The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pressured Graco to recall 1.9 million infant car seats – the largest car seat recall in American history – due to a faulty buckle. This comes just months after Graco recalled 4.3 million toddler seats with the same defect.
Although Graco assures its customers the restraining part of the safety system functions as it should, the inherent problem lies in the buckles. As food and liquid drop into the buckle mechanism, it may become so congested so it won’t unlatch properly. In fact some parents in emergency situations have had to cut their children out because the buckles would not release quickly enough.
Models affected (this information can be found on the Graco recall page.
- SnugRide & SnugRide Classic Connect – Produced March 1, 2011, through May 31, 2013
- SnugRide 30 & SnugRide Classic Connect 30 – Produced July 1, 2010, through January 31, 2013
- SnugRide 35 & SnugRide Classic Connect 35 – Produced May 1, 2011, through January 31, 2013
- SnugRide Click Connect 40 – Produced June 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012
- Aprica A30 – Produced July 1, 2011, through April 30, 2012
Consumers are encouraged to place their order for a replacement harness buckle using this online order form.
Visit the Graco recall page for updates and complete information.