As I am sure you have probably heard on the news, from family and friends or even seen posted on Facebook or other social media sites that Graco has issued a recall for 3.7 million car seats manufactured and sold between 2009 and July of 2013. This recall is due to the buckles sticking and potentially causing a risk of your child being trapped in the seat.
The models affected and under this recall are as follows: Toddler Convertible Car Seats: Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride 70, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, Size4Me 70, My Size 70, Head Wise 70, Smart Seat. Harnessed Booster Seats: Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Elite and Argos.
Read more of Graco's recall here for additional information. Through that link or this one you can also order your FREE replacement harness buckle.
We have the Graco MyRide65 for Cade and I will be trying some of the cleaning solutions below while awaiting my replacements to arrive. These cleaning tips are safe to do as I learned about them directly from Graco.
Tips for properly cleaning your buckle from Graco.
- To clean your buckle, turn the restraint over and push the retainer through the harness strap slot. Place the buckle in a cup of warm water and gently agitate the buckle, pressing the red button several times while it is in the water.
- Do not submerge the harness webbing and do not use soaps or lubricants, only rinse the harness buckle with warm water.
- Shake out the excess water and allow the harness buckle to air dry.
- Reattach the harness buckle into the same slot and re-check harness for correct installation according to the car seat manual before use.
Do you have a Graco car seat? Was it part of the recall?
If so, will you be trying any of these tips or will you just wait until your replacement arrives?
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