Graco Recalls Infant Car Seats Because of Choking Hazard

Graco Recalls Infant Car Seats Because of Choking Hazard

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EXTON, Pa. (AP) — Graco Children's Products Inc. on Tuesday announced a voluntary recall of its stand-alone SnugRide infant car seats, noting that the seat pad backing may pull away from the seams, exposing the pad filling and posing a potential choking hazard.

The recall affects some of the 304,675 SungRide seats manufactured Aug. 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Graco noted that the car seat is still effective as a child safety restraint.

Model numbers include: 8609FOF2, 8609FOF3, 8616FOF2, 8616FOF3, 8643DDH2, 8643DDH3, 8643CDR2, 8643DH03, 8643SUP2, 8643SUP3, 8643JOS2, 8643JOS3, 8643MDW3, 8643PWC3, 8643SFJ3, 8645FMT2, 8645FMT3, 8645GLM3, 8645GLN3, 8645HEM2, 8645HEM3, 8645MYC2, 8646SML3, 8645MYC3, 8645MRG3, 8645PKR2, 8645SNY2, 8646SND2, 8645THR2, 8645THR3, 8646FIE2, 8646FIE3, 8646GRT3 and 8646RRY3.

The model number and date of manufacture can be found on the label on the back of the car seats. These seats were sold in the U.S. at mass merchandisers, specialty retailers and department stores from August 2006 through Nov. 11, 2007.

Graco said the recall doesn't include any SnugRide models made before August 2006, as these products have a different design, and doesn't affect SnugRide models sold as a travel system.

To receive a replacement kit, which includes a replacement seat pad; consumers should call 1-800-345-4109 Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm EST or visit to determine whether their car seat may be affected and to obtain instructions on how to receive a replacement cover.

Consumers should not return the child restraint system to the retailer.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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