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Graco Baby Product Recalls Continue to Trickle In

Graco Baby Product Recalls Continue to Trickle In

In 2014, the Graco company faced consumer outrage when several of their strollers and travel systems were recalled after a design flaw resulted in infants’ fingers being amputated.

Since then, Graco has been less prevalent in the news for problems with its strollers, but other products have continued to appear on recall lists. I’ll give you a summary below, along with tips for what to do if your child or infant is harmed by a recalled product.

At Buttafuoco & Associates, our product liability attorneys in Northern New Jersey have significant experience with these cases. If you have questions about whether or not you have a valid lawsuit, we are happy to answer them during a free consultation.

2017 My Ride 65 Car Seat Recall

In 2017, Graco recalled the harness restraints on over 25,000 My Ride 65 convertible car seats manufactured between May and August of 2014. No injuries were reported by consumers using this product, but When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) evaluated the restraint system of the car seat during crash simulations, the harness’s webbing did not meet federal guidelines. In response, Graco contacted customers whose children could have been harmed by the product and offered free replacements of the harness restraints.

2018 Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchair Recall

In 2018, Graco voluntarily recalled approximately 36,000 6-in-1 convertible products that could be used in a variety of ways, from a highchair to a seat for toddlers. The issue in question was the pivoting rear legs, which created a fall hazard for children. The company received reports that five children had fallen and sustained minor injuries. Graco recommended that consumers who purchased the highchairs stop using them immediately. They also provided a free replacement kit.

2020 Graco Recalled Inclined Sleeper Accessory

In 2020, Graco and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled an inclined sleeper accessory that came with a wide variety of Graco “Playard” products. While no injuries or fatalities were reported in association with the product, similar inclined sleep products made by other manufacturers caused infant fatalities. The company advised consumers that while they could continue using the Playard, they should stop using the accessory immediately, and allowed them to receive a recall kit that would make the accessory unusable. They also offered refunds for the sleeper accessory portion of the product.

2020 Little Lounger Rocking Seat Voluntary Recall

In 2020, Graco and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the Little Lounger Rocking Seat. This inclined sleep product, though it did not cause fatalities, was similar to those produced by other manufacturers that resulted in infant deaths. Graco and the CPSC advised consumers to stop using the product immediately. If they provided proof of purchase and returned the inclined sleeper portion of the product, they were eligible to receive a voucher for a refund.

Do I Need a Product Liability Attorney?

While these are the most recent Graco recalls, it is impossible to tell when any product could unexpectedly harm your child. At Buttafuoco & Associates, our Northern New Jersey product liability attorneys believe that companies must be held responsible for careless manufacturing practices. If your child has been harmed by a Graco or other product, a product liability attorney can help you understand whether or not you have a case.

If your child has been harmed by a product, call 1-800-NOW-HURT today.

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