"A sticking or stuck harness buckle in a rear facing infant car seat poses a significant safety risk to the child in the event of a motor vehicle crash or any other emergency situation where the infant must be quickly removed from the car seat," stated the NHTSA update.
Earlier this year, Evenflo recalled more than 1.3 million convertible and booster car seats with the same safety defect. This expansion of the recall includes more than 202,346 infant seat buckles on the Embrace 35 model, which were manufactured between December 2011 and May 2013.
Parents are encouraged to contact Evenflo as soon as possible to receive a replacement harness buckle. In some cases, parents may consider using an alternative car seat until the buckle can be repaired.
The harness buckle safety defect has impacted 7.4 million car seats, including Graco and Baby Trend models.
For more information about the recall, read the full recall report at SaferCar.gov.From the calendar