25K GRACO CAR SEATS RECALLED AMID SAFETY CONCERNS
Posted on: Jun. 06, 2017 in Safety

Driving with a little one means you’ve got to keep an eye on safety. Car seats are designed to prevent or reduce injury in the littlest passengers. Sometimes, however, the seats pose a risk themselves.

Graco Children’s Products, a manufacturer of baby products for over 60 years, has initiated a recall of 25,494 convertible car seats because of injury risks during a crash. Although no injuries have been reported, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found in its testing that the seat did not federal safety requirements for breaking strength.

Graco will provide a free replacement kit for the individual harness restraint that did not meet safety standards.

The car seats to be replaced are My Ride 65 Convertible Car Seats with the following model numbers produced between May 16 and August 1, 2014:

  • 1871689
  • 1908152
  • 1813074
  • 1872691
  • 1853478
  • 1877535
  • 1813015
  • 1794334

Car seats that have these model numbers but do not have a webbing tag code of 2014/06 (meaning they were not manufactured during the affected timeframe) are not part of the recall.

The recall is set to begin in July, Graco intends to notify owners of the recalled seats with information. They advise that owners can still use the seat while they wait for a replacement kit.

For more information about the recall, visit www.safercar.gov. Consumers can also call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

For Graco’s statement on the recall, visit their website.

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