• May 10, 2007
Evenflo Company Inc. in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of 450,000 units of its Embrace Infant car seat/carriers. The defect has to do with the carrier's handle, which may unexpectedly release while the seat is being carried and tilt forward, potentially causing the infant to fall out.
While the defect doesn't have anything to do with the seat's use in a car, Evenflo has received reports of 160 injuries that have been caused by the defect, including a fratured skulls and other injuries. As such, we thought it prudent to make sure every auto enthusiast with children is aware of the defect so that the news can be passed along to other parents. Owners of the Evenflo Embrace car seat/carrier can contact the company at its website. The recall includes seats that have model numbers beginning with 317, 320, 397, 398, 540, 548, 549, 550, 556, 597, 598 or 599.

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      The Answer to the Broken Handle may be found at
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      The FALCON Infant Car Seat Carrier

      This unique and innovative transport device takes the stress out of the awkward handle and its joints. The Strap allows the user to carry the infant Hands Free. The infant still maintains eye contact with the user, and may be caressed while in front of the user. If the infant were bottle feeding during the time of use, no need to prop up, the user may position or hold the bottle with one hand and lightly caress with the other. Entry into doorways are much easier now that both hands are free.

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      The dreaded hand carry has now been taken out of play. Additionally, the need to go to the trunk, remove the stroller, then take out the car seat and place it in the stroller, with a reverse repeat upon return to the car, has also been replaced for short trips.

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