Last month, Graco recalled close to 3.8 million carseats due to an issue with sticky buckles. However, they did not issue a recall for 1.8 million infant carseats, including all the various SnugRide models, which have used the same buckle in the past. Many parents have questioned the decision not to recall the infant seats, and now NHTSA has ordered Graco to explain their reasoning. Graco will have until March 20 to respond to the agency’s request.
In the meantime, if you do need a replacement buckle for a Graco infant seat, you can request one by calling Graco 800-345-4109 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.). For more info on the buckle recall please see: https://www.pages02.net/newellrubbermaid/harness-buckles . For Canada, please see the Transport Canada Recall Information and Graco Baby Canada.