Recalls involving child safety products can be tremendously worrisome. For this reason, we want parents of small children to be aware of the Graco car seat recall that was announced earlier this month.
More than 25,000 child safety seats were included in a recall announcement due to concerns that harness webbing might break in a crash. This could lead to children not being restrained properly during the crash. There are Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in place for child restraint systems, which the My Ride 65 Graco car seat did not meet.
A total of eight model numbers of the My Ride 65 seat are included in the recall if produced from May to August of 2014. Those model numbers are:
The code tag on the webbing of the affected seats will be 2014/06. Fortunately, Graco is offering to provide free replacement harnesses to owners of the My Ride 65 seats. Surprisingly, the company claims that consumers may continue use of the seats while awaiting the replacement kits.
Visit gracobaby.com to determine whether your car seat is included in the recall or to order a replacement kit free of charge.