The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's
Child Seat Recall Campaign Listing

August 2004 through August 21, 2014

This list does not contain recalls that are more than 10 years old.
(Earlier recalls may be viewed by using the options available on the Child Seat Recalls Search page.)

Manufacturers of newer child seats provide “expiration” dates for their seats that typically range from six to eight years from the date it was manufactured. 

Expiration dates are a way for manufacturers to provide consumers with guidance as to the expected “useful” life of their car seat.

To verify the age and expiration date look for the date of manufacture and the expiration date on the child seat or contact the child seat manufacturer for more detailed information.

The most recent recall was published on July 1, 2014.

This listing is managed by the Recall Management Division, Office of Defects Investigation Enforcement, and updated whenever the agency publishes a child seat recall, or when new information is added to a recall record.

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Child Seat Manufacturers

Baby Trend, Inc.

Make: GRACO

Models: APRICA A30, SNUGRIDE, SNUGRIDE 30, SNUGRIDE 35, SNUGRIDE CLASSIC CONNECT, SNUGRIDE CLICK CONNECT 40

Production Dates: -

Defect: Graco Children's Products (Graco) is recalling certain rear-facing child restraints manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013, models SnugRide, SnugRide Classic Connect (including Classic Connect 30 and 35), SnugRide 30, SnugRide 35, SnugRide Click Connect 40, and Aprica A30. The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button.

Consequence: It may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency, in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.

Corrective Action: Graco will replace the buckle with a new design, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Graco at 1-877-766-7470 or online at www.gracobucklerecall@gracobaby.com, or at consumerservices@gracobaby.com. Note: In addition, Graco will conduct a consumer satisfaction campaign to cover infant child restraints manufactured with AmSafe QT3 and Signature buckles. Under this consumer satisfaction campaign, the company will provide a replacement buckle at no cost to any consumer upon their request for the useful life of the child restraint. To see if your model may be covered, or for additional information, call Graco at 1-877-766-7470, visit www.gracobucklerecall.com, or email consumerservices@gracobaby.com.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA No.: 14C004000


Make: GRACO

Models: ARGOS 70, ARGOS 70 ELITE, CLASSIC RIDE 50, COMFORT SPORT, COZY CLINE, MY RIDE 65, MY RIDE 65 W/SAFETY SURR0, MY RIDE 70, MY SIZE 70, NAUTILUS 3-IN-1, NAUTILUS ELITE, NAUTILUS PLUS, READY RIDE, SIZE 4 ME 70, SMART SEAT, SMART SEAT W/SAFETY SURRO, STEP 2

Production Dates: -

Defect: On February 7, 2014, Graco Children's Products, Inc. (Graco) informed NHTSA that it would be recalling 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, 2014, Graco informed NHTSA it would be including an additional 403,222 seats in this recall, including 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 defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button.

Consequence: It may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency, in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.

Corrective Action: Graco is offering to replace the buckle with a new design, free of charge. Registered owners will be notified beginning around early April 2014, and offered the free replacement buckle. All other owners may contact Graco at 1-800-345-4109 (toll-free) or 1-330-869-7225, or online at www.consumerservices@gracobaby.com.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. Note: For a complete list of the production dates of the affected seats, please click on "Associated Documents" and then "Defect Notice(Part 573) - Amended March 7, 2014"

NHTSA No.: 14C001000


Make: GRACO

Models: 8C04FRR (COMFORT SPORT), 8C04FRR2 (COMFORT SPORT)

Production Dates: November 1, 2006 - October 8, 2007

Noncompliance: GRACO IS RECALLING 43,994 COMFORTSPORTTM CONVERTIBLE CAR SEATS, IN THE FRAZIERTM FASHION, MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2006 THROUGH OCTOBER 8, 2007. THESE SEATS WERE EQUIPPED WITH A LARGE SIZED, SUPPLEMENTAL PAD OR "BODY PILLOW" THAT PARTIALLY OBSCURES THE CHILD AIRBAG WARNING LABEL WHICH IS ON THE SEAT PAD. THE PARTIAL OBSCURING OF THIS LABEL FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, "CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS".

Consequence: SERIOUS INJURY COULD OCCUR TO THE CHILD SHOULD THE SEAT BE IMPROPERLY PLACED IN THE VEHICLE.

Corrective Action: GRACO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO DISCARD THE SUPPLEMENTAL PILLOWS. THE PILLOWS ARE PROVIDED FOR COMFORT ONLY AND DO NOT AFFECT THE SEAT'S ABILITY TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 19, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GRACO AT 1-800-345-4109 OR BY E-MAIL AT CONSUMERSERVICES@GRACOBABY.COM

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 08C009000


Make: GRACO

Models: 8487BELI CARGO ULTRA, 8487SMP CARGO ULTRA, 8487WBR CARGO ULTRA, 8686ROS TREASURED CARGO, 8689FAR PLATINUM CARGO, 8D01ZPH PLATINUM CARGO, 8D02SYC PLATINUM CARGO, 8D03WIK CARGO BOOSTER, 8D04SDN CARGO BOOSTER, 8D05NWY PLATINUM CARGO, 8D10CCE PLATINUM CARGO

Production Dates: January 9, 2007 - March 3, 2008

Noncompliance: GRACO IS RECALLING 121,042 CARGO BOOSTER SEATS (CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS) MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 9, 2007 AND MARCH 3, 2008. THESE SEATS WERE LABELED WITH AN INCORRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE LABELING REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A PROBLEM WITH THESE CHILD RESTRAINTS, OWNERS WOULD BE IMPEDED IN CONTACTING NHTSA.

