Bad news if you own a Graco Car Safety Seat. Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can become trapped. There are rumors that 7 other models will soon become involved in the recall but as of now Graco is refusing to include these infant seat models, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall notice.
According to Graco’s website, the recall models include these toddler convertible car seats: the Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size4Me 70, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 and Smart Seat.
The harnessed booster seats that are part of the recall are the Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Elite and Argos.
According to the government, the seven models that Graco isn’t recalling despite being asked to do so by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are all infant seats. Specifically, they are: Snugride, Snugride 30, Snugride 32, Infant Safe Seat-Step 1, Snugride 35, Tuetonia 35, and Snugride Click Connect 40.
In the seats being recalled, the buckles may not unlatch, making it difficult to remove the child from the seat. That increases the risk of injury in a crash, fire or other emergency when a speedy exit from the vehicle is required.
Graco will be offering a “new and improved replacement harness buckle to affected customers at no cost.” People can obtain one by calling 800-345-4109 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more information about this recall here.