Before you put your child in the car for your Memorial Day road trip, or even to run an errand, you might want to check the model number on your Graco car seat. The company has recalled certain models of its My Ride 65 car seats—25,494 units are potentially affected.
The car seats involved have harness webbing that may not be able to restrain the child in the event of a car accident, which may cause injury. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put out a recall notice that explained the car seats failed to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard specifications for child restraint systems after testing. Graco had traced the defect to a single batch of sewn webbing. So far, no injuries have been reported.
The model numbers in the recall include: 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. The units were manufactured from May 2014 to August 2014, sold in the United States, and have a tag code of “2014/06” on the harness webbing. You can check if your car seat is part of the recall by visiting the Graco website. The company will also be notifying customers.
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If your car seat is involved, Graco will provide replacement kits with new harness restraints and instructions. The recall is expected to begin on July 17, 2017. If you have questions, you can contact the company online at gracobaby.com or by telephone at 1-800-345-4109.