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Graco recall expanded by nearly two million car seats

Graco Recall - not these bucklesPretty short piece here, the 2014 Graco recall has been expanded to include 1.9 million more buckles and car seats. That brings the total to 5.6 million seats if I’m doing the math right.

Your baby’s not going to explode due to using the current Graco seating, but you should go ahead and get the replacement buckles as the old style can jam which could be extremely problematic in the event of an emergency or just trying to get a hot screaming infant out.

The issue is small particulates, juice, crud can completely jam the locking mechanism. The fix is Graco sends you a new locking mechanism and you spend about 15 minutes getting to know your car seat inside and out.

You can read some of the history of this recall here, the TL;DR version is there was a smaller recall before this one while they disputed that the current recall was necessary.

The chart below is what’s listed on the Graco recall site, whether complete or not I don’t know, sadly a head cold and exhaustion hit so I’m cutting and pasting without reading if that deals with the other 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

Graco Recall not these buckles

If your buckles look like the ones above (they also may be grey,) you’re NOT affected by the new recall. Go to the link below for better information than a really tired dad can provide tonight. Also don’t freak out, this is a recall yes but not something that’s going to cause baby to explode if you don’t read the recall ’till tomorrow.

Unless it does.

In the meantime, check to make sure your buckles are not filled with crud while waiting for your Graco recall replacement buckles.

[Graco recall home page]

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.