Motor Vehicle Safety
TP 14566 – Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
March 3, 2014
Updated on March 14, 2014
Graco Children’s Products Inc.
3 Glenlake Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328
Importer and Distributor:
Elfe Juvenile Products
Montreal, QC H4R 2P2
email@example.com or 1-800-667-8184
Ivan T. Bern @ 1-514-344-3533
Models and Model Numbers Affected:
1749108, 1749109, 1749110, 1749111, 8J00GLX, 8J00MTX, 8J00BRV, 8J00RSE, 1759875, 1773654, 1782514, 1783809, 1784468, 1803181, 1803185, 1803201, 1804171, 1809667, 1810497, 1813596, 1857000, 1857051, 1859859 and 1861577
1760905, 1760906, 1760907, 1761384, 1768132, 1812276, 1814046, 1858426, 1858427 and 1866282
Dates of Manufacture:
September 2008 to July 2013
Number of Units:
On certain Graco Nautilus and MyRide 65 model child car seats manufactured between September 2008 and July 2013, the buckle may become contaminated with foreign material, such as food or dried liquids. Over time, the buckle may become progressively more difficult to unlatch or become stuck in the latched position.
Recalled Harness Buckles
If this problem occurs, it may be difficult or impossible to unlatch the buckle, which could delay the removal of a child from the seat and increase the risk of injury in an emergency situation in which a prompt exit from the vehicle is required. There is no risk if the buckle is not contaminated and is functioning normally.
Car seats manufactured after July 2013 use a different harness buckle. The recall also does not affect Graco infant car seats and travel systems.
The model number, model name and date of manufacture can be found on a label affixed to the underside of the car seat. A picture of a sample label is provided below.
All registered owners will receive a letter containing proper care instructions and information on how to obtain a replacement buckle. A free repair kit consisting of a new and improved buckle as well as installation instructions will be available as of May 2014. While waiting for the replacement buckle to arrive, if the original buckle is difficult to unlatch, the buckle can be cleaned to restore functionality. Instructions on how to clean the buckle can be found at: www.graco.net.
New and Improved Harness Buckles
Non-registered owners, or owners who have moved, should contact the Canadian distributor, Elfe Juvenile Products, at 1-800-667-8184 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a free repair kit or if they have any questions. Consumers can also obtain information or register online for a free repair kit at: www.graco.net.