The Evenflo Embrace 35 child-safety seat has been recalled.
According to the recall notice, several Evenflo Embrace 35 models have been affected by the recall, which totals 202,346 rear-facing infant-safety seats. All recalled seats are equipped with an AmSafe QT1 buckle with the following model numbers: 30711365, 31511040, 31511323, 31511400, 3151198, 3151953, 31521138, 46811205, 46811237, 48111200, 48111215, 48111215A, 48111218, 48111234, 48111235, 48111235A, 48111462, 48411391, 48411391D, 48411392, 48411504, 48411504D, 52911307A, 52921040, 55311138, 55311238, and 55311292.
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The affected seats were manufactured between December 2011 and May 2013 and the issue involves the seat’s harness buckle becoming difficult to unlatch due to exposure to food and drink spills. In the case of an accident or emergency where a child needs to be quickly removed from the seat, the stuck buckle could make it a challenge.
Evenflo has not received any complaints that involved a child injury or an emergency exit from the vehicle involving the issue but will notify registered owners and send a newly designed buckle along with instructions on how to install it.