Hope this does not apply to you or yours but if it does, call and get the free reinforcement plate. (And maybe use another car seat in the meantime if your child is under 40 pounds.)
May all babies be born into loving hands...
K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM
Evenflo Car Seat Recall
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
(Oct. 25, 2010) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is alerting consumers about the recall of more than 13,700 Evenflo Maestro child safety seats. The company is recalling the seats because in the event of a crash, a crack can form at the front of the seat, adjacent to the harness adjuster, causing the child to be restrained improperly. Child seats with model numbers beginning with 310 and produced between November 24, 2009 and April 9, 2009 are included in the recall. Model numbers and the manufacture date can be found on a label on the side of the car seat.
Owners of the affected seats can contact Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921 to obtain a free metal reinforcement plate to provide extra structural support in the area of the harness adjuster. The seat should not be used with children weighing under 40 pounds without the repair bracket, but can still be used as a belt positioning booster by children weighing over 40 pounds until the remedy kit arrives.
For more from NHTSA about the recall, click here.