Texas Product Liability Attorneys - EvenFlo Car Seat / Carrier Recall Attorneys
Evenflo, a company trusted to keep our children safe, has recently recalled one of their car seat products. The recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the Evenflo Company. The recalled seats were manufactured in both the United States and in China and have been sold in stores nationwide prior to the recall, including department stores right here in San Antonio. If you’ve purchased an Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat and have concerns about your child’s safety, our Texas product liability attorneys and Evenflo car seat/carrier recall attorneys serving San Antonio are here to help.
Used as a car seat, the product is safely functional. When used as a carrier, however, the product turns dangerous. Used as a carrier, the Embrace’s handle can unexpectedly release, causing the carrier to rotate forward – making it possible for infants to potentially fall out of the carrier. Tragically, the Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carrier has caused serious injury to hundreds of infants due to this defect in design.
Evenflo announced the recall after receiving 679 reports of the faulty handle. In the release, Evenflo states that the product is still safe to use as a car seat. Evenflo is sending a repair kit to all registered users of the product. This repair kit will strengthen the handle and prevent future incidents. However, if you did not register your product after purchase, you are not included on this list to receive a repair kit – and you could potentially be using a dangerous carrier.
The Evenflo recall affects approximately 450,000 units, all manufactured before April 8, 2006. The affected car seat/carriers have model numbers beginning with 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 548, 549, 550, 556, 597, 598 or 599. If you’re unsure about how to find this information, our Texas product liability attorneys and Evenflo car seat/carrier recall attorneys in San Antonio can help you determine whether or not your product is safe for use.
To date, the recalled Evenflo seats have brought about 160 injuries to young children. These injuries included a skull fracture, two concussions, cuts, scrapes and bruises, and even an alleged wrongful death. If you are among the parents whose children were injured, our San Antonio product recall attorneys at Carabin & Shaw are here to help.
If your child has suffered any injuries due to these defective car seat/carriers, please contact our Texas product liability attorneys or Evenflo car seat/carrier recall attorneys as soon as possible so we can get to work on your case. You may have grounds for a product liability negligence case that necessitates seeking counsel from a knowledgeable attorney. Our experienced attorneys will work with you to provide you with more information about your potential claim and will help you decide the best course of action.
At Carabin & Shaw, our attorneys believe that personal contact with our clients is essential to successfully handling our cases. We want each and every one of our clients to feel as comfortable while their cases are under our care – especially those who have suffered as a result of a devastating personal injury.
Our dedicated and compassionate attorneys strive to provide quality service to our clients, so call our San Antonio office today for a free consultation with a lawyer at 800-862-1260. For more information about car seat safety hazards, chat with us online or call today. We have staff available to discuss your legal options with you in both English and Spanish.