Car seat maker Graco has announced a car seat recall potentially affecting 3.8 million units. Please advise anyone affected not to use their Grace car seat 1) before ascertaining that the unit is not one of the affected models or 2) until they remediate the safety hazard by following the recall steps.
If you know of anyone who has one of the affected units, contact information for participating in the recall is at http://www.pages02.net/newellrubbermaid/harness-buckles . Direct Contact: Graco customer service team at 800-345-4109 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.) or email@example.com .
The list of car seats recalled at this time is shown below the movie.
The movie below is to help you become familiar with some of the safety issues. It is not intended as a comprehensive guide. Please consult with the California Highway Patrol regarding minimal car seat purchase and installation, safety requirements.
List of Recalled Graco Car Seat Models (from ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/details-graco-child-seat-recall-22469341 ):
Toddler convertible car seats (generally used for rear-facing infants under 30 lbs. and forward-facing toddlers up to 70 lbs. Smart Seat also converts to a booster for up to 100 lbs.)
Classic Ride 50
My Ride 65
My Ride 65 with Safety Surround
My Ride 70
Size 4 Me 70
Harnessed booster car seats (used for forward-facing toddlers between 20-100 lbs. Argos 70 also converts to a backless booster for up to 120 lbs.)
NHTSA says Graco should also recall an additional 1.8 million rear-facing infant seats with similar latches. Graco isn’t recalling those seats, but will provide replacement buckles to those who request them. Those seats are:
Infant Safe Seat-Step 1
Snugride Click Connect 40.