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Across January, February and July of this year, after much pressure from the National Highway Trans­portation and Safety Associ­ation (NHTSA), Graco agreed to recall over 6.1 million car seats. Because Graco did not report the safety issues after numerous complaints, NHTSA has opened an inves­ti­gation to determine whether Graco inten­tionally delayed the recall of the car seats for buckles that could stick and interfere with extracting children from cars in emergency situa­tions. U.S. Trans­portation Secretary Anthony Foxx stated “The department is committed to ensuring that parents have peace of mind knowing that the car seat in which they are placing their child and their trust is safe and reliable … any delays by a manufac­turer in meeting their oblig­a­tions to report safety issues with the urgency they deserve, especially those that impact the well-being of our children, erodes that trust and is absolutely unacceptable.”

Graco could be fined up to $35 million if it is deter­mined that they delayed reporting the defect in the car seats.

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