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FOX 7 reports that, “Graco Children’s Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.”
However, Graco originally ignored requests from the government to recall all of the car seats affected. People are now wondering how committed Graco is towards ensuring child safety.
The recall was announced on July 1, and it comes on the heels of 4.2 million toddler seats being recalled. The infant seats and the toddler seats both have issues with the harness buckle becoming stuck.
If food and drink spills over a buckle, it will not detach. This is dangerous, because in an emergency, the buckle will not detach if a child is in the seat.
Graco resisted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSAs) demand to recall both seats. Instead, the company only recalled the toddlers’ seats earlier in the year.
Graco said it did not recall the infant seats, because they are used differently than the toddlers’ seats. In an emergency, an infant seat can be removed and does not require the seatbelt to be unbuckled, the company said.
The NHTSA threatened civil penalties against the company if it did not recall the infants’ seats as well. Fortunately, Graco backtracked and said it discovered a higher difficulty in unlatching the buckles on those seats.
A spokesperson for Graco said that there are 6.1 million seats recalled. The seats recalled include:
- Toddler car seats
- Step 2
- Cozy Cline
- Ready Ride
- Comfort Sport
- Classic Ride 50
- My Ride 65
- My Ride 70
- My Ride 65 with Safety Surround
- Size4Me 70
- My Size 70
- Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround
- Smart Seat
- Smart Seat with Safety Surround
- Nautilus 3-in-1
- Nautilus Plus
- Nautilus Elite
- Argos 70
- Argos 70 Elite
- Infant car seats
- SnugRide Classic Connect
- SnugRide 30
- SnugRide Classic Connect 30
- SnugRide 35
- SnugRide Classic Connect 35
- SnugRide Click Connect 40
- Aprica A30
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