Graco is recalling harness buckles used on 1.9 million infant car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013
As an attorney, one of the most tragic aspects of my job is helping families after a serious car accident has seriously injured a child.
We also spend a lot of time in the community raising awareness on child safety and the importance of using car seats – and doing so correctly. That’s why the scope and numbers behind the recent recall involving Graco harness buckles is so alarming, and why we wanted to help get the word out.
Graco is one of the largest car seat manufacturers. It has announced that it is recalling harness buckles used on approximately 1.9 million infant car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013.
According to Graco, some consumers reported having difficulty or having been unable to open the buckle. As a solution, Graco is providing a free replacement buckle.
Thankfully, it should be emphasized that there have been no reported injuries associated with this issue. But there are still important safety steps you can take to ensure your child’s safety.
What to do if you have a Graco car seat manufactured from July 2010 to May 2013:
- Order a buckle replacement kit and install the new buckle as soon as it arrives. For more information, consumers can visit GracoBuckleRecall.com, call (877) 766-7470 or e-mail [email protected]
- While waiting for replacement kits, parents and caregivers should always continue to use an appropriate car seat. If no alternative is available, the affected car seats may be safely used until replacement buckles are available, according to Graco.
- Consumers can verify if their infant car seat is affected by this recall by entering the model name and date of manufacture on GracoBuckleRecall.com or calling (877) 766-7470.