Graco recalls more than 3 million child safety seats

ATLANTA, Ga. - Graco, the Atlanta-based maker of baby and children's products, said Tuesday it's recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats sold between 2009 and 2013 because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.

Graco says the defect happens when food or drinks get stuck in the buckles.

The company will send replacement buckles for free to customers who have registered their seats or who call the company's hotline (800-345-4109). They can also send an e-mail to

Here are the seats involved in the recall:

Toddler convertible car seats (generally used for rear-facing infants under 30 lbs. and forward-facing toddlers up to 70 lbs. Smart Seat also converts to a booster for up to 100 lbs.)

   Comfort Sport

   Cozy Cline

   Classic Ride 50

   My Ride 65

   My Ride 65 with Safety Surround

   My Ride 70

   Size 4 Me 70

   Smart Seat

Harnessed booster car seats (used for forward-facing toddlers between 20-100 lbs. Argos 70 also converts to a backless booster for up to 120 lbs.)

   Argos 70


   Nautilus Edge

NHTSA says Graco should also recall an additional 1.8 million rear-facing infant seats with similar latches. Graco isn't recalling those seats, but will provide replacement buckles to those who request them. Those seats are:


   Snugride 30

   Snugride 32

   Infant Safe Seat-Step 1

   Snugride 35

   Tuetonia 35

   Snugride Click Connect 40. 

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