Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

      Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats
      Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

      WASHINGTON (AP) - Graco, the Atlanta-based maker of baby and children's products, said Tuesday it's recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats sold between 2009 and 2013 because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.

      Graco says the defect happens when food or drinks get stuck in the buckles.

      The company will send replacement buckles for free to customers who have registered their seats or who call the company's hotline (800-345-4109).

      Here are the seats involved in the recall:

      Toddler convertible car seats (generally used for rear-facing infants under 30 lbs. and forward-facing toddlers up to 70 lbs. Smart Seat also converts to a booster for up to 100 lbs.)

      Comfort Sport

      Cozy Cline

      Classic Ride 50

      My Ride 65

      My Ride 65 with Safety Surround

      My Ride 70

      Size 4 Me 70

      Smart Seat

      Harnessed booster car seats (used for forward-facing toddlers between 20-100 lbs. Argos 70 also converts to a backless booster for up to 120 lbs.)

      Argos 70


      Nautilus Edge

      NHTSA says Graco should also recall an additional 1.8 million rear-facing infant seats with similar latches. Graco isn't recalling those seats, but will provide replacement buckles to those who request them. Those seats are:


      Snugride 30

      Snugride 32

      Infant Safe Seat-Step 1

      Snugride 35

      Tuetonia 35

      Snugride Click Connect 40.