A huge recall has just been announced and I’m sure it’s going to affect many West Michigan parents including myself.
According to the Associated Press:
Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can be trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.
The recall covers 11 models sold from 2009 through 2013.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received at least 80 complaints about the seats. Parents reported having to use excessive force to unlatch the harness buckle. In some cases, the straps had to be cut to free children.
Affected models include 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.
As we can all agree child safety is number one and it sounds like Graco will be providing free replacement parts during this recall. I’m including the link to their website below but their site it currently not loading (due to an overwhelming amount of traffic I’m sure). I’ve owned two Graco car seats and have had good luck so far, but it’s important for all parents to be up on product recalls and replacing your product. Be sure to check your carseat after you read this article and head to their website to learn more about replacing the recalled parts.