Child seat manufacturer Graco is being forced to explain its decision to not issue a recall on 1.8 million infant seats with a deficiency in their safety latches.
Graco claims the reason the latches are difficult to unbuckle is because children may spill food or drinks on them, which can interfere with safely removing an infant from the seat in time in the event of an emergency.
Less than one month ago, Graco recalled 3.7 million child seats with the same defect, but refused to issue an official recall on the Snugride; Snugride 30; Snugride32; Infant Safe Seat- Step 1; Snugride 35; Teutonia 35; and Snugride Click Connect 40 infant seats. The company stated that it would issue replacement harness latches to consumers, experiencing any difficulty, with the products, but emphasized that a recall was not in place.
Now, Graco has until Mar. 20 to explain to the federal government why it did not order an official recall on these products, which have the same problem as the 3.7 million child seats the company did recall in February.
Graco claims they will comply with the feds order by Friday, Mar. 14.
The car accident lawyers at Gordon & Partners are investigating injuries associated with the faulty Graco infant seats and are now accepting inquiries or claims of harm caused by the product.