Created: 07/01/2014 11:23 AM
By: KOB.com Web Staff
Graco announced a recall on July 1 of harness buckles used on approximately 1.9 million infant car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013.
Some consumers reported having difficulty or having been unable to open the buckle, which was the reason for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's investigation. As a solution, Graco will provide a free replacement buckle.
There have been no reported injuries associated with this issue.
Graco encourages consumers to order a buckle replacement kit and install the new buckle as soon as it arrives. While waiting for replacement kits, parents and caregivers should use an appropriate car seat.
Consumers can verify if their infant car seat is affected by this recall and order a replacement kit by entering the model name and date of manufacture on GracoBuckleRecall.com or calling (877) 766-7470. This information can be found on the white label located on the bottom of the infant car seat carrier.
Graco will provide a free replacement buckle to any consumer who has an infant car seat not included in this recall, but would like to update their buckle to Graco's current buckle design.