Another Graco Child Seat Recall

On May 24, 2017,  Graco Children's Products Inc. issued yet another child seat recall. Previously, Graco  issued recalls due to defects in the child restrain systems as reported in this blog. Today’s recall goes to the heart of safety issues surrounding child seats.  The restraints failed, because of their of the adequacy of the child [...]

May 24th, 2017|Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Another Graco Child Seat Recall

Graco Issues Two Separate Recalls Due to Missing Warning Statement

Graco has issued two separate recalls involving four models of their child restraint systems due to the car seats not meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 regarding the fixed label on the car seat. The first recall affects 31,838 Graco Classic Ride, ComfortSport, and Ready Ride car seats.  These car seats were manufactured [...]

February 10th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Car Seat Defects|Comments Off on Graco Issues Two Separate Recalls Due to Missing Warning Statement

Graco Fined $10 Million in Civil Penalties due to Untimely Notification of Defect

On March 20, 2015, the U.S. Transportation announced that Graco Children’s Products had been fined $10 million after the company failed to provide timely notification of a defect in their car seats regarding a defective buckle that resulted in more than 4 million car seats recalled.  The defect in the car seat stems from the [...]

April 7th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Graco Fined $10 Million in Civil Penalties due to Untimely Notification of Defect

Graco Finally Recalls 1,910,102 Infant Car Seats due to Buckle Defect

Graco Children’s Products previously recalled 4,176,601 toddler and booster child seats due to a buckle defect earlier this year, but did not recall the infant child seats.  Now, Graco has now recalled 1,910,102 infant car seats because of a defect in unlatching the harness buckle – the same issue that plagued the earlier car seats [...]

July 2nd, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Graco Finally Recalls 1,910,102 Infant Car Seats due to Buckle Defect

Two Different Car Seat Manufacturers Recall 1,385,304 for Buckle Defects

Two different car seat manufacturers have recalled 1,385,304 car seats due to safety concerns. The largest recall is from Evenflo.  Evenflo is recalling 1,368,649 car seats due to a defect involving the harness buckle. The problem is there is difficulty in unlatching the buckle.  In the affected car seats, the buckle may become stuck in [...]

April 18th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Two Different Car Seat Manufacturers Recall 1,385,304 for Buckle Defects

Graco Recalls Additional Child Car Seats due to Buckle Defect, Total Recall Up to 4,176,601

Graco Children’s Products previously recalled 3,773,379 toddler and booster child seats due to a buckle defect last month.  Now, Graco will recall an additional 403,222 seats because of a defect in unlatching the harness buckle.  The buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button. [...]

March 17th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Graco Recalls Additional Child Car Seats due to Buckle Defect, Total Recall Up to 4,176,601

Graco Recalls 3,773,379 Child Car Seats due to Buckle Defect

Graco Children’s Products will be recalling 3,773,379 toddler and booster child seats due to a buckle defect.  The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle.  In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button.  If the buckle becomes stuck, it [...]

February 13th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Product Liability|Comments Off on Graco Recalls 3,773,379 Child Car Seats due to Buckle Defect