Recall: Product supposed to keep children safe could put them at risk
A product that is supposed to keep your children safe is being recalled because of a hazard to their health.
Graco Children’s Products is voluntarily recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats due to an issue with the seat belt harness buckles.
The defect could increase the risk of injury when the harness buckle fails to unlatch, possibly delaying a quick exit from the car in an emergency.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall covers 11 of 18 models manufactured between 2009 and 2013.
However, federal regulators say the recall should also include another 1.8 million rear facing car seats.
Graco said on its website that food and dried liquids can make some harness buckles progressively more difficult to use over time.
The company also said it does not affect the performance of the car seat or the effectiveness of the buckle to restrain the child.
So far, no injuries have been reported.
The recall covers the following items:
- Cozy Cline
- Comfort Sport
- Classic Ride 50
- My Ride 65
- My Ride with Safety Surround
- My Ride 7
- Size 4 Me 70
- Nautilus Elite
- Argos 70