Graco Recalls SnugRide Infant Car Seats

Graco SnugRide Infant Car Seat, recalled over possible choking hazard
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Graco Children's Products Inc. on Tuesday said it's recalling more than 300,000 infant car seats because they pose a possible choking hazard.

The Exton-based company said the recall affects standalone SnugRide seats manufactured between Aug. 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. They were sold at mass merchandisers, specialty retail stores and department stores from August 2006 until last week.

Graco said the backing of the seat pad may pull away from the seams, exposing the pad filling that could pose a potential choking hazard. The recall does not affect SnugRide models sold as a travel system or those made before August 2006, because the design is different.

Graco said the child seats are still effective as a child-safety restraint.

The company said customers should not return the seat to the retailer. Consumers can get a replacement seat pad by calling (800) 345-4109 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Mondays to Fridays.

More information about the recall is available at the company's Web site, www.gracobaby.com.

The model numbers affected are:

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 the manufacture date can be found on the back of the car seats.