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Graco Children’s Products recalls nearly Two Million Child Car Seats because Buckle may not Unlatch

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – 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.

Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat is one of the models being recalled.

Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat is one of the models being recalled.

Product Information

Manufacturer: Graco Children’s Products Inc.

Report Receipt Date: June 30th, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14C004000
Component(s): Child Seat
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,910,102

Child Restraints Brand Name Model
Graco APRICA A30
Graco SNUGRIDE
Graco SNUGRIDE 30
Graco SNUGRIDE 35
Graco SNUGRIDE CLASSIC CONNECT
Graco SNUGRIDE CLICK CONNECT 40

Consequence

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.

Remedy

Graco will replace the buckle with a new design, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Graco at 1.877.766.7470 or online at www.gracobucklerecall@gracobaby.com, or at consumerservices@gracobaby.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 consumerservices@gracobaby.com

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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