NHTSA Probing Graco Seat Buckle Complaints
Consumer complaints over Graco car seat buckles that refuse to unlatch have sparked a probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The Associated Press (AP) reports that the products involved are the “My Ride” and “Nautilus” car seats manufactured by Graco Children's Products between 2009 and 2011. The NHTSA says there have been 25 reports of problems faced by consumers but no injuries thus far.
Some consumers reported having to use excessive force to unlatch the buckle, while three people had to cut the seat's harness to free their child, writes AP. Six others complained that they had to pull their child through the harness.
The federal probe will decide whether a recall needs to be issued for the product. Also, other Graco seats using the same harness parts will be investigated for possible defects.