The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and chid products manufacturer Graco have officially recalled convertible car seats that can be used for rear-facing infants under 30 pounds and front-facing infants and toddlers. Affected seats were produced and sold between 2009 and the middle of 2013.
Recalled convertible seats include the following: Comfort Sport, Cozy Cline, Classic Ride 50, Head Wise, My Ride 65, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, and Smart Seat.
Recalled toddler/child safety seats include the Argos 70, Nautilus, and Nautilus Edge.
NHTSA said in a statement to media outlets that Graco should recall an additional 1.8 million rear-facing infant seats that also have the same buckles. These seats include the Snugride, Snugride 30 Snugride 32, Infant Safe Seat-Step 1, Snugride 35, Tuetonia 35, and Snugride Click Connect 40. While the company has not issued a manufacturer recall on these seats, they will replace the buckle if the customer requests it.
So far, the company has not issued an official recall, so parents will have to contact the company on their own to get new buckles.