Graco Nautilus and MyRide 65 Car Seats – Buckle Replacement

Motor Vehicle Safety
Information: 1-800-333-0371

TP 14566 – Public Notice
Child Restraint Systems
2014-P01 E
March 3, 2014
Updated on March 14, 2014

Manufacturer:

Graco Children’s Products Inc.
3 Glenlake Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328
U.S.A.
www.gracobaby.com

Importer and Distributor:

Elfe Juvenile Products
4500 Thimens
Montreal, QC H4R 2P2
www.graco.net

Consumer Contact:

service@graco.net or 1-800-667-8184

Media Contact:

Ivan T. Bern @ 1-514-344-3533

Models and Model Numbers Affected:

Nautilus:

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

MyRide 65:

1760905, 1760906, 1760907, 1761384, 1768132, 1812276, 1814046, 1858426, 1858427 and 1866282

Dates of Manufacture:

September 2008 to July 2013

Number of Units:

140,265

Geographic Distribution:

Across Canada

Issue:

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


Safety Risk:

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.

Consumer Recourse:

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 service@graco.net 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.