Family health

Recall: Graco now recalling infant car seats

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

graco-recallGraco 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).

Read more: Major Graco car seat recall>

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

 

Get complete infant- and toddler-seat information here.

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.

Read more: New car seat guidelines: The 65-pound rule>