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RECALL: EVENFLO MAESTRO CHILD RESTRAINT SEAT


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Child Restraint
Brand Name / Model or Model No.: EVENFLO / 310 (MAESTRO)
Production Dates:Information not Available
Manufacturer: EVENFLO COMPANY, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: OCT 12, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10C005000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: CHILD SEAT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13792

Summary:
EVENFLO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MAESTRO CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WITH MODEL NUMBERS BEGINNING WITH 310 AND BUILT FROM NOVEMBER 24, 2009, THROUGH APRIL 9, 2010. THESE SEATS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS."

Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A CRACK MAY FORM AT THE FRONT OF THE SEAT ADJACENT TO THE HARNESS ADJUSTER CAUSING THE CHILD NOT TO BE ADEQUATELY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy:
EVENFLO WILL PROVIDE OWNERS AND CARE GIVERS A REINFORCEMENT PLATE ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT EVENFLO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-233-5921 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-233-5921 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-327-4236 end_of_the_skype_highlighting (TTY 1-800-424-9153 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-424-9153 end_of_the_skype_highlighting), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .