Check Your Baby Gear: Graco Recalls More Than 25,000 Convertible Car Seats
More than 25,000 Graco car seats have been recalled after the company's My Ride 65 convertible car seats failed a crash test conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
What is the recall?
During a crash test in 2015, the NHTSA discovered that the harness webbing on Graco's My Ride 65 convertible car seat doesn't meet federal safety standards for breaking strength, meaning that there's a possibility that the webbing could break in a car crash and pose a risk of injury to children. The NHTSA notified Graco, which conducted its own test but couldn't replicate the problem. However, after the NHTSA conducted a follow-up crash test in 2017 and got the same results, Graco issued the recall out of an abundance of caution.
Have there been any injuries?
To date, there haven't been any reports of injuries.
Which products have been affected?
Graco is recalling My Ride 65 convertible car seats with the following model numbers:
The affected car seats were manufactured on July 22nd, 2014, and have the code "2014/06" on a tag on the webbing (models that do not have the "2014/06" code on the tag are not affected). They were sold in the U.S. and Canada.
What does this mean for you?
In a statement emailed to What to Expect, a Graco spokesperson noted that the company plans to contact all registered consumers who may be affected by July 17, and is offering replacement kits, free of charge, that include new harness restraints and installation instructions. In the meantime, the company says that consumers can continue to use their My Ride 65 convertible car seats.
What should I do?
If you're not sure if your car seat has been affected, you can go to Gracobaby.com/recall or call the company's consumer services team at 1-800-345-4109 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST to verify if yours is included in the recall and to order a replacement kit if so.
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