At the end of May, popular car seat manufacturer, Graco, announced they were recalling more than 25,000 car seats based on evidence that they may not properly restrain children in the event of an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Graco My Ride 65 car seat failed to meet safety standards set in place by policy makers. The report indicates that children who are not restrained appropriately may be at risk of sustaining serious injuries in a crash. The recall involves Graco My Ride 65 seats that were produced between May and August of 2014 and include the following model numbers:
If you own a Graco car seat of the above listed model numbers, please contact Rad Law Firm today. Product liability cases can be extremely complicated and require the knowledge and expertise of a defective product attorney like ours. We also encourage you to contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safecar.gov if you are an owner of a defective car seat. Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance to us and we are here to help you understand your rights and how to proceed from here.
Graco Recall Statement
Graco issued the following statement in regards to their My Ride 65 car seat recall:
Over the past 60 years, safety has been and will continue to be our priority at Graco. As part of Graco’s continuous process of reviewing the quality of its products, Graco is recalling the harness restraints on certain My Ride 65 convertible car seats that were manufactured during the summer of 2014 and sold in the U.S. and Canada.
In accordance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) evaluates the restraint system compliance including the individual components of the car seat and the complete car seat in a dynamic crash simulation. During a test of the individual harness restraint component, the webbing on certain My Ride 65 convertible car seats did not meet federal requirements for breaking strength. Out of an abundance of caution, Graco is notifying consumers who may be impacted and is providing, free of charge, replacement kits with new harness restraints and installation instructions. While waiting for a replacement kit, consumers may continue to use My Ride 65 convertible car seats.
Click the link below to verify if your car seat is included in this recall and order free replacement kits by entering the model number, date of manufacture and webbing tag code.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your understanding.
Understanding Product Liability Cases
When a large recall like Graco’s is issued, it leads to many questions from those impacted. Product liability cases are unfortunately common and relatively complicated. Depending on the nature of your case and what – if any – injuries occurred as a result, it may be in your best interest to hire a Dallas product defect attorney. Our experienced product liability lawyers are here to answer any questions you may have about the Graco car seat recall or any other similar case. Please do not hesitate to contact our Dallas law office today to schedule a free consultation.