Graco has announced the recall of about 3.8 million car seats sold between 2009 and 2013 in the U.S. (see note below regarding Canada). The buckles may get stuck, trapping infants in the seat.
Graco is saying food or drink spills in and around the buckles is causing them to stick.
Car seats involved in the recall are as follows:
Toddler convertible car seats
Cozy Cline (pictured above)
Classic Ride 50
My Ride 65
My Ride 65 with Safety Surround
My Ride 70
Size 4 Me 70
Harnessed booster car seats
Graco is also being pressed to recall another 1.8 million of the following rear-facing infant carseats (though these products are not being recalled, Graco will honour buckle-replacement requests):
Infant Safe Seat-Step 1
Snugride Click Connect 40.
NOTE: Canadian carseats are currently being evaluated. If you are having issues with your buckle, please fill out the request form on the Graco Canada website.
Source: Associated Press
Originally published February 11, 2014.