Graco has announced that it is recalling more than 25,000 child safety car seats that may be less effective at protecting children during car accidents than first believed. The decision comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) inspected some of the car seats manufactured by the company and found that webbing used to restrain a child was inadequate.
Specifically, Graco My Ride 65 car seats with the following model numbers are targeted by the recall:
All of Graco My Ride 65 child safety car seats with these model numbers were manufactured between May and August of 2014. Other units included in the large recall are those with a “webbing code tag” that reads 2014/06.
The NHTSA found that the webbing that helps keep the child firmly in the car seat during a serious traffic accident may snap. In such situations, the child would effectively be unrestrained and could suffer serious injuries. A spokesperson for Graco informed the consumers that My Ride 65 convertible car seats were not affected by the recall.
If you own a Graco brand car seat, please take a moment to inspect it to find the model number before using it again. For help finding the model number, or to claim a complimentary replacement kit, you can contact Graco by dialing 800 – 345 – 4109, or by going to www.gracobaby.com/myride-harness-recall/. Additional recall information can be found on www.safercar.gov, a website managed by the NHTSA. You can also read a full article about this ongoing car seat recall by clicking here and visiting CNN’s website.
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