Graco car seats recalled for potential restraint malfunctions during crashes
WASHINGTON — The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Tuesday a car seat recall for one of Graco Children's Products models due to restraint malfunctions.
Graco's My Ride 65 car seat model failed to meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for "Child Restraint Systems."
According the DOT report, some of the My Ride 65 models had webbing meant to restrain children in the event of a crash, but when tested, the webbing was found to not protect children enough.
Continued use of this car seat in the event of a crash would give the child an increased chance to get injured.
These models were produced between May 20, 2014 and August 1, 2014. Anyone who had purchased one of the car seats will be notified by Graco.
Dealers will give customers a replacement harness for no cost, beginning July 17.
Owners can contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109.