Major Graco Car Seat Recall

car seat recallLast night, we sent an email out to all weeSpring users who have rated a Graco car seat, because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall of 3.8 million child seats — and they’re currently disputing whether there should be a mandatory recall of Graco’s infant seats as well.

It’s a bigger deal than the usual recall announcement, because it’s the largest in five years. So while we don’t usually email en masse about recalls, we decided this was worth sharing with the broader weeSpring community, because there’s a pretty good chance that our users —  or someone they know — is using a Graco car seat.

Going forward, we’ll continue to email alerts out whenever a product you’ve rated has been recalled*… so take 15 minutes today or tomorrow to update your weeSpring profile with the products you’re using. (So far in 2014, we’ve let more than 500 users know about recalls of products they have.)

Just another good reason to be on weeSpring.

Graco has a thorough web page up now detailing all of the specifics of the recall.  If you want more information about this recall, you can call Graco at 1-800-345-4109 or the NHTSC at 1-888-327-4236.

*Important note: it’s our goal to make sure that all of our users know about relevant recalls, but we can’t take legal responsibility for communicating recall notifications. You can find the complete list of products recalled by the Consumer Products Safety Commission here and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration here.

Ally Downey

Ally Downey is the founder and CEO of weeSpring. She's also the author of Here's the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood. You can follow her on Twitter at @allysondowney.

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2 Responses

  1. Melissa says:

    I just called the Graco # and if you have a SQUARE buckle button, your model is new enough to not need anything further. If it’s ROUND, they will send you a new buckle kit.

  1. March 21, 2014

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