Graco Recalls Nearly 2 Million Car Seats Due To Harness Issues

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Car seat manufacturer Graco has announced it is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats due to issues over the harness buckle on the seat.

The recall comes after The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into the seats after several consumers reported having difficulty opening the buckle. Parents reported having to use excessive force to unlatch the buckle and in some cases, the straps had to be cut to free children.

The recall impacts car seats made between July 2010 and May 2013.

No injuries have been reported.

Consumers can determine if their infant and toddler car seats are affected and order a replacement harness buckle by going to

The company says it is safe to use the infant and toddler car seat while waiting for a replacement.  If the buckle becomes sticky or difficult to open, Graco recommends cleaning it, making the buckle easier to use.

Meantime, Graco says it will offer a free replacement buckle to any consumer who has a toddler car seat or infant car seat not included in this recall, but would like to update their buckle to Graco’s current buckle design.