According to a report in the New York Times, manufacturer Graco Children’s Products (Graco) has agreed to pay the government $3 million in fines for delays in reporting complaints of seatbelt difficulties with its child car seats. Additionally, Graco must spend $7 million in five years unless it spends that amount on methods to improve child safety, including better procedures to identify problems and better programs to notify car seat owners of any safety problems that may arise.
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The fine stems from an investigation conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2014, Graco recalled 6.1 million car seats following reports that the buckles could become stuck and risk a child’s life in an emergency. The Graco car seat recall was one of the largest of its kind in U.S. history.
U.S. law requires a manufacturer to report a safety issue and inform the NHTSA of a plan for recall within five days of the problem’s discovery. In 2005, the company was fined $4 million after it allegedly failed to inform the Consumer Product Safety Commission about product issues.
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