Graco recalls car-seat buckles, because they might fail

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July 2, 2014—Graco Children’s Products recalled certain rear-facing children’s car seats that were manufactured from July 2010 through May 2013 because they have a defective harness buckle.

In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck when it’s latched, so it can’t be opened by depressing the buckle’s release button. It might be difficult to remove the child from the restraint, which would increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash, fire or other emergency in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required.

The affected Graco car seat models are Aprica A30, SnugRide, SnugRide 30, SnugRide 35, SnugRide Classic Connect (includes Classic Connect 30 and 35) and SnugRide Click Connect 40.

Graco will replace the buckle with a new design free.

For more information, consumers should call Graco at 877/766-7470, go to or email or