Report Receipt Date: JUN 30, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14C004000 Component(s): CHILD SEAT Potential Number of Units Affected:
Child Restraints Brand NameModelProduction
CLASSIC CONNECT -
CLICK CONNECT 40 -
Graco Children's Products (Graco) is recalling certain rear-facing child
restraints manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013, models SnugRide,
SnugRide Classic Connect (including Classic Connect 30 and 35), SnugRide
30, SnugRide 35, SnugRide Click Connect 40, and Aprica A30. The defect
involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the
buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by
depressing the buckle's release button.
It may be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the
risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash, fire, or other emergency,
in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.
Graco will replace the buckle with a new design, free of charge. The
manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may
contact Graco at 1-877-766-7470 or online at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or at email@example.com.
Note: In addition, Graco will conduct a consumer satisfaction campaign to
cover infant child restraints manufactured with AmSafe QT3 and Signature
buckles. Under this consumer satisfaction campaign, the company will
provide a replacement buckle at no cost to any consumer upon their request
for the useful life of the child restraint. To see if your model may be
covered, or for additional information, call Graco at 1-877-766-7470, visit
www.gracobucklerecall.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to