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    Moderator - CPS Technician BookMama's Avatar
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    Re: Maestro Recall

    In the U.S., the initiative involves 13,792 seats with model numbers that begin with “310” that were built between November 24, 2009 and April 9, 2010. In Canada, the initiative involves seats with a model number that begins with “310” that were built between December 17, 2009 and April 26, 2010. Maestro child restraints built after April 2010 are not affected by this action.
    (quoted from Evenflo's release)

    If your seat has a DOM of 4/10/10 (US) or later ((4/27/10 or later in Canada), it is NOT affected by the recall, regardless of the model number.
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    Re: Maestro Recall

    Ok- so I jumped the gun... mine IS recalled...I looked at the first date and numbers I saw on the seat which was 9/09 and a different model number- but it's on the SIDE of the seat (why would they do this?) I just now looked at the BACK of the seat and it is indeed a recalled seat-
    DOM 02/01/2010 MODEL # 31011059

    WAAAHHHH!

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    Re: Maestro Recall

    I called Evenflo and she said that they were starting to ship out kits on Monday and she thought that in Texas I'd get it by the end of the week.

    So... to figure out how to avoid using the seat for a week.

    --Sarah & D.J. (3-20-04)
    DS (08/07) ~ 8 ~ 52 pound ~ Graco Highback Turbobooster -- 3rd Grade!
    DD (08/11) ~ 4 yr ~ 32 lb ~ Britax Roundabout 50, Maestro -- Pre-K!

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    Re: EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    I don't think I'd be okay using it either... what if the crash was more severe?
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    a Frontier90, PWSGL 2013
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    Re: Maestro Recall

    Quote Originally Posted by Mommy2Marcus View Post
    I did think about that as well. However I just decided to call Evenflo back & ask what was changed between April & May that made the ones after April safe. They told me that they re-enforced the area as of May 2010 to make them stronger to withstand the forces. I feel better after talking to someone that explained to me. However if they made the changes starting in May, it would seem that they knew about it then.

    If they did indeed know about it then, then WHY are they just now recalling them? I really think I am over thinking all of this today. I am sick, so I think I am just being grumpy.
    So uhh what happened with the seats between april 10th and May?!?!?!?

    In may they were "fixed" but the recall ends in April. Mine is between those dates.

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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    I merged the thread from Carseat Chat with the recall announcement thread right here in the News and Media forum to have a single thread for all the pertinent info.
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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    Okay they have the video showing how to fix it with the plate, um yeah I'm not so sure I'm comfortable using this seat and having full confidence the little plate is going to come loose.

    http://www.evenflo.com/corporate.aspx?id=530
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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    For some reason I was thinking the repair was for the back for some reason. I was talking to a rep at Evenflo and it was for new the adjuster.

    Regarding the peeling labels on my recalled seat: They are sending a brand new seat out to replace this one. Relieves the stress of worrying about the fix.
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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    That flimsy piece is supposed to save my kids???? Hell no!

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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    Quote Originally Posted by smackeen View Post
    Regarding the peeling labels on my recalled seat: They are sending a brand new seat out to replace this one. Relieves the stress of worrying about the fix.
    My labels were all bubbling when I bought my seats... I just pushed them all back on with my thumb... they seem OK still so far after 6 months

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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    I'm confused, I thought it was ok to use in harness mode if the child is under 40lbs. Did I miss-read? Do I need to stop using it period? I just loaned it out to a friend to get her to stop putting her 3.5 yo in a backless booster..... Now I have to take it back? Ugh.

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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    Quote Originally Posted by mamakc View Post
    I'm confused, I thought it was ok to use in harness mode if the child is under 40lbs. Did I miss-read? Do I need to stop using it period? I just loaned it out to a friend to get her to stop putting her 3.5 yo in a backless booster..... Now I have to take it back? Ugh.
    From http://safety.evenflo.com/cs/sc/cssc...=EFR30&src=WEB
    The seat should not be used with children weighing under 40 pounds without the repair bracket. Children who weigh more than 40 pounds can continue to use the seat as a belt-positioning booster until the remedy kit arrives.
    A seat subject to this recall cannot be used with a child who does not weigh 40lbs, at all, until it is repaired. Over 40lbs, it can be used as a belt-positioning booster.
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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    Although our brand new Maestro is not part of the recall, I can't help but feel a little concerned about the overall quality of this seat. I think a couple of people have said the same thing. Add this to the fact that I am already freaked out about my 2 year old having to forward face in one car!

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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    I can't read the model # on my seat. It's smudged. But it is within the date range. What the heck am I supposed to do????
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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    Here is an interesting video put out by consumer reports regarding the Maestro. The video provides a good visual for what caused the recall.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDrCbLcP8CE"]YouTube - Evenflo Car Seat Fails Consumer Reports' Tests[/ame]
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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    Wow, something positive coming from a Consumer Reports investigation? (I know, I know...)

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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    WOW! We give out a lot of these to low income families. and use them as replacments a check up events.
    Isaiah 11yrs 5'4" 144# passes the 5 step test Cadence 8yrs 47# btb Naveah 6yrs 50# btb Emma 5yrs 41# RF diono 120 & booster Elijah 3YRS 38lbs RF diono 120
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    Re: Maestro Recall

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrfightermomma View Post
    So uhh what happened with the seats between april 10th and May?!?!?!?

    In may they were "fixed" but the recall ends in April. Mine is between those dates.
    She told me that they re-enforced the splitter plate to make it stronger to withstand the crash forces.
    Krista Mommy 2 Marcus, 6 years old, 48 inches tall, 40-42lbs, 16 inch torso & riding in a Graco Safety Surround!!

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    Re: Evenflo Maestro Recall - EVENFLO ( 10C005000 )

    Quote Originally Posted by KaysKidz View Post
    I can't read the model # on my seat. It's smudged. But it is within the date range. What the heck am I supposed to do????
    If you registered it, which I assume you did, you will receive the kit automatically I was told my evenflo yesterday if your seat is affected.
    10.5yr old Topside Booster, 9yr old Topside, 6yr old Topside, 4yr old RXT RF, 2yr old RXT RF

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    Re: Maestro Recall

    Quote Originally Posted by Mommy2Marcus View Post
    She told me that they re-enforced the splitter plate to make it stronger to withstand the crash forces.
    ok reinforcing the splitter plate has nothing to do with the recall what was she talking about? It is the harness adjuster that is the issue, sounds like someone does not know what they are talking about there then.
    10.5yr old Topside Booster, 9yr old Topside, 6yr old Topside, 4yr old RXT RF, 2yr old RXT RF

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