When you want to keep your children safe while traveling, you rely on their car seat to restrain and protect them if an accident should occur. However, sometimes the baby products we trust aren’t always safe. This is why it’s important to pay attention to recalls.
Graco announced they are recalling more than 25,000 car seats that might not adequately restrain children during a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in a statement released Wednesday, May 24 that Graco’s My Ride 65 car seats do not meet Federal Motor Safety Standards. In the event of a crash, the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child.
“In the event of a serious motor vehicle crash, the harness webbing restraining the child may break resulting in a child not being properly restrained,” the NHTSA said.
This recall affects My Ride 65 seats that were manufactured during the summer of 2014 and sold in the U.S. If you own a My Ride 65 seat, check your model number to see if your car seat is part of the recall. Graco said it will notify owners and provide consumers with replacement harness restraints and installation instructions, free of charge.
To make sure your child is safe in their car seat, make sure to buy the right car seat for your child’s size, follow instructions to ensure it is installed correctly, and register your car seat for any recall alerts at SaferCar.gov.