Graco recalling nearly 3.8 million child car seats - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Graco recalling nearly 3.8 million child car seats

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - A company that makes car safety seats is recalling nearly 3.8 million of them because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.

But the action by Graco doesn't satisfy federal regulators, who say the recall should include another 1.8 million rear-facing car seats designed for infants.

The recall covers 11 models made from 2009 through 2013 by Graco Children's Products of Atlanta. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it's the fourth-largest child seat recall in U.S. history.

But the agency criticized Graco in a letter today, saying that the recall excludes seven infant car seat models with the same buckles. It says the company and the government have received complaints about stuck buckles on those seats -- and that parents have sometimes had to cut harness straps to remove their child.

Graco says its tests found that food or beverages can make the harness buckles sticky and harder to use. A spokeswoman says the rear-facing infant seats aren't being recalled because infants don't get food or drinks on their seats. She says the company will send replacement buckles to owners of infant seats on request.

Affected models include Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smartseat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite and Argos 70.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • breaking news

    Jury found Amanda Bacon guilty in death of her son

    Jury found Amanda Bacon guilty in death of her son

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:17:06 GMT
    The jury found Amanda Bacon guilty in the murder of her son. She was found guilty of murder and child endangerment charges. She was not found guilty of aggravated murder. Amanda Bacon was charged with
    The jury found Amanda Bacon guilty in the murder of her son.
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:07:13 GMT
    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.
  • Bodies of 2 boaters recovered; 2 still missing

    Bodies of 2 boaters recovered; 2 still missing

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:05:29 GMT
    The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boat with at least three people on board.Officials say they received a report of a 21-foot bath boat that hadn't returned when it was expected.They say the boaters
    The search continues by air and water for two boaters who are still missing in Lake Erie.  The US Coast Guard found two women dead in the water this afternoon. The search for two men who were with them is ongoing.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!