Graco Children's Products and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have reached an agreement after five months of battles to recall a popular infant car seat for buckle defects.
The car seats' buckles were getting plugged with food bits, dirt, and dust and trapping infants inside – some parents report having to cut their child out of a seat that would not release. While being stuck in the seat posed no immediate risks, in an accident, it could keep a child in immediate danger. These seats are the latest in a long line of recalled Graco products with faulty buckles. Products with defective harnesses include the Smart Seat, Argos 70 Elite, Step 2, My Ride 65, My Size 70, Head Wise 70, My Size 70, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Ready Ride.
Graco initially fought the recalls, claiming that the entire seat is just as easily removed from a car as the child. Once they reached an agreement with NHTSA, however, 1.9 million units were recalled, bringing the grand total of products with faulty buckles somewhere around 5.1 million.
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