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More Than 25,000 Car Seats Recalled Due to Faulty Harnesses: NHTSA

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    Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the child restraints failed in crash tests. (Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017)

    Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the child restraints failed in crash tests.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, certain models of Graco Children's Products My Ride 65 convertible child restraints failed federal motor vehicle safety standards.

    Affected cars seat webbing may tear during a crash, posing a danger to the child, the NHTSA said.

    Graco was first notified of a failed test on March 29, 2016, according to NHTSA documents. Graco decided to issue a precautionary recall after another test failure earlier this year, the NHTSA said.

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    Affected model numbers include 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. The seats were made on July 22, 2014 and have a code of 2014/06 on a tag that's on the webbing.

    The NHTSA said Graco is working on making free harness webbing replacement kits. Car seat dealers will be notified beginning June 1, and customers who bought the car seats were be issued notices beginning July 17.

    Owners may contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109.

    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.


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