Graco car seat recall
Graco is voluntarily recalling 3.8 million car seats that have a problem with the harness and buckle.
Apparently they get stuck, making it impossible for a child to get out of the seat.
The recall involved 11 models made from 2009 through 2013.
Replacement are being offered free of charge.
Federal safety regulators say the company is not going far enough and that the recall should also include more than 1 million rear facing car seats designed for infants with the same buckle.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn't ruled out the possibility of a public hearing on the issue.
Here is the information released by Graco:
Cleaning Tips for Harness Buckles:
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.