Government warns parents about recalled car seats

Many parents thoroughly research the products they use for their children. From cribs to carriers, there are various ways people in Nashville can review the safety of items they care considering for purchase. If there is a manufacturing or design defect to the product, it can literally mean a life or death situation. Such an issue has sparked one manufacturer to recall millions of car seats.

Over a four-year period, 3.7 million Graco toddler car seats that were convertible were produced with a harness buckle that could malfunction. The red release button that controls the harness could be difficult to unlatch and could even become stuck, which could be extremely dangerous in the event of an emergency. Graco noted that when food or liquid enter the buckles, they become increasingly difficult to release.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration noted that the manufacturer has voluntarily issued a product recall on 11 of 18 models, and the agency plans to review the seven remaining models during its investigation. The company is providing a replacement buckle to parents who have the recalled versions.

While Graco says that the car seat still serves its function to restrain a child, NHTSA encourages parents to find a new car seat or fix their current one. Should an emergency happen and a parent is unable to remove a child from the seat due to the faulty buckle, the company may be held responsible. Victims can bring a negligent manufacturer to justice with the help of an attorney who can file a product liability claim.

Source: Fox13, “3.7 million Graco car seats recalled due to buckle issue,” Greg Botelho and Mike Ahlers, Feb. 11, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Bart Durham Injury Law

You Deserve To Be Paid For What You've Gone Through

Our attorneys have more than 75 years of experience helping people like you.

Results For Our Clients

  • $3 Million Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1 Million Judgment - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1,450,000 Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Truck
More Client Results

Testimonials

  • "All of the staff members at Bart Durham Injury Law are very friendly and great to work with. They have open lines of communication with their clients, and respond in a timely manner. I trust them with my legal matters, and would advise anyone else in need of a lawyer to contact them first." - Julia Batson
  • "Bart Durham has a great team of people who are quick to respond and quick to help. The first time I met with them, they were kind and welcoming, and really listened to what I had to say. After my accident, I wasn't sure what to do, or how to get started. They took me through the process step by step, and got me the help I needed to continue on with my life. This is a friendly team with a dedication to helping people, and I'm so thankful for them!!" - Kara Davidson
More Testimonials