Graco to pay hefty fine for delayed safety recall
Graco Children’s Products has been fined $3 million and ordered to spend another $7 million for child safety development programs over its failure to immediately recall about four million defective child car seats, The New York Times reported on March 20.
According to the report, as early as 2009, Graco learned that the buckle in some child car seats may be defective and prove difficult to quickly unlatch in an emergency situation. However, the company insisted that the products were safe and that no safety recall was needed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered the company to recall the affected products in January 2014, but the company did not adhere until a month later.
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