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GRACO recall expands: What you need to know

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Graco has recalled millions of infant car seat buckles. It is the largest recall of car seats in U.S. history.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pushing for the recall.

Earlier this year Graco recalled 4.2 million toddler seats for a harness buckle problem, but it resisted the agency's demands to recall the infant seats, until now.

Graco is recalling harness buckles used on approximately 1.9 million infant car seats manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013.

Over time, the buckles get dirty and that makes it difficult to remove children. In some cases, parents had to cut harnesses to get their kids out. The agency says that increases the risk of injuries in emergencies.

Graco points out, in an emergency, an adult can remove the entire infant seat rather than using the buckle.

"When you hear recall, I am sure they are concerned about safety issues with the seat and it is not necessarily the case," said Sgt. Meagan Zike, AASU Child Safety Seat Inspector. "As they put out in their statement, it doesn't affect the safety feature of the seat. It is just an inconvenience in the event of an emergency, it could be difficult. "

Graco is offering a free new harness buckles to customers.

All you need is your car seat model name and date of manufacture.

For more information about which child seats are involved in the recall and what to do Graco Harness Recall.

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