Graco, one of the nation’s most popular makers of child safety seats, has updated it’s list of potentially dangerous product issued last month, according to a piece in The Washington Post.
This time, the company is adding more than 400,000 additional seats to a massive recall that originally warned that 3.8 million seats manufactured between 2006-2014 were a potential threat due to a buckle problem.
According to The Washington Post:
Buckles can get gummed up by food and drinks, making it difficult to remove children. In some cases parents have had to cut harnesses to get their children out. The agency says the problem increases the risk of injuries in emergencies.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists theses models as the newly recalled seats:
-Argos 70 Elite
-My Ride 65 with Safety Surround
-My Size 70-
Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround
-Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus
-Smart Seat with Safety Surround
The total list, including both the original recalls and the latest additions, as well as all other current child safety seat recalls issued by the NHTSA can be viewed here.
The Washington Post additionally points out that the NHTSA is still attempting to have even more Graco child safety seats recalled, especially infant models, but as of right now, the Atlanta-based company isn’t agreeing to do that because, to quote the newspaper,”… they are used differently than the toddler seats, and because in an emergency, an adult can remove the whole seat from the car rather than unlatch the buckle.”
With 4.2 million Graco seats now being officially recalled, this massive campaign is one of the top five child car safety seat recalls in American history.
Info source: The Washington Post
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