Corrective Action: GRACO WILL MAIL ALL REGISTERED OWNERS A NOTIFICATION LETTER ADVISING THEM OF THE ERROR. INCLUDED WITH THE LETTER WILL BE A NEW LABEL WITH THE CORRECT NHTSA HOTLINE TELEPHONE NUMBER, ANOTHER LABEL THAT SHOULD BE AFFIXED ADJACENT TO THE LABEL WITH THE MODEL NUMBER AND MANUFACTURE DATE INFORMATION ON THE BACK OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT ADVISING THAT THE UNIT HAS BEEN REMEDIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CAMPAIGN, AND INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHERE AND HOW TO AFFIX BOTH LABELS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 14, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GRACO TOLL FREE AT 800-345-4109.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 08C005000


Make: GRACO

Models: COMFORTSPORT

Production Dates: October 22, 2007 - October 22, 2007

Noncompliance: CERTAIN GRACO COMFORTSPORT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODEL 8C02MRC2, MANUFACTURED ON OCTOBER 22, 2007, WERE NOT CERTIFIED TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, 'CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.' THESE SEATS WERE PRODUCED WITH CONVOLUTED FOAM THAT WAS 1.5" THICK INSTEAD OF THE 1" THICK FOAM THAT GRACO SPECIFIED AND TESTED. SEATS WITH 1.5" FOAM HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED SO IT IS UNCLEAR AS TO WHAT IMPACT THIS WILL HAVE ON COMPLIANCE TO THE STANDARD AND ON CHILD SEAT SAFETY.

Consequence: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STANDARD IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN KILLED OR INJURED IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES.

Corrective Action: GRACO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED SEATS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT GRACO AT 1-800-345-4109.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 08C001000


Make: GRACO

Models: SNUGRIDE

Production Dates: August 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007

Defect: CERTAIN GRACO SNUGRIDE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, MODELS 8609, 8616, 8643, 8645, AND 8646, MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1, 2006, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2007. THE FIBER BACKING OF THESE SEATS ARE OF LESSER DENSITY AND MAY BE MORE PRONE TO DETERIORATION OR TEARING, ESPECIALLY AFTER WASHING. IN ADDITION, THE PARTICULAR DESIGN OF THE SEAT PAD MAY ALLOW MORE READY ACCESS TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE PADDING.

Consequence: AN INFANT PASSENGER IN THE SEAT MAY REMOVE PIECES OF THE FIBER FILL FROM THE BACK OF THE SEAT PAD, PLACE IT IN THEIR MOUTHS, THUS CREATING A POTENTIAL CHOKING HAZARD.

Corrective Action: GRACO WILL NOTIFY ALL REGISTERED OWNERS AND OFFER A REPLACEMENT KIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 20, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT GRACO TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-345-4109 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BETWEEN 8 AM & 5 PM EST OR VISIT WWW.GRACOBABY.COM.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 07C011000


Make: GRACO

Models: COMFORTSPORT

Production Dates: January 2, 2007 - July 31, 2007

Noncompliance: CERTAIN GRACO COMFORTSPORT 5 POINT HARNESS CONVERTIBLE (REAR/FORWARD FACING) CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2 THROUGH JULY 31, 2007, MODEL NOS. 8433FOF, 8629TWL, 8630MTR, 8631DFT, 8631DRA, 8632PSO, 8635TAC, 8639COS, 8C00BLG, 8C00DMN, 8C00GRP, 8C00LNW, 8C00MID, 8C00TMB, 8C01SVD, 8C01WTN, 8C02MGI, 8C02MRC, 8C03HAL, 8C03WCF, 8C04FRR. DURING PRODUCTION, THE LOWER ANCHORAGE BELT IN SOME OF THESE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WAS INCORRECTLY ROUTED. AS A RESULT, WHEN THESE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS ARE USED IN THE REAR-FACING MODE, ATTACHED WITH THE LOWER ANCHORAGE BELT, THEY FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 213, 'CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.'

Consequence: THE SEAT BACK ANGLE OF THE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CAN EXCEED 70 DEGREES IN A FRONTAL CRASH. THIS INCREASED ROTATION MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE CHILD.

Corrective Action: GRACO WILL NOTIFY REGISTERED OWNERS AND PROVIDE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXAMINING THE LOWER ANCHORAGE BELT ROUTING AND, IF NECESSARY, RECONFIGURE THE INCORRECTLY ROUTED BELT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT GRACO AT 800-345-4109.

Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA No.: 07C006000


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