Graco Children’s Products said today that it will recall roughly 1.9 million infant safety seats with latches that may become difficult to open.
The announcement means the company’s previous recall will expand to roughly 5.6 million units with buckles that are hard to open if milk or other liquids are spilled on them. Under the new recall, seats manufactured between July, 2010 and May 2013 are affected. Graco will replace the sticking buckles and said today that it will also offer the updated mechanisms to owners unaffected by the campaign who want to change to the new design.
A class-action lawsuit filed in California against the company alleges that a child died in a car fire because the of a buckle that was too difficult to open. In January, NHTSA formally asked Graco, a division of Rubbermaid, to recall 5.6 million seats.
The previous recall affected the following models: Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride 70, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, Size4Me 70, My Size 70, Head Wise 70, Smart Seat. Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Elite and Argos.
Owners can call 800-345-4109 for more information about their seats.