Graco Car Seat Recall


This February Graco Children's Products, Inc. (Graco) announced a massive recall of its toddler and booster child restraint systems. With an estimated 3.7 million units affected, the recall is one of the largest in history.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advised Graco to voluntarily recall the child seats because the buckle may stick. The NHTSA explained that a child could become trapped in the seat in the event of an emergency, such as a motor vehicle accident or a fire, when time is of the essence to remove the child from the car.

Graco emphasizes that the seat itself is fine and the buckle system is effective at restraining the child during an accident. However, dried food and liquids that accumulate in the Graco Signature and QT style buckles can render them difficult to pull open. To rectify the problem, the manufacturer is offering parents free, improved replacement buckles.

Has your car seat been recalled?

The Graco toddler convertible car seats subject to recall include:

  • Cozy Cline
  • Comfort Sport
  • Classic Ride 50
  • My Ride 65
  • My Ride 65 with Safety Surround
  • My Ride 70
  • Size 4 Me 70
  • My Size 70
  • Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround
  • Ready Ride
  • Smart Seat
  • Smart Seat with Safety Surround

The Graco harnessed booster seats subject to recall include:

  • Nautilus 3-in-1
  • Nautilus Elite
  • Nautilus Plus
  • Argos 70
  • Argo 70 Elite

If you have one of the defective latches, apply for your buckle repair kit as soon as possible. The company recommends that, while waiting for the repair kit to arrive, consumers thoroughly clean the buckle in warm water to dislodge any dried, sticky matter that could cause the buckle to become stuck.

Topics:  Children's Products, Graco, Product Recalls

Published In: Personal Injury Updates

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