Due to problems with the car seats’ harness buckles, both Graco and Evenflo recently announced the recall of select toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats.
Graco recalled about 3.7 million child seats in February and another 403,222 seats in March for issues related to the seats’ buckle mechanism. When food or dried liquids get into the buckle, it can become increasingly difficult to use and may even make the buckle stick in its close position, according to the official recall notice. The action affects many models of the car-seat maker’s convertible and toddler booster seats.
They include: 2009 through 2013 Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride w/Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smart Seat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite and Argos 70. Certain 2006 through 2014 models include the Argos 70 Elite, Ready Ride, Step 2, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Smart Seat with Safety Surround.
Graco is offering a replacement harness buckle to any consumer who may be experiencing difficulty with their harness buckle at no cost by using their online order form.
Evenflo also recently announced a recall due to the same problem on a number of their seats: Momentum 65 (including LX and DLX), Chase (including LX, DLX and Select), Maestro (including Performance), Symphony (including 65, LX, 65 E3 and DLX), Snugli All-In-One, Snugli Booster, Titan 65, SureRide DLX and Secure Kid (including LX, DLX, 100, 300 and 400).
Owners of these seats can contact Evenflo customer service at 1-800-233-5921. Read more in the April 10 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.