3.7 million car seats recalled: Is your child’s safe?

Baby in car seat
For more tips on car seat safety, head to www.seatcheck.org.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced this morning that Graco is recalling 11 out of its 18 car seat models, according to CNN. In one of the biggest recalls ever, roughly 3.7 million products are affected after new tests found that the seat belts may be unsafe.

If you purchased a Graco car seat between 2009 and July 2013, your best bet it to replace it, especially if you tend to feed your toddler while in the car. Graco engineers found that food or liquid can make the buckle hard to unlatch. The company is offering to replace the buckle for free to anyone who has purchased one of its car seats during the timeframe mentioned above by calling 800-345-4109.

When purchasing a car seat, check for a JMPA stamp on the box, which verified that the product has been safe-tested and approved. To make sure you are securing it correctly in your vehicle, check out www.seatcheck.org to watch a helpful video.

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