Pretty short piece here, the 2014 Graco recall has been expanded to include 1.9 million more buckles and car seats. That brings the total to 5.6 million seats if I’m doing the math right.
Your baby’s not going to explode due to using the current Graco seating, but you should go ahead and get the replacement buckles as the old style can jam which could be extremely problematic in the event of an emergency or just trying to get a hot screaming infant out.
The issue is small particulates, juice, crud can completely jam the locking mechanism. The fix is Graco sends you a new locking mechanism and you spend about 15 minutes getting to know your car seat inside and out.
You can read some of the history of this recall here, the TL;DR version is there was a smaller recall before this one while they disputed that the current recall was necessary.
The chart below is what’s listed on the Graco recall site, whether complete or not I don’t know, sadly a head cold and exhaustion hit so I’m cutting and pasting without reading if that deals with the other recall.
|Model Name||Dates Produced|
SnugRide Classic Connect
|March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2013|
SnugRide Classic Connect 30
|July 1, 2010 through January 31, 2013|
SnugRide Classic Connect 35
|May 1, 2011 through January 31, 2013|
|SnugRide Click Connect 40||June 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012|
|Aprica A30||July 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012|
If your buckles look like the ones above (they also may be grey,) you’re NOT affected by the new recall. Go to the link below for better information than a really tired dad can provide tonight. Also don’t freak out, this is a recall yes but not something that’s going to cause baby to explode if you don’t read the recall ’till tomorrow.
Unless it does.
In the meantime, check to make sure your buckles are not filled with crud while waiting for your Graco recall replacement buckles.