Graco recalls 3.7 million car seats for faulty buckles

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(STLMoms) – If you have a small child, it’s time to check their car seat. It may be part of a major recall.

Graco is recalling more than 3 million child car seats.  The reason: faulty buckles that make it tough to free a child in an emergency.

Some say the red release button in the center of the harness can get stuck and be difficult to unlatch.  Graco officials say food and dried liquids can affect the buckle over time.

The recall covers 11 models sold between 2009 and 2013.  Those affected include:

Toddler Convertible Car Seats:
Cozy Cline
Comfort Sport
Classic Ride 50
My Ride 65
My Ride 70
My Ride 65 with Safety Surround
Size4Me 70
My Size 70
Head Wise 70
Smart Seat

Harnessed Booster Seats:
Nautilus 3-in-1
Nautilus Elite
Argos

Graco is offering new and improved replacement harness buckles to affected customers for free.  You can call Graco at 800-345-4109 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.) or email Graco at: consumerservices@gracobaby.com.

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