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3.7 Million Graco Car Seats Recalled

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Allison Denton4 years ago

Graco has recalled approximately 3.7 million car seats because the buckle is difficult to unlatch, posing a safety hazard to child passengers.

About the Graco Car Seat Recall

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the red release button in the center of the harness is difficult to unlatch and can become stuck in the latched position.

The recall applies to all toddler convertible car seats and all harnessed booster seats manufactured from 2009 to July 2013. Graco is voluntarily recalling eleven out of eighteen model seats that the NHTSA has asked it to recall.

Despite the NHTSA’s request to recall the remaining seven models, Graco has not issued a voluntary recall for these products. Instead, Graco is providing improved buckles to customers at no cost, although the company emphasizes that parents can continue to use current car seats until they receive the new product.

The NHTSA, on the other hand, suggests that concerned parents use a different car seat until their Graco car seat is fixed. 

Description of Recalled Graco Car Seats

Information below obtained from 

Recalled toddler convertible car seats:

  • Cozy Cline
  • Comfort Sport
  • Classic Ride 50
  • My Ride 65
  • My Ride 65 with Safety Surround
  • My Ride 70
  • Size4Me 70
  • My Size 70
  • Head Wise 70
  • Smart Seat

Recalled harnessed booster seats:

  • Nautilus 3-in-1
  • Nautilus Elite
  • Argos

The following is a list of the infant seat models that the NHTSA has asked Graco to recall, although the company has not yet done so:

  • Snugride
  • Snugride 30
  • Snugride 32
  • Infant Safe Seat- Step 1
  • Snugride 35
  • Tuetonia 35
  • Snugride Click Connect 40

The toddler convertible car seat recall and the harnessed booster seat recall applies to seats manufactured by Graco from 2009 through July 2013, sold for between $99 and $400.


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