Evenflo has issued a recall for over 450,000 infant car seats manufactured before April 8, 2006. The handle on the defective product may release causing the seat to pitch forward. This may cause the infant in the seat to fall to the ground and suffer injury. The company has received numerous reports of injuries caused from the defective handle.
The recall involves Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers made before April 8, 2006. The recalled car seat/carriers have model numbers beginning with 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 548, 549, 550, 556, 597, 598 or 599. The model number and production date information can be found on a white label on the bottom of the carrier and on the top of the convenience base. Models beginning with “5” are units sold with the travel system (compatible stroller). “Evenflo” is on the carrying handle and car seat base. Embrace infant car seat/carriers made on or after April 8, 2006, are not included in this recall.
The carrier can still be used as a car seat, but company asks that you not use the handle to carry it. They have a repair kit that can be sent to you in order to reinforce the handle and fix the problem. You may contact the company at (800) 490-7497.