ATLANTA — Graco, a maker of baby and children’s products, announced Tuesday a recall of harness buckles used on about 1.9 million infant car seats that were manufactured from July 2010 to May 2013.
The company says some consumers have reported the buckle is unable to open. After a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation, Graco announced it will provide a free replacement buckle.
“As the industry leader in baby and parenting essentials, the decisions we make about product safety are far-reaching. We take this responsibility seriously,” Graco President Laurel Hurd said. “Both NHTSA and Graco investigated consumer concerns in an effort to address the issues with the buckles used on certain infant car seats. We are pleased to announce a solution that we believe is in the best interest of consumers and underscores our shared commitment to child passenger safety.”
No injures have been reported with the buckles. To determine if your car seat is affected, visit GracoBuckleRecall.com or call (877) 766-7470 and have the model name and date of manufacture available. Free replacement buckles will also be provided to those with seats that aren’t affected by the recall.