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Graco Recalls Millions of Child Car Seats


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Feb. 12, 2014 -- About 3.7 million child car seats are being recalled by Graco due to potential problems with harness buckles.

The red release button in the center of the harness can become hard to open or can get stuck, which can make it difficult or impossible to remove a child quickly in an emergency, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Graco said that the problem with the harness buckles can be caused by an accumulation of food and dried liquids. The company said it has not received any reports of injuries associated with the problem, CNN reported.

The voluntary recall covers 11 models of seats made between 2009 to July 2013. The NHTSA wants Graco to recall an additional seven models and 1.8 million more child car seats but the company is resisting the request.

If all the models of seats were included, it would be the largest such recall ever, according to CNN.

The recall includes these toddler convertible car seat models: Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size4Me 70, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 and Smart Seat. It also includes these harnessed booster seat models: Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Elite and Argos.

The models Graco refuses to recall despite the NHTSA's request are: Snugride, Snugride 30, Snugride 32, Infant Safe Seat-Step 1, Snugride 35, Tuetonia 35, and Snugride Click Connect 40, CNN reported.

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