25,000 Car Seats Recalled This Week
Looks like more recalls on car seats this week. Graco is recalling almost 25,000 car seats with instructions how to get them resolved before the Memorial Day Weekend.
It's a true story that I'm the worst shopper of all time. I learned this from my father and I will search over and over to make sure I'm getting the best deal. This is exactly what happened after Paige was in a small car accident a year ago. A woman just bought a new car and was just a little impatient crashing rear-ending her Mazda. My son was in his Graco car seat and everyone was fine. There's no doubt it was scary, but safety was the key.
The insurance agent explained that no matter what kind of fender bender you might encounter always replace the car seat. I headed to Baby's R Us and stood in complete confusion at various seats googling reviews at exhaustion. Luckily, a lady suggested a car seat that she swore by and it was on sale. Score. That's great until you see the dreaded recall which is where we're at today.
Graco just recalled over 25,000 car seats because of reports that the webbing can fail. If you own the Graco My Ride 65 Convertible you'll want to get this out of your car asap. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the child restraints webbing seems to be the source of failure.
In the event of a crash, the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child. As such, these car seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standar (FMVSS) number 213, 'Child Restraint Systems," - NHTSA
Have you ever seen recalled items and wonder what to do? Do they replace them? Reimburse you? I'll tell you and here's what Graco posted to their Facebook page for customers.
This is directly from Graco's Website: Graco is notifying consumers who may be impacted and is providing, free of charge, replacement kits with new harness restraints and installation instructions. While waiting for a replacement kit, consumers may continue to use the My Ride 65 convertible car seats.
Here's a link to Graco for the full details, models, and instructions.