The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Graco have recalled approximately 1.9 million infant car seats due to faulty harness buckles.
The seats were manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013.
Some consumers reported having difficulty opening the buckle. As a solution Graco will provide a free replacement buckle.
Consumers can verify if their infant car seat is affected by this recall and order a replacement kit by entering the model name and date of manufacture on GracoBuckleRecall.com or calling (877) 766-7470. This information can be found on the white label located on the bottom of the infant car seat carrier.
In addition, Graco will provide a free replacement buckle to any consumer who has an infant car seat not included in this recall, but would like to update their buckle to Graco’s current buckle design.
“Child seats are very effective at protecting children in crashes, and Graco is one of the industry leaders,” said Chris Sherwood, biomechanics engineer and former senior research engineer at Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “Graco has an experienced safety team, state-of-the-art research and development facilities, and internal safety standards that exceed federal requirements. Parents and caregivers should feel confident in choosing Graco car seats.”