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Graco Recalling 3.7 Million Car Seats

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(CNN)-- Child car seat manufacturer Graco is voluntary recalling 3.7 million of their seats manufactured from 2009 to July 2013. The recall surrounds a buckling issue involving 11 of 18 models the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested to be recalled. 


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At issue: the red release button in the center of the harness, which the NHTSA said can become difficult to unlatch, or can become stuck. That can make it difficult or impossible to remove the child quickly in an emergency.


Graco explained that it found "that food and dried liquids can make some harness buckles progressively more difficult to open over time or become stuck in the latched position."The children's products company added that it was offering a "new and improved replacement harness buckle to affected customers at no cost." People can obtain one by calling 800-345-4109 or emailing consumerservices@gracobaby.com.


The NHTSA advises an alternative seat be used until current models are fixed. 


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