Unfortunately, baby products aren’t always safe. Recently, Graco recalled more than 25,000 My Ride 65 car seats that may not adequately restrain children in a car crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that the webbing in the Graco My Ride 65 car seat failed to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. They stated that this model car seat places children at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
The agency stated, “In the event of a serious motor vehicle crash, the harness webbing restraining the child may break resulting in a child not being properly restrained”.
Graco car seat models affected by the recall
The 25,494 Graco My Ride 65 seats recalled were produced between May and August 2014. Model numbers include 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015 and 1794334. Units with a webbing code tag of 2014/06 are affected.
“While waiting for a replacement kit, consumers may continue to use My Ride 65 convertible car seats,” said Danielle Clark, a spokeswoman for Graco’s owner, Newell Brands.
If you purchased a model listed above, you should go to www.gracobaby.com/myride-harness-recall/ to order a free replacement kit, or you can contact Graco consumer services at 1-800-345-4109.
For additional information on this and other recalls, consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit www.safercar.gov.
Regardless of any car seat recall, you always want to ensure that your child is safe in the model that you do have. Make sure to find the correct car seat for your child’s size and age, make sure it’s installed properly, and stay on top of recalls by registering your car seat. You can also look for recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Please, let’s keep our kids safe out there.
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