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Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.
The recall comes after a five-month spat between Graco and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Earlier this year, the company recalled 4.2 million toddler seats because the harness buckles can get stuck. But it resisted the agency's demand to recall the infant seats. Buckles can get gummed up by food and drinks, and that could make it hard to remove children. Some parents had to cut harnesses to get kids out. The agency says that increases the risk of injury in emergencies.
Graco said infant seats are used differently, and in an emergency, an adult can remove the whole seat rather than using the buckle. In a June 27 letter to NHTSA, Graco said that further investigation showed a "higher than typical ... difficulty" in unlatching infant seat buckles.
The company says there have been no injuries reported.
Several models are covered by the latest recall. They were made July 2010 to May 2013. Graco will replace the buckles for free and send free replacement buckles to any customer.
Details: www.GracoBuckle Recall.com or 877-766-7470.