Graco Baby Products is one of the most popular manufacturers of baby and child car seats, cribs and more. This week, they issued a recall on the My Ride 65 model car seat, due its failure to meet specific safety federal standards. Over the years, Graco has been quick to recall products that either fail safety standards or found to have safety issues.
“In the event of a crash, the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child. As such, these car seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, ‘Child Restraint Systems,’” the NHTSA wrote on its website.
The recall affects 25,494 My Ride seats — manufactured in the summer of 2014 and sold in the United States and Canada — with model numbers 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334…
During tests, the strap on the restraint failed to meet the standard set for breaking strength. Graco is making replacement kits available, free of charge, for anyone with the affected car seat. If you or anyone you know owns a Graco car seat, check out to see if it is one that is being recalled. It may be just the thing that saves a child’s life.