March 17, 2003
Graco Has Recalled Snugride Infant Car Seats
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : GRACO Model : SNUGRIDE Build Dates : MAR 01, 2002 - MAR 06, 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03C003000
Component: CHILD SEAT:BASE (INFANT)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 630000
SNUGRIDE INFANT CAR SEATS, MODEL NUMBERS 8402, 8412, 8442, 8442L, 8443,
8443L, 8444, 8444L, 8446, 8446L, 8447, 8447L, 8448, 8448L, 8457, 8458, 8459,
8601, 8463, 8464, 8470, 8471, 8478 AND C844342, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH
1, 2002, AND MARCH 6, 2003. SOME OF THE SEATSMAY HAVE MISSING HARDWARE THAT
IS 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 VEHICLE CRASH, THE CARRIER MAY DETACH FROM
THE BASE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
GRACO WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS, PROVIDE INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS, AND
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO RETURN YOUR CAR SEAT TO GRACO IF THE BASE IS MISSING
THE HOOKS OR PINS. GRACO WILL REPLACE THE BASE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER
NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2003. OWNERS WHO DO NOT
RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GRACO AT
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