The webbing on the seats’ harness restraints of affected My Ride 65 convertible car seats did not meet NHTSA’s requirements for breaking strength in its dynamic crash simulation, Graco said in a press release.
The agency said that the breaking strength for two samples of webbing were found to be less than the required 11,000 N strength.
“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 report said.
The recall affects 25,494 My Ride 65 convertible car seats manufactured from May thru August 2014. These products contain a webbing tag code of 2014/06, and various model numbers including:
If your Graco car seat’s model numbers do not have a webbing tag code of 2014/06, they are not included in the recall.
You can also check if your seat is affected by entering the information on Graco’s online replacement form.
“Over the past 60 years, safety has been and will continue to be our priority at Graco,” a company spokesperson said.
Graco is currently in the process of notifying affected customers and offering free replacement kits with new harness restraints.