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Graco Recalls 1.9M Harness Buckles on Infant Car Seats

The company recalled the buckles after consumers reported difficulty opening them.

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By Melinda Carstensen

Newell Rubbermaid has recalled nearly 2 million harness buckles on certain Graco infant car seats made between July 2010 and May 2013.

Although no injuries have been reported, Graco voluntarily recalled the buckles after some consumers reported difficulty opening them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted an investigation after hearing those concerns.

In February, Graco recalled about 3.7 belt harnesses on toddler car seats after some consumers reported they didn’t unlatch.

"As the industry leader in baby and parenting essentials, the decisions we make about product safety are far-reaching. We take this responsibility seriously," Laurel Hurd, president of Graco Children's Products, said in a statement.

Graco will supply a free replacement buckle to all concerned consumers, regardless of whether their car seats are impacted by the recall.

Parents and caregivers can continue to use their affected car seats until their replacement buckles arrive, the company said.

Consumers can find out if their car seat has been impacted by searching the name and manufacture date on GracoBuckleRecall.com.
knee jerk July 02, 2014 at 08:21 PM
Imagine the lawsuit you could have if you had one of these seats in a GM car with a bad ignition switch and had an accident that injured both you and a child in the faulty seat.

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