Graco Recalls Nearly 3.8 Million Child-Safety Seats


Child-Safety Seats Affected: Approximately 3.8 million model-year 2009-2013 convertible and combination child-safety seats. Models affected include the Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smartseat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite and Argos 70.

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The Problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the harness buckle could be difficult to unlatch or become stuck in the latched position. If this happens, you may not be able to get the child out of the car seat in the event of an emergency, increasing the risk of injury.

Graco said in a statement that certain foods and dried liquids could build up over time and contaminate the harness buckle's latching mechanism. The government safety agency received around 80 complaints from parents about having to use excessive force to unlatch the harness.

The Fix: Graco will replace the affected buckles. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with an owner notification schedule.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Graco at 800-345-4109 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information. 

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 11, 2014 | Comments (2)


Thank you so much for the heads up! We will be travelling wiht my children this summer to two weddings nh friends are having, and it looks like I will need to find a new car seat.


Thanks for posting. It's been horrible trying to reach them since the news broke. Was on hold for 15 minutes before being disconnected and have been greeted with busy signals and high call volume since. I'm sure it's tough, but there has to be a better way to handle this. 38k folks wanting to ensure their little kids are safe - be ready for the volume.

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