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Almost 2 million car seats being recalled for safety issues

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Posted at 8:30 AM, Jul 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-01 10:45:08-04

Almost 2 million infant car seats are being recalled for an issue with the harness buckles.

Graco manufactured the seats from July 2010 to May 2013.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into the harness buckles after some consumers reported having difficulty or having been unable to open the buckle.

Graco said it will provide a free replacement buckle.

“We take this responsibility seriously,” Laurel Hurd said, President of Graco Children’s Products. “Both NHTSA and Graco investigated consumer concerns in an effort to address the issues with the buckles used on certain infant car seats.”

Although injuries have been reported associated with this issue, Graco said it encourages consumers to order a buckle replacement kit and install the new buckle as soon as it arrives.

Officials said while waiting for replacement kits, parents and caregivers should continue to use an appropriate car seat.

If no alternative is available, the affected car seats may be safely used until replacement buckles are available.

Think your child’s car seat is affected?

Find out and order a replacement kit at GracoBuckleRecall.com or by calling (877) 766-7470.