Graco Issues Massive Car Seat Recall After Failed Safety Tests

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Car seats are such a saving grace for parents: not only do they keep LO safe from point A to point B, but they also give moms and dads peace of mind while traveling -- even if it's to the store around the corner. Graco has announced it's recalling over 25,000 car seats amid fears of a faulty child restraint harness, and that should make all of us stop and take pause.

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The baby product titan, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, announced it's recalling several models of the Graco My Ride 65 after the child restraints on the convertible car seat failed to meet federal car safety standards, as the webbing can tear during a crash and injure a child.

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Notified of its failed safety test back in March 2016, Graco has decided to make a voluntary recall after failing another test the beginning of this year, NBC News reports. 

The following eight affected model numbers were manufactured in 2014 and sold in the US and Canada:

  • 1794334
  • 1813015
  • 1813074
  • 1853478
  • 1871689
  • 1872691
  • 1877535
  • 1908152
Each of the affected units should have a 2014/06 code on the tag of the car seat's webbing.
 
 
Companies who sell Graco car seats will be notified of the recall on June 1, while consumers who purchased one of the affected My Ride 65 units will be sent a notice beginning July 17.
 
Graco says it's working to provide a (free) replacement kit for consumers with an affected My Ride 65 -- though the company says consumers can still use the car seat in the meantime.
 
For more information about the recall, or to receive help identifying whether or not your child's car seat is affected, customers can all the Graco service line 1-800-345-4109, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or visit the Graco website.
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