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It may still have the recalled buckle on it. I'm mad, because the brand new seat we bought for baby girl from Walmart came with the recalled buckle, and my son's seat also has a recalled buckle too, so I ordered 2 of the new buckles, and they only sent me one. So now I have to call and complain. I won't be buying from Graco again When they put out the recall, why would they leave the recalled items still on store shelves? Car seats aren't cheap!
Yea..i never got new buckles either.. we've had problems a couple times with colins but hes about to come out of his harness.. I haven't looked at baby girls new seat though.. its still in the box in the garage..
My son got stuck in his seat a few months before the recall and it was pretty scary actually. No matter what we did, we couldn't get it open. 5 of us tried. We finally got it loosened enough to slide him out, but it wasn't exactly easy. I called Graco at the time and they blamed me. Since the buckle would not open no matter what we did, we were stuck buying a new seat and getting rid of that one. Unfortunately Graco is pretty much the only brand I can buy locally, we ended up with another Graco seat. That has the recalled buckle too. It's hard to undo sometimes, so it scares me that it's gonna get stuck like the last one. With the convertible seats, they aren't quite sunken down in as far as an infant bucket, and since it was so hard to get him out of the convertible, I can't imagine trying to squeeze a newborn out of a stuck buckle in a bucket seat... So I'm not using the seats without a new buckle. You guys who haven't had any problems are lucky!
Thanks to Jaidynsmum for my siggy!
Stephanie (27) breastfeeding, babywearing, cosleeping mama to Killian (2)
I'd complain to Walmart and Graco that the store should at the very least have a sign letting people know whenever there is a recall on an item and that if they purchase it, they will have to replace the recalled part.
How do we know if it has the new buckle? Anyone know what it looks like vs. the old buckle? I don't have mine yet but registered for a Grace SnugRide Click Connect 35.
The old buckles had a rounded button. The new ones have a square button. I'm glad that I was waiting for the replacement buckle for my son's seats so I knew what the old buckles look like! I would've never thought to check a brand new seat otherwise!