Before I get into the details of this recall: Does anyone know where I can sign up for car seat recall notices? I’ve checked the NHTSA page on child safety seat recalls but not only does there not appear to be a way to sign up for an RSS feed or email notification, there doesn’t even seem to be a current list. Maybe I’m just missing something that someone can point out to me?
In the meantime, Evenflo is voluntarily recalling one million Discovery Infant Car Seats (models 390, 391, 534, and 552). Manufacturer and NHTSA tests show the car seat can “potentially become separated from its base in high impact side collisions similar to those in the tests.” If you have one of the recalled car seats, Evenflo is offering a “free supplemental dual-hook fastener that has proven that the seat remains attached to the base in the event of such collisions.” For more information, including how to obtain the dual-hook fastener, see the official notice.