March 21, 2002
Graco Has Recalled 918,930 SnugRide? Infant Car
- In cooperation with the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Graco Children?s Products
has recalled 918,930 SnugRide? infant car seats equipped with a base
manufactured in the USA between August 31, 1999 and February 28, 2002.
If you purchased a base through Graco Customer Service, your model number
may not appear on the following list. You must review the instructions (see
below) to make sure your unit is not affected.
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 download the instruction sheet 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.
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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