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Graco recalls 4 million toddler, booster seats
Graco Children's products is expanding on a previous recall of toddler and booster child systems because the harness buckle may be difficult to unlatch, if at all, endangering a child's life in the event of a crash, fire or other emergency in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required. The recall now stands at 4,176,601 toddler and booster child restraints. In February, Graco's initial recall involved model year 2009 through 2013 toddler and booster child restraints, models 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. On March 7, Graco expanded the recall to include an additional 403,222 seats. They include certain model year 2006 through 2014 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. The company will replace the buckle with a new design for free. Registered owners of the Graco products involved in the recall will be notified beginning in early April. Product owners who have not registered their child restraint booster or toddler seats can call Graco at 1-800-345-4109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also is available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or www.safercar.gov.