Evenflo is recalling 13,792 child car seats marketed under the name Maestro. If an accident occurs, the front of the seat might crack, causing a child to be insecurely restrained.
The recalled Evenflo child car seats have the following model numbers:
According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Evenflo Maestro seats were produced from November 24, 2009, until April 9, 2010. You can find the manufactured date and model number of your child car seat by checking the label affixed to the car seat's side.
Evenflo will provide consumers with a reinforcement plate made of metal to provide support near the harness adjuster in the area where the crack could form. If you own this car safety seat, you should call Evenflo (800-233-5921) to get the reinforcement plate at no charge.
Without the reinforcement place, the seat is not safe for children who weigh less than 40 pounds. If your child weighs more than 40 pounds, they can continue to use the seat without the reinforcement plate. They should use it only as a booster seat until you obtain the reinforcement plate.
If your child has been injured by a dangerous product in the Philadelphia area, you may want to consult with a Philadelphia product liability lawyer to discuss your legal options.
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