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Evenflo Recall Notice

Posted by beyondthecarseatminimums_alabama on April 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Recall Announced - April 4, 2014


Evenflo announced a voluntary recall on several of their child restraint models that used the AmSafe buckle. If you own one of these seats, you can contact Evenflo for a replacement buckle. In the meantime, your seat is still safe to use!


Affected models include: Momentum65 models, Chase models, Maestro and Maestro Performance, Symphony models, Titan65 and SureRide DLX, and Secure Kid models including the Snugli brand. There is a variety of manufacture dates, depending on the affected model, so please check Evenflo's official statement to determine if your seat is included!


You can see the full list of affected seats and manufacture dates HERE.

Graco Recall Notice

Posted by beyondthecarseatminimums_alabama on February 11, 2014 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Graco Children's Products has issued a recall on certain models of the ARGOS 70, CLASSIC RIDE 50, COMFORT SPORT, COZY CLINE, MY RIDE 65, MY RIDE 70, MY RIDE W/SAFETY SURROUND, NAUTILUS, NAUTILUS ELITE, SIZE 4 ME 70, MYSIZE 70, HEADWISE 70, and SMARTSEAT with manufacture dates between 2009 and July 2013.
The crotch buckle may become difficult to open, and in some cases are unable to be unlatched to release the child.

The buckle issue DOES NOT affect the crash worthiness or safety of your seat.  You can continue to use your seat while waiting for a replacement buckle from Graco.  We recommend keeping a seat belt cutter 
in your vehicle in case of an emergency situation.  


Owners may contact Graco at 1-800-345-4109 (toll-free) or online HERE if they own one of the affected seats.

We feel it is important to note that this recall includes over 3 million seats.  Graco's customer service lines and email responce will be extremely busy while trying to help all of their customers who have an affected seat.  Please be patient while you are waiting to get confirmation from Graco about the status of your replacement buckle.

Less than 1% of these millions of restraints have been reported to NHTSA for this buckle issue.  While some parents might have experienced these difficulties without reporting it, it's good to remember that it is still a very small portion of these seats that have a problem.  There is no need to panic about the safety of your seat while you wait for a replacement piece.  Any of these seat models that are available for purchase now already have the new buckle system, and there is no concern for a parent to purchase a new Graco seat during this time.

Combi Recall

Posted by beyondthecarseatminimums_alabama on January 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Combi has issued a recall on certain models of the Cocorro, Zeus 306, and Zeus Turn car seats for a concern about the harness webbing. If you have one of the affected seats, Combi will send you a harness kit with instructions for replacement. (If you registered your seat, you don't need to do anything- Combi will contact you! If you have one of the seats listed within the affected manufacture dates and did not register it, you can contact Combi with your information.)

Dorel Recall Notice

Posted by beyondthecarseatminimums_alabama on September 12, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

There has been a recall issued for certain models of the Complete Air, Alpha Omega Elite, and Deluxe 3 in 1 car seats. If your seat is installed correctly, the recall does NOT affect the crash worthiness of your seat! There is an inconsistency in the labeling on the seats, which can cause the forward facing belt path to be confused with the rear facing belt path. Replacement labels will be available from Dorel Juvenile Group for any seats involved with the recall.