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I HATE Graco products because you cannot clean them. I should be able to easily detach the fabric to wash it simply because babies do not always stay clean. I would never purchase their products again. Then on top of that, customer service leaves you on hold for a million years for them not to know what to say or how to help.
I made an on-line purchase from GRACO on June 21. My order went from shipping via FedEx to UPS to USPS. It is now July 7 and the order has not been delivered. They are using Covid-19 as an excuse for this unreasonable shipping time. Graco asked for my review even though I have not received the purchase. They would not publish it as it did not meet the website guidelines. AKA they would not publish a poor review of their shipping. I have no idea if the product itself is good or not. I have requested a full refund but have received no response.
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I was gifted the Graco Pack 'n Play Cc Elite Soothe Myles_9q211myl November 2019. I have only used it a handful of times and while the pack n play is great the cradle piece did not even last a few months. One side of the plastic/metal handle that locks in the shaded part snapped right off and MY SON COULD HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY HURT if I did not react as fast as I did. One day I went to use it for the 2nd time that day, placed my son inside and was about to lift it up with one hand, but something told me to use 2 hands. Good thing I did, because when I lifted the cradle up to carry to the next room, the side handle that locks in the shaded umbrella broke off completely. This plastic/metal handle snapped right off and MY SON COULD HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY HURT if I did not react as fast as I did.
When I called customer service on 5/27 to report this they said they would send me a brand new pack n play free of charge and I would just mail back the broken cradle. Called today on June 18th to ask about my order, found out it had been CANCELLED AND NO ONE CALLED ME TO INFORM THAT MY ORDER WAS CANCELLED. So if I did not call myself I would have been waiting for a new pack n play that NEVER would have arrived???? Why was I never called about the cancellation of my order? As a new customer, you just lost me as a customer and I will be telling friends and family to not order Graco pack n play for their children.
I recently spent quite a bit of time researching car seats to move my 11 month old into. She currently has the Graco snug ride and I LOVE it. I have always been one to only purchase Graco items. I am done. I ordered the Graco Sequence 65 off of the gracobaby website because everywhere else was out of stock on the color I wanted. It showed it processed through and I received a confirmation email. I had been waiting over a week for my car seat and nothing. I finally called Graco and was told it was either “stuck in a portal” or had been knocked out on suspicions of fraud since the billing address was different than mailing. I was told I’d know something by the end of that day. Specially, that if it was stuck in a portal they would send it on through and send me a tracking number...but if it had been kicked out due to suspicions of fraud I would have one sent to me free of charge.
Well lo and behold I wasn’t told anything that day as I was promised. So the next day I call back. The lady I talk to then tells me she can place another order for me because it had in fact been kicked out - yet I received no notification of this...just was waiting on my child’s car seat that I desperately need. I told her I wanted someone to review the phone call because I was told I’d be sent one free of charge.
A supervisor reviewed the call and said they “can see where you would have thought that but actually we meant if it got lost in shipping we would send one free of charge”. Which is NOT what the customer service representative told me. So instead I got a rebate. Something I have to fill out and send in after I make a new purchase. Which means taking MORE time out of my day because of their mess up! I am highly frustrated and will not be buying a Graco product again. I would have thought ordering from the company itself would have been much better, but boy was I wrong!
I purchased a Graco Snuglock Snugride 35Lx safety surround in Jack. Well my 6 month old baby needed a helmet and this car seat does not have removable head protection. My son only weights 15lbs. So we easily could have used the infant carrier for a long time. Well I contacted Graco asking them why they would make a product not fit for every baby, I would have purchased the car seat if I had known better beforehand that the pads did not come out. The car seat cost $200.
Well they emailed me back TWO weeks later. Saying I should look into a car seat for babies with special needs. My son isn’t special needs. He just needs a medical device to help his head shape. I was highly offended at that remark. Then I was offered $40 off $100 or $60 off anything over $100. But I had to mail in the tags from the old seat (which I sold because it took two weeks for anyone from graco to answer and I can’t drive him around without a car seat) a receipt, the upc etc. Ok it took you two weeks and I’m going to hold onto all of that? Basically they said I was SOL. I’m done doing business with Graco.
