Health department alerts public of recall of specific child restraints

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9:17 am

Springtime is a great time to be out and about. Whether traveling by car, bicycle, ATV, or walking, it’s important to be safe. As the travel season begins, take the time to ensure your car seat has not reached its expiration date or has not been under recall. Make sure your bicycle is in tip top shape and ready for safe riding. Use care in crossing the streets, use crosswalks, walk facing traffic, be sure little ones have an adult with them at all times.

The Lincoln County Health Department has car seats, bike helmets, and pamphlets for safe travel available. It also offers classes to scout troops, 4-H groups, parent groups, daycares, and any community meetings that would like additional information or presentations. Please contact Lisa Sitler at 636-528-6117, ext. 405 for more information.

SAFETY ALERT: If you have one of these car seats or are not certain how to check for a recall. Contact the Lincoln County Health Department to set up an appointment to check your car seat.

On February 7, 2014, Graco Children’s Products informed NHTSA that it would be recalling model year 2009 through 2013 toddler and booster child restraints, models Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride w/Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smart Seat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite, and Argos 70.

On March 7, 2014, Graco informed NHTSA it would be including an additional 403,222 seats in this recall, including certain model year 2006 through 2014 Argos 70 Elite, Ready Ride, Step 2, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Smart Seat with Safety Surround.

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 which may make it difficult to remove the child from the restraint in an emergency. As a solution, Graco offers a new and improved replacement harness buckle to any consumer who may be experiencing difficulty with their harness buckle at no cost.

Additional information on the recall is available here: Graco Website: http://gracobucklerecall.com/

NHTSA Website:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchResults?refurl=email&searchType=ID&targetCategory=R&searchCriteria.nhtsa_ids=14C001

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