According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem is that the child seat webbing may not adequately restrain a child in the event of a crash. Therefore, the seats do not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The affected Graco models include: 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. All were manufactured between May and August 2014 and have a webbing code tag of 2014/06. (Check the tag sewn onto the straps on the back of the seat.)
If you own one of these recalled seats, contact Graco consumer services at 1-800-345-4109 to order a free replacement kit. If you have further questions about the recall, you can call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
Although this recall includes a large number of popular car seats, there is some good news: No injuries have been reported due to the defect.
Kaitlin Ahern is Editor of Parents.com.