Car seat recall: what parents should know

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) It’s a story that’s affecting millions of families: defective buckles on the harness straps of a very popular brand of car seat. In some cases, parents have had to cut the straps of the car seat in order to get the child out.

Graco is recalling 3.7 million toddler convertible seats. The affected seats were made from 2009 until July 2013 and sold at a range of prices between $99 and $399.99.

The models affected are:

  • Cozy Cline
  • Comfort Sport
  • Classic Ride 50
  • My Ride 65
  • My Ride 70
  • My Ride 65 with Safety Surround
  • Size4Me 70
  • My Size 70
  • Head Wise 70
  • Smart Seat
  • Nautilus 3-in-1 booster seat
  • Nautilus Elite and Argos

Graco is offering a new and improved replacement harness buckle to affected consumers at no cost. If you are having trouble with your harness buckle, contact Graco customer service at (800) 345-4109 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. or email

We wanted to know more about what parents should know to make sure their kids are safe. Jennifer Hoekstra from Safe Kids Greater Grand Rapids shares some safety tips.

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