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Graco car seat considered defective product

Graco recently decided to recall over 25,000 car seats for children. This massive recall very well may impact many parents of young children in Texas. The Graco My Ride 65 seat is considered a defective product because it may not provide adequate restraint for children during a car crash.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the webbing in the Graco car seat does not meet federal car safety standards. Federal officials discovered that, if children are not correctly restrained, their risk of being injured dramatically increases in an automobile accident. The problematic car seats were manufactured from May to August of 2014.

Consumers who have these Graco car seats are encouraged to contact the company to get complementary replacement kits. While waiting for the kits, consumers can keep using the Graco My Ride 65 convertible seats. Additional information about the recall is available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A company that discovers one of its products is a defective product may naturally recall the item as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes the recall does not happen quickly enough, and a consumer ends up suffering a serious injury as a result of the defect. In this situation, the consumer has the right to file a personal injury claim against the product manufacturer, seeking damages. If liability is established before a civil court hears the case in Texas, monetary damage claims will be determined. A monetary damage award may help with covering medical costs and even the loss of wages if product-related injuries caused an injury victim to have to miss work for an extended period of time.

Source: cnn.com, "Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats", Robert Jimison, May 24, 2017

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