logo
Featured on 40:     ABC 40 Celebrates     Partners Restaurant     Fall Previews!     Back to School Pix     Weather Discussion    
share on facebook share on twitter
Breaking News
Video Purports to Show Beheading of US Journalist Steven Sotloff Read more

Graco Agrees to Recall 1.9M Infant Seats

gracoWEB

DETROIT (WGGB/AP) — Graco Children’s Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, agreeing to government demands in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.

The recall came after a five-month spat between Graco and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Earlier this year the company recalled 4.2 million toddler seats for a harness buckle problem. But it resisted the agency’s demand to recall the infant seats.

Buckles can get gummed up by food and drinks, making it difficult to remove children.

In some cases, parents had to cut harnesses to get their kids out. The agency says that increases the risk of injuries in emergencies.

Graco argued that infant seats are used differently, and in an emergency, an adult can remove the whole seat rather than using the buckle.

You can CLICK HERE for more information on the buckle recall.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.

Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus