Buckle Issue Prompts Huge Recall

If you have a Graco convertible car seat, it may be affected by this far-reaching recall.

Recalled Graco car seat

Graco has voluntarily recalled 3.7 million car seats, not because they won’t fully protect your child in the event of an accident, but because one of the buckle latches can be difficult to unbuckle and may become stuck in a latched position.

Product description: This recall focuses on the following car seat models.

Toddler Convertible Car Seats

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

Harnessed Booster Seats

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

Where/when it was sold: These recalled car seats were sold at a variety of retail stores and online from 2009 through July 2013 for $100 to $400.

Reason for the recall: The buckles on these car seats can become increasingly hard to unbuckle and this may be compounded by dried liquids or spilled food. They can also become stuck in the latched position. There have been no reports of injuries.

What you need to do: Continue to use your car seat, but you will need to replace the buckle so you can get your child in and out of the seat easily. If you have already registered your seat on the Graco website, you should receive a replacement buckle in the mail. If you have not, you can place your order for a replacement buckle here.

Company information: You can contact Graco at 800-345-4109 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. or email them at consumerservices@gracobaby.com.

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