Graco’s Recent Recall of 25,000 Car Seats
Graco Recalls 25,000 Car Seats – What You Should Know from a Georgia Products Liability Attorney
Child car seats and restraints are necessary to ensure the safety of our children while they are a passenger in any vehicle. Children that are not restrained are at a greater risk of suffering injury or death if they are involved in an accident. However, not every car seat protects children as intended, and there are times when certain car seats may be defective for one reason or another and therefore pose a risk to a child’s safety.
In some cases, the manufacturer of the car seat determines on its own that one of its products may be defective and issues a voluntary recall. On the other hand, a car seat manufacturer may not be immediately aware of a defect until it is the cause of an accident that resulted in injuries or death to a person. Another way in which a defect may be uncovered is through testing performed in accordance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When testing fails, the NHTSA alerts the manufacturer, and a recall may be required.
Graco’s Recent Recall of 25,000 Car Seats
Graco Children's Products of Atlanta recently recalled 25,000 My Ride 65 convertible child restraints, according to the NHTSA, as described in a local news report. This recall begins on July 17, 2017, and affects the following model numbers:
- 1813015; and
The recall applies to units manufactured on July 22, 2014 that have a webbing code of 2014/06. This webbing code is shown on a tag that is attached to the harness webbing. The specific child seats at issue failed the NHTSA's tests and uncovered that the webbing of the seat might tear and not adequately restrain a child in the event of an accident, which could, in turn, leave a child severely injured or killed. The child seat defect at issue was limited to one batch of sewn webbing, which Graco has been able to identify. Graco will be notifying customers individually of the recall so that customers can receive replacement parts.
Something as simple as defectively sewn webbing could cause potential harm by preventing a child seat from functioning as intended – which is to protect the children occupying the child seats. Luckily, as of now, there have been no reported injuries or deaths associated with the car seats that have been recalled. As such, the purpose of the recall is to remove these products from the market and to replace them with products that are not defective. This will help to reduce the risk of injury or death to children in the event of an accident.
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