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March 17, 2003

Graco Has Recalled Snugride Infant Car Seats

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.


Make : GRACO Model : SNUGRIDE Build Dates : AUG 31, 1999 - FEB 28, 2002

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02C014000

Component: CHILD SEAT:BASE (INFANT)

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 918930

Summary:
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: GRACO SNUGRIDE INFANT CAR SEATS, MODEL NOS. 7493G9, 7493RS, 7497HL, 7497SY, 7499LK, 7499N2, 841101, 841102, 841103, 841203, 8412T02, 8457D5, 8457DVB, 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, 8478SAR, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN AUGUST 31, 1999, AND FEBRUARY 28, 2002. THESE SEATS MAY BE MISSING COMPONENTS ON THE BASE OR THE CARRIER SHELL. THE COMPONENTS ARE 1 OR 2 METAL HOOKS AND THEIR RETAINER PINS ON THE BASE, OR THE MATING "U" SHAPED BARS ON THE CARRIER SHELL THAT ARE USED TO ATTACH THE CARRIER TO THE BASE. PLEASE NOTE: ALL AFFECTED MODEL NUMBERS MAY ALSO BEGIN WITH THE LETTER "A". A MODEL NUMBER LISTED, BUT BEGINNING WITH AN ADDITIONAL "A" IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE RECALLED SEATS.

Consequence:
IF THE HOOKS, PINS OR "U" BARS ARE MISSING, THE CARRIER MAY NOT BE SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE BASE. IN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH, THE CARRIER COULD DETACH FROM THE BASE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Remedy:
GRACO WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT SEAT OR BASE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 19, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT GRACO CENTURY AT 1-800-345-4109.

Important Note 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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The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.