Graco has Added More than 400,000 Child Seats to its February Recall of 3.8 million to Replace Faulty Harness Buckles

The following 403,222 seats have been added to the recall: 2006 through 2014 Argos 70 Elite, Ready Ride, Step 2, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Smart Seat with Safety Surround. For the complete NHTSA update, click here.
Prior to the 403,222 seats being added, the recall was the fourth-largest child seat recall in U.S. history.
Graco is currently in a dispute with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because NHTSA wants Graco to add 1.8 million infant seats to the recall because they have the same buckles. Graco is reported to be disputing NHTSA’s request for the additional seats to be added to the recall because they state the other seats 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. Given the recent information about General Motors and its long, inexcusable delay in recalling millions of its cars for ignition switch defects that disabled airbags and caused personal injuries and deaths and Toyota’s recent admission of guilt and entry into a delayed prosecution agreement for years of failing to tell the truth to consumers and regulators about uncontrolled acceleration that resulted in injuries and deaths across America, it is hard to understand Graco’s quibbling about taking the safe course to protect children from injuries or death.
Graco Recall: 403,000 More Child Car Seats Added To Last Month’s Recall
Graco adding 403K carseats to recall, NHTSA pushing for 1.8 million

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Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.