Graco recalls 1.9 million infant car seat buckles - WFLA News Channel 8

Graco recalls 1.9 million infant car seat buckles

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Graco is recalling harness buckles used on approximately 1.9 million infant car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013.

Some consumers reported having difficulty or having been unable to open the buckle, which was the reason for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) investigation and the outcome announced Tuesday. As a solution, Graco will provide a free replacement buckle.

“Both NHTSA and Graco investigated consumer concerns in an effort to address the issues with the buckles used on certain infant car seats. We are pleased to announce a solution that we believe is in the best interest of consumers and underscores our shared commitment to child passenger safety," said Laurel Hurd, President of Graco Children’s Products in a news release.

Although there have been no reported injuries associated with this issue, Graco encourages consumers to order a buckle replacement kit and install the new buckle as soon as it arrives.

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While waiting for replacement kits, parents and caregivers should always continue to use an appropriate car seat.

If no alternative is available, the affected car seats may be safely used until replacement buckles are available.

Consumers can verify if their infant car seat is affected by this recall and order a replacement kit by entering the model name and date of manufacture on GracoBuckleRecall.com or calling (877) 766-7470.

This information can be found on the white label located on the bottom of the infant car seat carrier.

Graco will provide a free replacement buckle to any consumer who has an infant car seat not included in this recall, but would like to update their buckle to Graco’s current buckle design.

For more information, consumers can visit the Graco website at GracoBuckleRecall.com or contact our customer service team at (877) 766-7470 or consumerservices@gracobaby.com.

 

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