Recall: Graco Rear Facing Child Restraints
On 2014-07-01, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a recall regarding Graco Rear Facing Child Restraints due to a potential injury hazard.
About 2 million units are involved in this Graco carseat recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Carseats / Child Seats category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 16 million product units.
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What is the problem?
It may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency, in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.
How can I tell if I own this product?
Graco Children's Products (Graco) is recalling certain rear-facing child restraints manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013, models SnugRide, SnugRide Classic Connect (including Classic Connect 30 and 35), SnugRide 30, SnugRide 35, SnugRide Click Connect 40, and Aprica A30. The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The NHTSA provides the following remedy information:
Graco will replace the buckle with a new design, free of charge. The recall began on August 5, 2014. Owners may contact Graco at 1-877-766-7470 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at email@example.com. Note: In addition, Graco will conduct a consumer satisfaction campaign to cover infant child restraints manufactured with AmSafe QT3 and Signature buckles. Under this consumer satisfaction campaign, the company will provide a replacement buckle at no cost to any consumer upon their request for the useful life of the child restraint. To see if your model may be covered, or for additional information, call Graco at 1-877-766-7470, visit www.gracobucklerecall.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.