Graco Issues Recall Over Difficult to Open Car Seat Buckles

By Joe Gullo

Published 07/02 2014 03:04PM

Updated 07/02 2014 03:12PM

Graco is recalling some infant and toddler car seats sold in the United States that are difficult to open. 

Graco says there have been no reported injuries related to this issue. 

The following models are part of the recall:

Model NameDates Produced
SnugRide Classic Connect
March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2013
SnugRide 30
SnugRide Classic Connect 30
July 1, 2010 through January 31, 2013
SnugRide 35
SnugRide Classic Connect 35
May 1, 2011 through January 31, 2013
SnugRide Click Connect 40June 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012
Aprica A30July 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012

Consumers affected by the recall should contact Graco for a free replacement buckle. This includes car seats not included in the recall for customers who wish to update their buckles to the latest design. Graco says the car seats are safe to use until the replacement buckle arrives.

While waiting for the replacement, Graco recommends following the cleaning instructions to make it easier to unbuckle the car seat.

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