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Recall: Graco now recalling infant car seats

The Graco car-seat recall has expanded to include 1.9 million rear-facing infant seats.

By Today's Parent

Graco has announced the recall of another 1.9 million car seats—making this one of the biggest recalls in U.S. history—after months of battling with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Earlier this year, the company recalled 4.2 million toddler car seats because the harness buckle was becoming compromised by spilled food and drink, rendering it unsafe in an emergency. But they ignored the NHTSA's insistence on recalling the rear-facing infant car seats, claiming that, in an emergency, the entire seat can be removed instead of unlatching the buckle to release the infant.

No injuries have been reported.

Here's the list of affected products:

SnugRide: SnugRide Classic Connect—produced March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2013 SnugRide 30: SnugRide Classic Connect 30—produced July 1, 2010 through January 31, 2013 SnugRide 35: SnugRide Classic Connect 35—produced May 1, 2011 through January 31, 2013 SnugRide Click Connect 40—produced June 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 Aprica A30—produced July 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012

New Graco replacement buckles, courtesy of Graco. New Graco replacement buckles, courtesy of Graco.

This is a U.S. recall, but many of our readers are U.S. residents or obtained their car seat there or online—and the affected models may be sold in Canada. Contact Graco Canada for information; the U.S. site is currently offering free replacement buckles. Like the last recall, it may simply take some time before the seats are recalled in Canada. We'll keep you posted.

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