Incorrect, Missing Labels Prompt Child Seat Recall from Graco
Graco has announced two new carseat recalls for incorrect instruction labels.
First, the manufacturer is recalling about 32,000 ComfortSport (model numbers 1813040 and 1794333), Ready Ride (model numbers 1924520 and 1924519), and Classic Ride (model number 1812930) carseats. The affected convertible carseats are missing a statement on the affixed label that informs of location of the instruction manual.
If the label does not inform the seat owner of the instruction manual's location, the owner may not be able to refer to it and may use the seat improperly, increasing the risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.
Graco will notify the registered owners and will mail them corrected labels to affix to the carseats. The recall is expected to begin February 22, 2016.
Next, the manufacturer is recalling about 15,000 Extend2Fit convertible carseats. The affected seats may have the recline label affixed in the wrong location, resulting in confusion about how to use the seat properly.
If the incorrect instructions are followed, a rear-facing infant could be placed in an upright position or a forward-facing toddler could be placed in a reclined position. Either scenario may increase the risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.
Graco will notify owners and provide a new corrected label with application instructions, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 26, 2016.
Both of these issues put these seats in violation of the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 "Child Restraint Systems."
Owners with questions about either of these recalls can contact Graco at (800) 345-4109.