Every now and then, products that are designed for children only are recalled. Some of these recall cases occur when companies learn about an issue on their own, before people are injured. But sometimes, these recalls are launched after someone is injured or property is damaged.
We often celebrate companies that are able to act promptly when they learn about a defect so that consumers are protected. Still, there are many others that aren’t quick to act, putting the lives of consumers in danger.
The latest company to have recalled a product over an injury concern has done so properly, noticing the issue and then promptly launching the recall.
Graco has recalled over 25,000 car seats that may not restrain a child correctly in the event of a crash. Impacted units include the Graco My Ride 65 car seats sold between May and August of 2014. Impacted model numbers include 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334.
The issue associated with this recall has to do with the devices’ harness webbing. If the child is not properly restrained, the harness may break in the event of a crash and the child will end up being ejected.
Consumers with the recalled items are being urged to continue using the car seat but paying attention to the instructions on how to properly restrain your child. The company should be sending a free replacement kit in the mail in the near future. Until then, you may reach out to Graco to obtain more information on this recall.
Parents should never ignore recall campaigns associated with products designed for their children. After all, these items may expose their little ones to risks. So stay alert and focused, and make sure you’re responding to recalls whenever they impact a product you own and use regularly.
For more information on this recall campaign and how to contact t he manufacturer, click here.