agency found that children are at high risk of sustaining injuries when they aren’t properly strapped into their car seats, according to a report from CBS News on September 21.
According to reports, the recall covers three models of Evenflo “Evolve 3-in-1” booster seats that were made before February 2016. The affected booster seats reportedly have harnesses that can be loosened by occupants without the supervision of an adult. Evenflo was notified of 27 incidents of the harnesses being loosened by children. There were no injuries reported before the recall was issued. Starting September 26, Evenflo began notifying owners to get the repair kit for their booster seats.
Car and booster seats are designed to help keep kids safe in the event of an accident. However, if kids are able to loosen their harnesses, the car seats are rendered useless and their safety can be seriously compromised. If this happens to a loved one, a skilled Chicago product liability attorney could help you figure out if negligent parties are liable. Find out how an attorney at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling 312-346-8620.