Graco, a popular children’s products manufacturer, is recalling more than 25,000 car seats due to defective webbing in the car seat’s harness. The harness webbing can break in the event of an accident leaving the child unprotected.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, strength of the webbing was tested and Graco traced the problem to a specific batch of webbing.
The affected car seats are certain My Ride 65 convertible seats with model numbers 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. The seats were manufactured on July 22, 2014 and have a code of 2014/06 on a tag that is on the webbing.
Graco will notify owners and provide a free replacement harness. The recall is said to begin around July 17, 2017.
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