Impossible website experience and phone customer service. I ordered a Graco FastAction Jogger LX Travel System for my niece. All went well on the website until payment. I live in Florida and she is in California. The website repeatedly told me that there was a problem with my card. I checked with the credit card company and we could see the item being entered and then cancelled. It was not a problem with the credit card. I then called Customer Service as directed and after ONE HOUR wait on hold, I was advised that this website could not ship an item to one address and bill the payment to another. I then emailed customer service to complain about this situation. In the interim I ordered the item from another seller and was able to ship to one address and bill to my address.
Customer service representative Candi responded to my complaint and she explained that she could provide the requested service internally but not through their website. Since I had already ordered the item she offered me a rebate of $40 if the next item was $100 or less and $60 if over that amount. My niece had another Graco item the LiteRider LX on her registry so I ordered that - please note I had to have Candi process the order because I could not do it on the website because it cannot ship to one address and bill to another.
She processed it for me and sent me the information for the rebate and also provided me with a case number so that they could verify the notes and also make clear that I did not need all the information normally required for a rebate such as the UPC label which I would not have had. The rebate was processed within a reasonable time and I received the check. All of this could be avoided if their website functioned like most other companies. Graco is owned by Newell Brands as best I can determine. I am hoping the items function as intended once the baby gets to use them.
After receiving no answer to my calls and then waiting at least twenty minutes on hold, I eventually had to email the company in order to receive assistance. I purchased "two" car seats, which went on sale before the return period policy. I requested the difference in price to be credited back to my account, which was denied...."3" times. Instead, I was told I could return the unused items for a credit. I would then have to reorder to get the sale price. What sense does this make, especially for an expectant mother of twins!!! Well, the twins arrived and car seats needed. Rest assured, this will be my last purchase from Graco and last purchase of Graco products.
The website for the same product had two different prices as I browsed 30 mins apart. The first time was about $15 more expensive however I already placed the order. I was trying to call and figured out why, maybe they should match up the price. No one picked up so I had to order another one with cheaper price and hoping to cancel the first order the next day morning.
The next day, I called at least 10 times from 9 AM to 2 pm on a weekday and the phone system kept saying they were having a department meeting and hang up on me. The automatic emails indicated both of the orders were still not processed so I then sent an email requesting to cancel the first order. Of course, no response. Yet, guess what, 20 mins later after my email to cancel order, they notified me that order was shipped! Well, what else can I do? I guess had to pay shipping to return it! Everyone should avoid this brand! I can't believe this is a US owned company with the worst customer service and website.
We received a Graco glider off our baby registry and less than 6 months later, it snapped in half while rocking the child. I've contacted Graco via email and received no response and I have been on hold for over 30 min each time I've tried contacting customer service. For a $200 glider, it shouldn't be breaking. And you'd think a well known name like Graco would offer better customer service!
I've been trying to order a new motor for an old Graco swing. Model 1D0NAP. I bought it 12 years ago for my son. It is still in excellent shape. Good product! Unfortunately, I have to change the motor to make it work again. I was unable to find it on the web. I then tried to get the part with the Graco website. I was unable to enter the model number on gracobaby.ca. I've finally spent exactly 52 minutes waiting to talk to a consumer representative!! They don't have that part and would give me a $40 rebate on a $100 purchase. Quite expensive when the part I want is worth $6. Bad experience. I'll have to throw the whole swing to garbage and buy a new one. (Not Graco.) Really disapointed.
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Graco is an American baby product company and a subsidiary of Newell Brands, based in Atlanta. Founded in 1942 as a machine and car parts fabricating company, it began focusing on baby gear in 1955 when one of its engineers developed the first automated baby swing. Graco has been manufacturing car seats since 1998.
Top-selling car seat: The SnugRide was Graco’s first car seat, launched in 1998. Since then it has become the best-selling car seat line in America.
Travel systems: Graco offers a lot of options for those interested in a travel system. You can purchase a full-size or lightweight stroller system as well as a three-wheeled jogging stroller travel system.
Four-in-one option: Graco’s all-in-one car seat has four configurations: rear-facing infant seat, forward-facing convertible seat and boosters with or without backs.
Retailer options: Graco car seats are sold at many convenient retailers including Walmart, Babies R Us, Baby Depot, buybuy BABY, Target, Kohls and Diapers.com.
Helpful website: Graco’s website offers a helpful tool to sort products by child age, weight or height. You can also sort by features, style, color, pattern and price range.
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