Graco recently announced that it is recalling 25,000 of its car seats due to defects that could present a danger to your children. The My Ride 65 convertible car seats, which allow kids to ride rear-facing until they are 40 pounds and forward-facing until 65 pounds, may have problems with the webbing that make them unsafe for children in the event of a crash. The problem was discovered through independent testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
This is not the first recall of car seats by the company. In 2014, Graco recalled a staggering 3.8 million car seats due to buckles that made it extremely difficult to get kids out of a vehicle. Those defective car seats presented a risk for children in the event that they needed to evacuate, like in case of fire or submersion in water.
If you own a Graco car seat, it is a good idea to check the model number to ensure your child’s safety. The following model numbers are potentially affected:
To remedy the problem, Graco is providing replacement harness straps. The recall will officially begin on July 17, allowing users of the car seat time to receive their replacement straps. You can reach Graco by phone at 1-800-345-4109 if your car seat is affected.