Graco Child Seat Recall Details

Graco Argos 70 Elite

Graco Children’s Products, Inc. is recalling model year 2009 through 2013 toddler and booster child restraints (list below).

The alleged defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle’s release button.

Here are the seats involved in the recall:

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.)

Comfort Sport
Cozy Cline
Classic Ride 50
My Ride 65
My Ride 65 with Safety Surround
My Ride 70
Size 4 Me 70
Smart Seat

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.)

Argos 70
Nautilus
Nautilus Edge

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:

Snugride
Snugride 30
Snugride 32
Infant Safe Seat-Step 1
Snugride 35
Tuetonia 35
Snugride Click Connect 40.

CONSEQUENCE:
It may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency, in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.

REMEDY:
Graco offers a new and improved replacement harness buckle to affected consumers at no cost. If you are experiencing difficulty with your harness buckle and cleaning has not improved its performance, please contact our Graco customer service team at 800-345-4109 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.) or consumerservices@gracobaby.com.

 

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