Graco Children’s Products Recalling More than 25,000 Car Seats over Safety Concerns

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Graco will be recalling more than 25,000 car seats over safety concerns with harness webbing that could break in the event of a crash. The recall affects select models of the My Ride 65 convertible car seats that were manufactured during the summer of 2014 and sold in the U.S.

Technically, Graco is recalling the safety harness on these car seats. Zero injuries have been reported and 25,494 car seats have been purchased. Graco will notify these people and will be providing free replacement parts.

Media Release:

Over the past 60 years, safety has been and will continue to be our priority at Graco. As part of Graco’s continuous process of reviewing the quality of its products, Graco is recalling the harness restraints on select My Ride 65 convertible car seats that were manufactured during the summer of 2014 and sold in the U.S.

In accordance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) evaluates the restraint system compliance including the individual components of the car seat and the complete car seat in a dynamic crash simulation. During a test of the individual harness restraint component, the webbing on certain My Ride 65 convertible car seats did not meet federal requirements for breaking strength.

Graco is notifying consumers who may be impacted and is providing, free of charge, replacement kits with new harness restraints and installation instructions. While waiting for a replacement kit, consumers may continue to use the My Ride 65 convertible car seats.

Injuries Reported: 0
Number of Units Affected: 25,494
Dates Produced: May 16, 2014 through August 1, 2014
MSRP: $119.00 – $199.00

Is your car seat affected? This recall includes the following Graco My Ride 65 car seats in the table below…

Please note that model numbers in the affected manufacturing date range that do not have a webbing tag code of “2014/06” are NOT affected by this recall.

Follow these simple steps to verify if your car seat is included in this recall and order the replacement kit.

1. Check your car seat model number, date of manufacture and webbing tag code:

Look under or on the back of your car seat, locate the white label and note the model number and date of manufacture. Next, identify the tag on the webbing of the harness on the back of the car seat and include that date at the bottom of the tag.

(Gracobaby.com)

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