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Graco Announces Car Seat Recall

ELVERSON, Pa., March 19 -- In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Graco Children's Products announces a recall of 918,930 SnugRide infant car seats equipped with a base manufactured in the USA between August 31, 1999 and February 28, 2002.

The models are: 7493G9, 7493RS, 7497HL, 7497SY, 7499LK, 7499N2, 841101, 841102, 841103, 841203, 8412T02, 8457D5, 8457DBV, 8457F3, 8457GP, 8457IND, 8457MA, 8457MV, 8457RG, 8457TMJ, 8457TMP, 8457YL, 8458A5, 8458AE, 8458B7, 8458D8, 8458FKB, 8458HE, 8458HH, 8458KY, 8458N5,8459VL,8460LV, 8462HAV, 8462JAM, 8471UVB, 8472BLW, 8472BRN, 8472CYP, 8472GMP, 8472MAD, 8472YL, 8474HAB, 8474MEL, 8476VIN, 8477HAV, 8477JAM, 8477NGS and 8478SAR.

A number of SnugRide Infant Car Seats may have missing components on the base or seat. The components are metal hooks and ``U'' bars that are used to attach the carrier to the base. If the hardware is missing, the carrier may not be securely attached to the base. In the event of a sudden stop or crash, the carrier may detach from the base, possibly resulting in serious injury or death.

Consumers with Graco infant car seats manufactured in the USA between August 31, 1999 and February 28, 2002 should visit the Graco website at www.gracobaby.com to determine if their unit is affected or contact Graco at 1 800 664 5246.

Please continue to use your car seat, without the base.

Consumers should have the model name, model number and date of manufacture of the car seat when making the call to the company. The information is located on the label adhered to the car seat or base.

Consumers with questions about this recall campaign should call NHTSA's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or visit NHTSA's web site: www.nhtsa.dot.gov.