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September 5, 2001

Graco Recalls Convertable Child Seats

(SafetyAlerts) - Graco Children's Products is voluntarily recalling about 6,509 convertible child seats. The harness may not adequately protect the seat occupant in the event of a vehicle crash.

Dates of Manufacture:
April - May 2001

Models: Century Accel
Century Bravo
Century Smartmove
Century Encore

On certain convertible child seats equipped with a central adjuster device, an A-Lok assembly malfunctions. The following models are included: Encore (44612 GTn and 4662 WSC 01); Bravo (44622 LTG, 44630 LTH, 44631 PFN, and 44662 WSC); Accel (45100 CHT, 45100 MTE, 45100 STH, 45200 LFT, 45200 MXM, 45600 JTI, 45600 MTE, 45600 MTO, 45600 MXM, 45600 SAF, 45700 GSD, and 45700 LFT); and Smartmove (44709 MTE and 44709 SVR). The adjuster device allows consumers to tighten the child seat harness straps on the child. In the event of a vehicle crash, the A-loks on these seats may allow the webbing to slip 4 to 6 inches, which would not adequately protect the seat occupant, possibly resulting in injury or death.

Century will notify its customers and provide a replacement seat free of charge. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during July 2001. Owners who do not receive the free replacement seat within a reasonable time should contact Graco Century at 1-800-575-6097

[NHTSA Recall No. 01E025].

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