Car Seat Recall

Car Seat Recall

Midland, TX (Big 2 News) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Graco, a major producer of infant and toddler products, is voluntarily recalling 3.7 million car seats.
Midland, TX (Big 2 News) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Graco, a major producer of infant and toddler products, is voluntarily recalling 3.7 million car seats.

According to Graco, the reason behind the recall, is due to a defect in the harness buckle in some car seat models but, some models are still on store shelves of some major retailers including Walmart, Target and Babys "R" Us.

"That's kind of scary. 'Cause you're not sure, I mean, they tell you which ones it is but, if they're still selling it then, how do you handle that you know?" said Amy Eller, who has been using Graco products with her children.

When we asked store employees why they were still being sold, no one was able to comment.

"I think it's sad that it's still being sold and that they're not bothered enough by it that they're taking it off the shelves," said Leah Threadgill, a Midland resident.

Graco's says although no injuries from the harness buckle have been reported..they are still recalling certain models produced from 2009 to July 2013

This includes models such as the My Size 70, and the Nautilus 3-in-1.

"I feel like if they've been recalled then they should be taken out of then stores. 'Cause I mean you trust your child in a car seat and if it's being recalled then I feel like it shouldn't be in the stores," said Lindsey Davis, a Midland resident.

According to Graco, the harness buckle can progressively become harder to open over time or eventually become stuck in the latched position due to food and dried liquids affecting the buckle.

However, Graco stresses that, "this does not in any way affect the performance of the car set or the effectiveness of the buckle to restrain the child. And a car seat is always the safest way to transport your child."

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