Graco today announced it has agreed to recall nearly 3.8 million car safety seats due to the safety concern of the harness buckle becoming difficult to open over time or become stuck in the latched position – posing a potential danger in the event of a crash or car fire.
“Graco has decided to conduct a voluntary recall on the harness buckles used on all toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats manufactured from 2009 to July 2013,” the company said. “Graco would like to stress this does not in any way affect the performance of the car seat or the effectiveness of the buckle to restrain the child. And a car seat is always the safest way to transport your child.”
Click on the photo for the recalled models.
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, contact Graco customer service team at 800-345-4109 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.) or [email protected]. [TLS]