But, what exactly is the reason for this Graco My Ride 65 Car Seat Recall?
Which My Ride 65 car seats are affected?
If your child uses Graco My Ride 65 car seats, what should you do about it?
Graco My Ride 65 – The Problem?
Graco’s decision to recall these My Ride 65 seats was prompted by recent findings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA is an organisation that is involved in the regulation and testing of car seat safety issues and their crash tests revealed a potentially very serious defect with the My Ride 65 seats.
The problem is that the My Ride 65 seat failed to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (No, 213) because the webbing on the seat’s harness system does not provide adequate restraint in the event of crash.
They found and increased risk of the webbing breaking in a serious collision and this means that any child using one of these seats would be more vulnerable to serious injury than is acceptable.
Graco My Ride 65 – Affected Seats?
There are thought to be about 25,494 affected seats, all of which were manufactured between May and August of 2014.
All seats affected by this webbing defect also have the webbing tag code of “2014/06”.
So, your seat is only covered by this Recall Notice if it was manufacture between the above dates AND it also has the webbing tag code of “2014/06”. If it doesn’t meet both of those criteria then you can simply carry on using the seat without needing to take any action.
What Should You Do?
If your child uses one of the affected Graco My Ride 65 seats, what should you do about it?
Firstly, You can find a list of the affected serial numbers and discover where to find the webbing tag code by visiting the Graco website.
Secondly, if your child’s seat is affected, you should contact Graco to obtain your free replacement harness together with installation instructions.
The dedicated Graco Recall website provides more information about the affected seats and help in resolving the problem.
Graco says that you can still using the affected seats whilst you are waiting for the replacement harness.
The best methods by which to contact Graco in order to remedy this problem are:
- Call Graco on 1-800-345-4109
- Visit Graco’s dedicated recall website here
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