Due to an increased risk of injuries in emergency situations, car seat manufacturer Graco Children’s Products has recalled 1.9 million infant style car seats. According to statements by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been numerous consumer complaints about stuck harness buckles on these infant car seats. All of the recalled car seats were manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013.
This is not Graco’s first car seat recall this year. Graco was forced to recall approximately 4.2 million toddler car seats earlier this year also due to defective harness buckles. The NHTSA claimed that the harness buckles could get jammed by stuck food and drink, making it difficult to remove children in cases of emergency. There have been no reported injuries related to the harness buckle to date but the NHTSA concluded that the increased risk of injuries warranted this massive recall.
Graco will send replacement harness buckles to owners of the designated infant car seats upon request and at no charge to the owners. Some of the most popular Graco infant car seat models included in the recall are:
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