Car Seats

2003 SnugRide® Recall

Potential Problem:

Graco has determined that a small number of SnugRide infant car seats may have missing hardware used to attach the carrier to the base. If the hardware is missing, the carrier may not be securely attached to the base. In the event of a sudden stop or accident, the carrier may detach from the base, possibly resulting in serious injury or death.

Injuries Reported: 0

Number of Units Affected: 650,000

Dates Produced: 03/1/2002-03/6/2003


Models Affected: 840203, 841203, 8402L02, 8402L03, 8412T02, 8442BLW, 8442BRN, 8442CYP, 8442GMP, 8442LBLW, 8442LCYP, 8442LMAD, 8442LMELCA, 8442MAD, 8443IND, 8444HAB, 8444LHAB, 8444LHABCA, 8444LHIG, 8444LKER, 8444LKERCA, 8444LNGS, 8444LPLT, 8444MEL, 8446LFKB, 8446LVIN, 8446VIN, 8447HAV, 8447JAM, 8447LHAV, 8447LJAM, 8447LLAG, 8447LNGS, 8447LNGSCA, 8447NGS, 8448LDIA, 8448LDIACA, 8448LSAR, 8457DVB, 8458FKB, 8459VL, 8463AMB, 8463GMP, 8463GMPCA, 8463JJJCA, 8463JUN, 8463MAN, 8463YL, 8464EML, 8464MAC, 8464MACCA, 8464MEL, 8464MIC, 8464MLL, 8470BUG, 8471UVB, 8478SAR, 8601FOF, C844342, C8443MA, 8442YL


Consumers with Graco SnugRide infant car seats manufactured in the USA between March 1, 2002 and March 6, 2003 should contact Graco at 1-800-345-4109, or click here to download the SnugRide inspection instructions. The infant carrier may be used in the car without the base. For proper instructions on installing the carrier in the car without the base, please consult the instruction manual for the unit, which was included in the original packaging, or click here for installation instructions.